Matthew J. Lustig is Chairman of Investment Banking, North America as well as Head of Real Estate & Lodging at Lazard, advising clients on strategic transactions in the real estate and lodging industries.
Previously, Mr. Lustig served as Head of Investment Banking, North America, managing Financial Advisory businesses relating to Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring, Private Capital Advisory, Lazard Middle Market, Shareholder Advisory, and Capital Structure Advisory.
Separately, he has headed the Real Estate private equity business of Lazard and its post-IPO successors, which included multiple funds with over $2.5 billion of equity capital invested in public and private real estate operating companies and properties.
Prior to joining Lazard in 1989, Mr. Lustig was with Drexel Burnham Lambert and Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Lustig serves on the boards of Boston Properties, Inc. and Ventas, Inc.
He serves on the advisory boards of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, his alma mater, The Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (former Chairman), and the Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School.
He is a former Executive Committee and Board member of the Pension Real Estate Association, a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
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