Matthew J. Lustig is Managing Partner of North America Investment Banking, as well as Head of Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging at Lazard Frères & Co. ("Lazard"). Separately, he is Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Real Estate Partners LLC ("LREP") at Lazard Alternative Investments LLC ("LAI"). He is responsible for managing Lazard's investment banking business across North America, and continues to be responsible for real estate investment banking activities, as well as LAI's real estate fund activities.
Mr. Lustig has extensive client experience in real estate industry strategic and restructuring advice, finance and capital raising, and first tier asset and portfolio sales. In recent years, he has played an active role in more than $200 billion of advisory assignments and transactions involving leading real estate companies in the public and private markets. At LREP, Mr. Lustig has overseen multiple funds with over $2.5 billion of equity capital invested in real estate operating companies and properties. Mr. Lustig is Board Chairman of Atria Senior Living, Inc., an assisted living company, and has been a director of several other public and private portfolio companies. He also serves on the boards of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) and Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP).
Prior to joining Lazard in 1989, Mr. Lustig was a First Vice President in the Real Estate Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was previously a lending officer with Chase Manhattan Bank specializing in credit, construction and real estate finance.
Mr. Lustig is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable among other industry organizations, and serves on the boards of Pension Real Estate Association, Larson Leadership Initiative at the Urban Land Institute, The Wharton School Samuel Zell/Robert Lurie Real Estate Center and the Real Estate Advisory Board at Columbia University School of Business; he also serves on the Board of Visitors at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, his alma mater.
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, BSFS.