Partner, Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee
Mr. Nitin Karnani has more than 20 years of experience investing in opportunistic real estate equity and debt transactions across investment cycles. Developed at some of the largest and most active real estate investment firms, his skill set includes all aspects of the real estate debt and equity capital markets.
Prior to joining Dune in 2015, Mr. Karnani was a Managing Director in Blackstone's Real Estate Group from 2009 to 2013 where he focused on equity and distressed debt investment opportunities on behalf of Blackstone's real estate private equity funds. Previously, Mr. Karnani served as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate for GSO Capital Partners (acquired by Blackstone in 2008) from 2006 through 2009 and a member of the firm's Real Estate Investment Committee. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Karnani was a Partner at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, where he focused on the investment activities of Apollo's opportunistic real estate funds in North America and Central Europe. Mr. Karnani started his career in real estate as a member of the real estate consulting practice of E&Y Kenneth Leventhal.
Mr. Karnani graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in Finance and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business.