Samir Lakhani

Samir Lakhani

Managing Director, Co-Head of Securitized Assets & Head of CMBS

Samir Lakhani, Managing Director, is Co-Head of the Securitized Assets Team within Global Fixed Income. Since 2012, Mr. Lakhani has led the CMBS and Senior CRE Debt business and continues to act as a Lead CMBS / CRE Debt Portfolio Manager in addition to his other responsibilities. Mr. Lakhani is a member of various BlackRock Investment Committees including the Commercial Mortgage Loan Committee within Fixed Income and the Real Estate Debt Investment Committee within BlackRock's Real Assets Group.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Lakhani was a Vice President at R3 Capital Partners, where he invested in securitized assets including ABS, CMBS, CLO's and Specialty Finance transactions. Mr. Lakhani held similar roles at Lehman Brothers in their Global Principal Strategies group. Mr. Lakhani joined Lehman Brothers in 2006 initially in Structured Credit Products. Previously, Mr. Lakhani held positions at JP Morgan Partners, in their Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt group, from 2001 to 2004.


Mr. Lakhani served on the Board of Governors for the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council ("CREFC") from 2012 - 2018. Mr. Lakhani earned a B.S. Degree in Economics and a B.S. Degree in Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

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