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Michael Knott

Managing Director, Head of U.S. REIT Research

Michael Knott

Managing Director, Head of U.S. REIT Research

Michael is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. REIT Research at Green Street. He plays a key leadership role, contributing to the firm’s well-respected property and investment research efforts. Michael served as the Chief Financial Officer of EQ Office, the U.S. office platform for Blackstone, in 2018 and 2019. Prior to EQ Office, Michael had been with Green Street for 16 years. During his tenure, he co-led the U.S. REIT Research team and led research coverage on a wide variety of real estate property types. This included over ten years leading the office and self-storage sectors, initiating Green Street's coverage of lab space and data center sectors, as well as coverage of senior housing, medical office, skilled nursing, industrial, diversified REITs, and lodging. Michael was a two-time recipient of The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" award for stock picking in the real estate category. Prior to joining Green Street in 2002, Michael worked in REIT investment banking at A.G. Edwards. He earned a B.A. in Economics with Distinction from Indiana University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

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