Blake Michael

Director - Equity Investments

Rialto Capital Management

Mr. Michael joined Rialto in 2016 and currently serves as Director in the Equity Investments group. Mr. Michael is involved in strategic expansion, investment, and portfolio management of Rialto’s equity platforms, with a key focus on growing Rialto’s multifamily and self-storage strategies. While at Rialto, Mr. Michael has been involved in both equity and credit investments across all property types.

Prior to joining Rialto, Mr. Michael began his career working in Acquisition & Portfolio Management for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. During his time there, Mr. Michael transacted on more than $1.4 billion of equity investments across multiple product types, including multifamily, office, retail, and industrial.

Mr. Michael earned his MBA and a B.S. in Business Administration at The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School where he also interned with Crescent Communities developing multifamily communities across the Southeastern US.