Clay is pursuing graduate education in Real Estate Development in hopes of establishing himself as a real estate developer, investor and entrepreneur. At the Center for Real Estate, Clay endeavors to deepen his understanding of real estate through exposure to the numerous disciplines that complement real estate finance and are intrinsic to development.
Clay joins MIT after having worked for 6 years at Blackstone, where he was a member of the GSO Capital Partners investing team, tasked with originating, analyzing, executing and monitoring private debt and equity investments across industries. In this role, Clay focused on real estate related transactions and was a board member of Community Development Capital Group, a wholly-owned Blackstone portfolio company that provided equity capital to residential homebuilders. Before joining Blackstone, Clay worked as an analyst at Moelis & Company, where he supported deal teams on transactions across industries & advisory products.
Clay graduated with Distinction and Highest Honors with a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was also a member of the University’s Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa.