Michael Knott is Chief Financial Officer of EQ Office, a large real estate firm focused on serving customer needs and creating spaces for greatness so companies can attract, retain and inspire talent. EQ Office, formerly Equity Office Properties, serves as Blackstone’s U.S. office investment and operating platform. Knott brings intellectual curiosity, rigor and financial acumen, as well as experience across multiple real estate asset types following a nearly 20-year career in commercial real estate, REIT research, and investment banking. Prior to joining EQ in July 2018, Knott spent 16 years at Green Street Advisors, an influential research firm. There he covered a number of property sectors over his tenure, including office, industrial, lab space, data centers, health care, self-storage, and lodging, as well as leading the firm’s REIT research effort.