Lamont Blackstone is the principal of G.L. Blackstone & Associates, an urban commercial real estate consulting company. With over 25 years of experience in real estate and finance, Mr. Blackstone is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Lamont also served as the Chief Investment Officer for The Retail Initiative, Inc., the America’s first real estate equity investment fund focused on inner-city commercial development projects. He is a graduate of The Wharton School with an MBA in Finance and Real Estate.