November 4th, 2021

Gary Block

Gary is responsible for acquisitions, capital activities and investor relations for The Meridian Group. Gary led the fundraising and investing efforts of Meridian Realty Partners I, II, and III – TMG’s discretionary private equity funds raised starting in 2012. Between these funds, Gary has led approximately $4.35 billion in investments with over $1.65 billion of equity in 33 transactions. 

With over 30 years of industry experience, Gary represented TMG in its first three years of investments as a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Washington, DC. He then headed up the real estate fund’s acquisitions group as a Global Partner of The Carlyle Group, where he led and completed over $12 billion of investments with $3.4 billion of equity in nearly 200 transactions. These included the acquisition, development, structured financing, and recapitalization of office, hotel, retail, residential, industrial, land, senior living, and mixed-use properties. He also led the firm’s efforts in the formation of Carlyle Realty Partners I, II, III, IV and V—an aggregate of over $5 billion in investor commitments—before joining TMG in November 2007. 

Gary received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. Gary is on the Board for George Washington University Business School’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, the Board for University of Miami’s Master of Real Estate Development & Urbanism, and the Board of the DC History Center.


Committees:

Investment Committee
Management Committee 
Valuations Committee