Jon Zald is a Managing Director in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. Mr. Zald has 16 years of investment banking experience with the last 11 years focused on the broader REIT, gaming, hospitality and leisure sectors. Mr. Zald joined PJT Partners in October 2020 after working in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging groups at both Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Zald has extensive experience in advising clients and executing M&A, capital raising and capital markets transactions. Mr. Zald received dual degrees from the University of Michigan – a BBA from the Stephen A. Ross School of Business as well as a BA in Economics.