||Gary M. Sumers
Senior Managing Director
Gary M. Sumers is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer in the Real Estate Group.
Since joining Blackstone in 1995, Mr. Sumers’ day-to-day activities include heading Blackstone Real Estate Advisors’ (BREA) Strategic Asset Management Group, oversight of all financial reporting activities and responsibility for the property disposition activities. In addition, Mr. Sumers works with existing and new Limited Partners regarding their existing or potential limited partner investments.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Sumers was Chief Operating Officer of General Growth Properties, a publicly traded regional mall REIT. Prior to joining General Growth Properties, Mr. Sumers spent 11 years at JMB Institutional Realty Corporation, where he was the Managing Director in charge of asset management. Mr. Sumers began his career practicing real estate law in Chicago.
Mr. Sumers graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis, received his law degree from Northwestern University and attended the London School of Economics.