Andrea Drasites is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Ms. Drasites is involved in the asset management of US retail and gaming investments, including ShopCore and Edens, and retail projects inside of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and other Blackstone assets. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Drasites has been involved with several notable transactions including Brixmor IPO (formerly Centro), Edens, Excel Trust and RioCan.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Drasites worked at Equity One, Inc., a publicly traded shopping center REIT, where she was responsible for asset management as well as acquisitions and dispositions across the US. Prior to Equity One, Inc., Ms. Drasites worked for Woolbright Development, a shopping center owner and developer based in Boca Raton, Florida.
Ms. Drasites received a BA in International Business from Rollins College and an MBA from the University of Florida. Ms. Drasites is a member of the University of Florida’s Real Estate Advisory Board. She is an active member of ULI, International Council of Shopping Centers and is a Founding Member of the annual Rally Against Lupus fundraiser in New York and is actively involved in the Alliance for Lupus Research.