Drew Butler comes to Upton Realty Group bringing his global experience. Prior to joining Upton, Drew worked in both London and New York, and served as the Vice President responsible for the due diligence of private equity real estate and infrastructure funds at a prestigious independent placement agent. Prior to that, he managed portfolios of private equity and community investment funds. Drew was awarded a BA in Spanish from Cornell University and an MSc in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Thereafter, he attended the London School of Economics, where he was selected to serve as a researcher for UK Parliament and earned an MSc in Regional & Urban Planning Studies. He has served on committees for the Affordable Housing Investor Council, ANREV, the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Land Institute, where he is a regular contributor to the Urban Land Magazine. Recent publications include "Investing in Distressed Debt" and "Capital Markets on the Rebound: Where the Risk Lies".