What Makes a Good Investment Opportunity - with David Luski (DRA Advisors)
DAVID LUSKI, President
DRA Advisors LLC
DRA Advisors LLC is a privately owned investment advisory firm with over $11.5 billion in assets under management. DRA manages real estate investments on behalf of leading private and public pension funds, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and private investors.
Mr. Luski is President and co-founder of DRA with over thirty years of real estate experience. He is responsible for managing all aspects of DRA’s operations, with a focus on acquisitions and dispositions. Since DRA was founded in 1986, the firm has acquired over $33 billion of real estate, including 79 million square feet of industrial, 59 million square feet of office, 82 million square feet of retail and 74,000 multifamily units. DRA has also been an active seller, having sold over a thousand properties within its funds with an aggregate value of $26.6 billion, generating a gross IRR of 16%
Mr. Luski graduated from Boston University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
Joe represents private equity fund sponsors in connection with fund formation, the acquisition of portfolio investments and the implementation of exit strategies. In this capacity, Joe advises clients on securities, governance, ERISA, Investment Advisers Act and structural issues. He has extensive regulatory expertise, and wide-ranging experience with all alternative asset classes, including LBO funds, venture capital and later-stage growth equity funds, energy and infrastructure funds, credit funds, real estate funds and joint ventures, fund restructurings and other complex secondary transactions, and funds of funds. Joe has also represented many fund managers in connection with spinoffs and consolidations.
In addition to domestic representations, Joe has advised private equity clients in connection with the acquisition and structuring of portfolio investments throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. His representation of asset managers in the real estate sector includes advice concerning REIT offerings and privatizations, partnership roll-ups and cross-border investments. Joe has been recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers, The Legal 500 US and New York Super Lawyers. Most recently, Joe was quoted by Private Equity International in the article “LPAs: Finding the Right Balance” and by Private Funds Management in the article “Ringing the Changes.” Joe co-authored the “United States Fundraising” chapter in The Private Equity Review (Law Business Research Ltd.) and he contributed to the Fund Formation and Incentives Report (Private Equity International in association with SRZ). Joe earned his J.D. from NYU School of Law and his A.B. from Columbia University.
YJP invites you to attend our real estate mentorship session with David Luski, DRA Advisors.
Join us and a group of young rising stars in the industry as we convene on December 22nd for an open forum, as we discuss:
- The state of the real estate industry over the course of 2020
- What institutional real estate markets look like & the DRA Advisors Portfolio
- Real estate prospects of 2021
Make sure you bring your questions to connect with David and grow your network. This will be an opportunity to connect with other rising stars in the industry.
This event is complimentary for Virtual level members and above.
For questions, please email: email@example.com
Online Zoom Conference
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