Drew McMillan is currently an analyst at Oaktree Capital's real estate asset management arm, Bellwether Asset Management. Prior to joining Bellwether, Drew interned for George Smith Partners a leading boutique real estate capital advisory firm and Thorofare Capital, a middle market loan origination and servicing company.
Drew graduated magma cum laude from the University of Southern California. Drew also was very active in both Marshall Real Estate Finance Group (MREFA) as well as Trojan Real Estate Association (TREA). Drew went into asset management because he truly believes that learning how to maximize profit from a property a firm already owns is as important as acquiring new properties. Bellwether is an incredible firm that looks at all property types and is currently managing a portfolio of over $8 billion. Drew has been able to work on hundreds of deals and truly see the in’s-and-outs of a profitable property. Drew is still very active in the Trojan Family as he readily comes to speak on both TREA and MREFA panels.
Drew’s advice to every student is to create a detailed road map and stick to it. He said that life may throw different obstacles in your way and it is easy to lose sight of our goals, but a road map makes it a bit easier to stay on target.