Michael Fronte is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1999, Mr. Fronte has been responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial reporting of the Blackstone Real Estate Partners (BREP) funds and related investment entities. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Fronte worked for 11 years in Public Accounting, including as an Audit Manager in Arthur Andersen's Real Estate and Hospitality Services Group, where he provided auditing, accounting, and consulting services to global real estate companies. Mr. Fronte received a BS in Accounting from Long Island University School of Professional Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant.