Joseph F. Azrack
Azrack & Company
Joseph Azrack is the principal owner of Azrack & Company, a real estate investment and advisory firm based in New York City. He is a board and investment committee member of Regency Centers (NYSE: “REG”), the Berkshire Group, and Safanad, Inc. Previously, Mr. Azrack was the Chairman and Managing Partner of Apollo Global Real Estate. […]
Joseph Azrack is the principal owner of Azrack & Company, a real estate investment and advisory firm based in New York City. He is a board and investment committee member of Regency Centers (NYSE: “REG”), the Berkshire Group, and Safanad, Inc. Previously, Mr. Azrack was the Chairman and Managing Partner of Apollo Global Real Estate. At that time, he was also a member of the Apollo Global Management (NYSE: “APO”) Senior Management Committee, and Chairman and CEO of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE: “ARI”).
Mr. Azrack has over 30 years experience in real estate investment, management and development. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Azrack was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Property Investors (“CPI”) where he chaired the firm’s Management and Investment Committees and directed investment policy and strategy. While at Citi, he was also a member of the Citigroup Alternative Investments Management and Investment Committees, and a member of Citi Infrastructure Investment Committee. Prior to joining CPI, he was Chief Executive and Chairman of AEW Capital Management, L.P., and Founder and Chairman of AEW Europe. While at AEW, Mr. Azrack was the lead partner and board member of numerous public and private investee portfolio companies and operating platforms.
In 2015, Mr Azrack was appointed by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as the Chairman of the Rhode Island I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, in which capacity he served until 2018. Mr. Azrack holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. from Villanova University. He is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business where he created the curriculum for and teaches Real Estate Entrepreneurship. He is a member of, and for many years chaired, the Business School’s Millstein Center Real Estate Advisory Board. Mr. Azrack is a member and past Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and a member and former Trustee, Officer and Director of the Urban Land Institute. He is also a 2020 Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow.