Joseph F. Azrack

Founder at Azrack & Co.

Joseph F. Azrack

Joseph F. Azrack

Founder at Azrack & Co.

Overview
Career Highlights

Apollo Global Real Estate Management LP
Safanad, Inc.
Citi Property Investors

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2218

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

04/1948

Age

72

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Founder at Safanad, Inc.

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Founder at Linneman Associates

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Founder at Gazit-Globe Ltd.

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Director & Chairman at Berkshire Property Advisors LLC

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Executive Chairman at Regency Centers Corp.

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Head of North American Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer, President at Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Managing Member at 54 Madison Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Berkshire Property Advisors LLC

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President at Safanad, Inc.

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Joseph F. Azrack
Founder at Azrack & Co.
Education
BS
Class of 1969

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

MBA

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1979, the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) is a non-profit trade association for the global institutional real estate investment industry. PREA currently lists over 700 corporate member firms across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Our members include public and corporate pension funds, endowments, foundations, Taft-Hartley funds, insurance companies, investment advisory firms, REITs, developers, real estate operating companies and industry service providers.

Career History
Founder
2015 - Current

Azrack & Co. is a private company headquartered in New York, NY. The firm provides financial services. It was founded by Joseph F. Azrack.

Executive Chairman of the Safanad Real Estate Board
2015 - ?

Safanad’s unique approach to investing and growing wealth is built upon a consistent set of disciplines established specifically to address today’s turbulent and fast-changing global economy.

Chairman, Real Estate
Prior

Since its founding in 1990, Apollo has grown to become one of the world's largest alternative investment managers. As of June 30, 2012, we had total assets under management of $105 billion, with a team of 616 employees located in ten offices around the world. We attribute our success to our key competitive strengths: our investment process and approach to investing, which incorporates our flexibility to invest throughout market cycles and across the capital structure, our deep industry expertise and focus on complex transactions, our investment edge which creates proprietary investment opportunities, and our collaboration with portfolio company management teams; our integrated business model which combines the strength of our private equity, credit-oriented capital markets, and real estate platforms, and also includes a dedicated Natural Resources Fund; our long-standing investor relationships which include many of the world’s most prominent pension and endowment funds, financial institutions and individuals; our long-term capital base; our strong management team and reputation; and our alignment of interests with investors in our funds and shareholders. We operate our businesses in an integrated manner, which we believe distinguishes us from other alternative investment managers. Our investment professionals frequently collaborate and share information across disciplines including market insight, management, banking and consultant contacts as well as potential investment opportunities, which contributes to our library of industry knowledge and enables us to invest successfully across a company’s capital structure. The integrated Apollo platform and the experience of our investment team have enabled us to deliver strong long-term investment performance in our funds throughout a range of economic cycles. Our investment approach is value-oriented, focusing on industries in which we have considerable knowledge, and emphasizing downside protection and the preservation of capital. We are frequently contrarian in our investment approach, which is reflected in a number of ways, including: our willingness to invest in industries that our competitors typically avoid; the often complex structures we employ in some of our investments, including our willingness to pursue difficult corporate carve-out transactions; our experience investing during periods of uncertainty or distress in the economy or financial markets; our orientation towards sole-sponsored transactions; and our willingness to undertake transactions that have substantial business, regulatory or legal complexity. We have successfully applied this investment philosophy since Apollo's founding, allowing us to identify what we believe to be attractive investment opportunities, deploy capital across the balance sheet of industry leading businesses, and create value for our investors throughout economic cycles.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
Prior - 2015

Atrium European Real Estate Ltd Atrium is a leading owner-operator and developer of shopping centres in Central and Eastern Europe. Atrium specialises in hypermarket- and supermarket-anchored malls in strong locations across the region. This strategy optimises the balance between the stability of revenues generated by sales of groceries and other products satisfying day-to-day necessities, with the opportunistic growth prospects offered by emerging markets. Founded in Jersey (Channel Islands) in 1997, the company has dual listing on the Vienna and Amsterdam NYSE Euronext stock exchanges under the ticker ATRS. For up-to-date share price information click here. Atrium is active in Central and Eastern Europe. As of 31 December 2012, Atrium owns and manages 156 properties with a total gross leasable area of approximately 1.2 million m² and with a total market value of approximately €2.2 billion. The income-producing properties are predominantly located in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia, and are managed by Atrium’s internal management team of real estate professionals. In addition, Atrium has a significant pipeline of development projects and land bank with a total market value of approximately €0.5 billion, offering long term future value potential. The company introduced a fixed quarterly dividend policy at the end of 2009 which was increased every subsequent year. Most recently, in November 2012, the board approved a 17.6% increase to at least €0.20 per share per year to be paid in quarterly installments as of March 2013 (subject to legal and regulatory requirements)

Member, Investment Committee
2006 - 2008
Member, Investment Committee
2004 - 2008

CAI’s investment team generally employed fundamental research, specific industry knowledge, proprietary relationships and partnerships with management teams to identify attractive investment opportunities, often targeting industries that are undergoing change or are otherwise out-of-favor for their Private Equity Investment Fund. For their Real Estate Funds, they selected underlying funds based on performance track record, organizational ability to execute the investment strategy, and financial capacity to meet obligations, among other factors. CAI used information obtained from various outside research firms, coupled with internal economic and real estate market analysis, to ascertain which geographic markets and what property types offer attractive investment opportunities.

Member of the MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board
Current

The mission of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School is to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of real estate as it relates to the ever-changing global market for real estate finance and investment.

Chairman of the Real Estate Program Advisory Board
1993 - 2003

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Chairman
Prior

Founded in 1979, the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) is a non-profit trade association for the global institutional real estate investment industry. PREA currently lists over 700 corporate member firms across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Our members include public and corporate pension funds, endowments, foundations, Taft-Hartley funds, insurance companies, investment advisory firms, REITs, developers, real estate operating companies and industry service providers.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2018

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

$2,500 - $4,999
2018

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. ULI Founded in 1936, ULI now have members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Members say ULI provide information they can trust, and that ULI is a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. With pride, ULI members commit to the best in land use policy and practice.

$5,000 - $10K
2015

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. ULI Founded in 1936, ULI now have members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Members say ULI provide information they can trust, and that ULI is a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. With pride, ULI members commit to the best in land use policy and practice.

Political Donations
$5,000
2014
$500
2013

Senator from Delaware

$5,000
2013
Transactions
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Apollo Global Management, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Events
Speaker
Urban Land Institute 2011 Fall Meeting

Attendee
Columbia Business School's Real Estate Alumni Reception

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2011 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2011 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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