A.J. Belt has served clients in the commercial real estate industry since 1983. He specializes in retail properties, paying particular attention to brokerage and recapitalization of joint-venture structures. He relies on his extensive experience within capital markets and knowledge of financial structuring and asset and property management. Prior to joining Avison Young, Belt served as Senior Vice-President, Asset Management with Flagler Real Estate Services from 2010 to April 2012. During the previous 12 years, he co-founded and operated the publicly-traded Dutch retail real estate fund DIM Vastgoed, N.V. Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for the acquisition, disposition and management of more than $2 billion worth of commercial real estate assets.
Belt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1981). In addition to being a licensed Florida real estate broker, he also has a U.S. Green Building Certification Institute designation. From 1986 to 2005, he held a certified general contractor’s license in Florida.