John Betzig

Managing Director, Acquisitions

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John joined AREP in January 2009 as the Managing Director of Acquisitions and has been instrumental in AREP’s continued growth along the Eastern Seaboard. John is responsible for sourcing acquisitions of commercial properties within major markets along the Eastern Seaboard. John came to AREP from Eastdil Secured, LLC (“Eastdil”) where he spent 8 years as a Director and completed over $12 billion of real estate transactions in most major markets in the United States. Some of his notable transactions while at Eastdil included the sale and financing of Beacon Capital Partners Private REIT Funds II & III, comprised of 16 million SF of space with an aggregate capitalization of approximately $8.0 billion, the disposition of the AON Center in Chicago, IL, the financing and recapitalization of Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia, PA, and in an advisory capacity, valued the east coast holdings of Equity Office Properties’ (“EOP”) portfolio for The Blackstone Group’s $39 billion acquisition of EOP. Additionally, John was a Vice President at Rockwood Realty Advisors where he was involved in over $2.5 billion in real estate transactions and was an investment analyst for both Fosterlane Management Corp. the United States real estate investment and management arm of the Kuwait Investment Office.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Iona College and is actively involved with Swim Across America on Long Island Sound.