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Apollo’s Mintz elevated to CIO role – Exclusive

In his expanded role, the executive is adding Americas real estate to his remit, which previously focused on Asia real estate investing.

Philip Mintz, now overseeing Americas real estate investing

Philip Mintz has been promoted to chief investment officer of Apollo Global Management’s real estate group, expanding his responsibilities to include responsibility for the firm’s Americas real estate activities, PERE has learned.

The firm declined to comment, but PERE understands that Mintz, who was previously a partner who led Apollo’s real estate investing efforts in Asia, now has a role that encompasses Apollo’s Americas business in addition to his existing oversight of its Asia platform. Roger Orf, who has been with the firm since 2010, continues to oversee Apollo’s European real estate business.

Mintz joined Apollo in 2015 after the firm purchased Venator Real Estate Capital Partners, which he founded in 2013. Previously, he was the CIO of Hong Kong-based Winnington Capital and before that held the same role at Tokyo-based Asia Pacific Land.

Mintz’s elevation is the second major senior personnel change for Apollo’s real estate group this year. Joseph Azelby, its head of real assets joined the firm in the spring, PERE previously reported. Prior to joining Apollo, Azelby led the real assets group at JPMorgan Asset Management, where he worked for 30 years.

Apollo managed $3.3 billion in real assets equity and $9.8 billion in real assets debt as of September 30, according to its third-quarter earnings report.

The firm managed $241.6 billion of assets overall as of September 30.