Steve Azar joined Stockbridge in 2013 and served as Vice President with the firm’s acquisition team until 2019. Upon his return in 2020, Mr. Azar serves as Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm’s Niche Logistics Fund, where he formulates the Fund’s strategy and serves as an industrial specialist to source acquisitions and partner relationships. Mr. Azar has over ten years of real estate experience, specializing in portfolio strategy, acquisitions, transaction structuring and execution, dispositions and asset management.
Previously, Mr. Azar served as Global Head of Real Estate for XPO Logistics, a top ten provider of logistics solutions globally, where he was responsible for formulating global portfolio strategy while also overseeing all acquisitions, dispositions, new developments and joint ventures in addition to leasing and capital projects across the world.
In his previous role at Stockbridge, he served as an acquisitions officer and head of capital markets. In this role, he was instrumental in formulating investment and financing strategies and executing transactions on behalf of Stockbridge’s clients. He was particularly integral in Stockbridge’s industrial strategy, including the execution of over 6.2 million square feet of industrial transactions.
Mr. Azar started his real estate career in investment banking at Royal Bank of Scotland, specializing in M&A and capital markets in the real estate, infrastructure and energy sectors.
Steve received his B.S. in Finance from Miami University and is a CFA Charterholder.