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Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Rothstein is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Apollo’s global real estate business. Mr. Rothstein is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the group as well as strategic planning and new business development. He also is the CEO, President and a member of the Board of Directors of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI), a publicly traded real estate investment trust managed by an affiliate of Apollo. Prior to joining Apollo in 2009, Mr. Rothstein was a Co-Managing Partner of Four Corners Properties, a privately held real estate investment company. Previously, he served as a Director of KKR Financial Advisors, LLC, overseeing all investments in commercial real estate and a Director at RBC Capital Markets, responsible for the West Coast Real Estate Investment Banking practice. Prior to RBC, Mr. Rothstein was an EVP/CFO of the Related Capital Company, also serving as CFO for three publicly traded companies – Centerline Capital Corp, American Mortgage Acceptance Company and Aegis Realty. Mr. Rothstein began his career at Spieker Properties, an office REIT subsequently acquired by Equity Office Properties, and held various senior finance positions prior to being named CFO in 1999. Mr. Rothstein graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Accounting and received an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business Real Estate Advisory Board.