Board of
Directors

Robert Welanetz

Member of the Board of Directors

Robert has over 40 years of experience in real estate investment, development and operations working as an executive with some of the world’s pre-eminent real estate companies, providing strategic guidance and expertise based on his global real estate background and experiences.


Robert was CEO Properties for Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), a privately-held UAE developer, and before joining MAF he was the Global Retail Real Estate Advisor for Blackstone for 8 years.


During his career, Robert has held executive leadership positions with The Hahn Company, Pan Pacific Development, The Yarmouth Group, Lend Lease, JLL and CP Group and has been directly involved in projects in 47 countries around the world.


Known for his insights into the ever-evolving world of consumer and end-user attitudes and preferences, Robert is a frequent speaker at industry trade conferences and at higher education real estate programs. A former Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”) a 70K member international retail real estate trade organization, Robert has significant prior experience as a former Board Member of Galileo Retail Property Trust, Brixmor, Multi Corporation.


In addition to serving on the AWJ Holding Board and Executive Committee, Robert is a board member of Stone Mountain Industrial Park, a division of Pattillo Industrial Real Estate.


Robert is a graduate of Colorado State University with executive management course work at INSEAD, Fontainebleau and is based in Atlanta, GA U.S.A.