AJ Smith – Director of Accounting and Asset Management


AJ is the Director of Accounting and Asset Management for Axial Real Estate Advisors. AJ is responsible for the financial reporting for the firm, including the review of operations at the properties, compliance with lender requirements, and reporting packages for investors. AJ has specific experience with commercial real estate and multi-level entity structuring since beginning his career in 2013. He came to Minneapolis to work as a Certified Public Accountant for KPMG, a professional service company and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

More recently, AJ has worked with Castlelake, a global private investment firm based in Minneapolis. Here AJ worked as an accountant for commercial real estate Special Purpose Entities. He specialized in the purchase, sale, and operations of commercial real estate assets, collecting experience with over 75 legal entities covering more than 40 deals and multiple Joint Venture Partners.

AJ is an Active Certified Public Accountant in Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.