Howard Taft

Howard Taft

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Howard Taft

Senior Managing Director

As Senior Managing Director of Aztec Group, Howard Taft brings over 40 years and over $4 billion of commercial real estate capital markets and sales experience. Mr. Taft’s primary focus is the origination, analysis, and placement of real estate debt and equity throughout the United States. Mr. Taft has closed transactions involving mezzanine, equity, and debt financing for acquisitions, development, and refinances for various product types including multifamily, retail, office, note transactions, office, new construction, condominiums, residential and office condominium conversions, land, and mixed-use properties. Mr. Taft has arranged Joint Venture Partners as a Principal and Intermediary. Prior to joining Aztec, Mr. Taft was Senior Managing Director at Cohen Financial, Senior Managing Director at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF), and a Senior Vice President at CREC in Coral Gables. Mr. Taft established and managed the Miami office of HFF and Cohen Financial.

Mr. Taft is affiliated with various organizations including National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Executive Committee/Advisory Board of University of Florida Warrington College of Business, and is former President and Member of the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers and Mortgage Bankers.

B.S. in Real Estate & Accounting; University of Florida


Licensed Real Estate Broker, Florida

Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator, Florida