President & Principal

Al Apuzzo


Al Apuzzo is a Principal with the Lee & Associates-North San Diego County Office in Carlsbad. He specializes in land, retail, and investments.

Career History

Al has over 20 years of successful real estate and financing transactional experience. With a background in retail, investments and land, and a diverse resume in the areas of brokerage, leasing, tax deferred exchange, asset management, consulting, project management, finance and development, Al provides clients with both a fundamental understanding of the business and full-service real estate solutions customized to meet each client’s specific needs.


  • San Diego State University – MSBA: Real Estate
  • University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, IL – BS: Finance
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Urban Land Institute
  • US Green Building Council
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


  • Encinitas Planning Commissioner (2016–2020)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Building Industry Association (BIA)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Vista Economic Development Strategy Committee (VEDS) – Member