Brad Pitt visited the Dominican Republic this week to scout real estate development locations.

The actor took a helicopter to the Samana peninsula, on the island's north coast, and the eastern towns of Miches and Punta Cana to look into real estate projects with art dealer and promoter George Nader.

He was photographed Friday afternoon following a meeting with German architects Lars Kruckeberg and Wolfram Putz at a hotel in the capital's colonial district. The architects had previously refurbished Pitt and girlfriend Angelina Jolie's house in Los Angeles.

The couple, who costarred in 2005's "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," are expecting their first child later this year.

Jolie — who was in the Caribbean nation in January filming the movie "The Good Shepherd" with Robert De Niro — did not accompany Pitt, said her publicist, Holly Goline, who confirmed Pitt's trip.

Pitt will narrate a series on environmentally friendly structures and sustainable architecture in June on American public television.