Alex Smith

Managing Director, Head of Asset Management
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Mr. Smith joined Newport Capital Partners in 2019 and is Managing Director, Head of Asset Management. In this capacity, he is responsible for implementing the Firm’s investment strategy through oversight of leasing, redevelopment and other major capital expenditures, debt procurement and compliance, and property operations. Additionally, he is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and shares responsibility with Newport Partners on portfolio management, capital markets, and investor relations.

Mr. Smith has over ten years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining Newport Capital Partners, he was an Asset Manager with Starwood Retail Partners, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group. In this role he was responsible for a portfolio of regional mall and lifestyle centers located throughout the United States. His primary responsibilities included property and fund-level strategic planning, valuation and forecasting, leasing, and capital markets activities. He also supported investor reporting and underwriting efforts. Prior to Starwood, he held various roles at General Growth Properties within the Investments, JV Partnerships, and Corporate Finance departments.

Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance with a certificate in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Iowa. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).