Mr. Smith joined Newport Capital Partners in 2019 and is a Vice President on the Asset Management team. In this capacity, he is primarily responsible for executing the strategic business plans of the Firm’s assets including leasing, financing and debt compliance, and implementing capital improvement plans. Additionally, he supports investor reporting, property valuations, maintains lender relationships, and assists with acquisitions, dispositions, and other investment decisions.
Mr. Smith has over six years of real estate finance and asset management experience. Prior to joining NCP, he was a Manager of Asset Management with Starwood Retail Partners (an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group) and responsible for property and fund-level strategic planning, valuation and forecasting, leasing, and capital markets activities of a shopping mall portfolio with over $600 million in value. He also supported investor reporting and underwriting efforts. Prior to Starwood, Mr. Smith was an Analyst with General Growth Properties and held roles in the Investments, Joint Venture Partnerships, and Corporate Finance departments. During his tenure, he collaborated on the acquisition and disposition of properties, conducted asset tours, and established and managed partner and investor relationships.
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 a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).