Jeff Smith

Executive Vice Present, Asset Enhancement |


As Executive Vice President of Asset Management for VanTrust, Jeff Smith ensures operational performance in accordance with the investment and development objectives for all completed projects as well as those under development. This involves working with internal and external team members, including property managers, leasing agents, accountants, construction managers, architects and numerous vendors providing various operational services to the assets. Jeff also interfaces with internal financial sources to determine hold/sell strategies and to evaluate projects for possible redevelopment. 

Jeff has more than 30 years’ experience in the asset/property management areas, overseeing billions of dollars’ worth of assets located throughout the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. His major institutional clients have included Goldman Sachs Whitehall, MONY, Met Life, Aetna, Federated Department Stores, JMB and Macerich. Jeff has been involved with a wide variety of project types including retail, office, industrial, residential, mixed-use, hospitality, recreation and land. 

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. 

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, The International Council of Shopping Centers

Notable Projects

VT 202
The Kessler at Meadowbrook
The Inn at Meadowbrook
Landings III
Frisco Station – The Offices Three
Frisco Station – The Offices Two
The Pointe at Polaris
Chandler 101
Brookside 51
Blazer Tech Buildings 1 & 2
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