Jeff Smith

Executive Vice President, Asset Management

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 graduated from the University of Arizona, Tuscon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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