Austin Smith joined Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group in fall 2016 and currently serves as a Director in Patterson’s Tampa office.  With a focus on capital placement and advisory, Austin has been directly involved in the closing of over 80 transactions encompassing $3.5 billion of total volume since joining Patterson. Transactions span across numerous property types including multifamily, office, industrial, retail, hospitality, active adult, land, and student housing, and include ground-up construction, value-add, and stabilized projects.  Geographically, Austin has been most active across the Southeast and Sunbelt regions.  Austin has also been involved in a number of Patterson’s advisory assignments, helping universities, developers, and other real estate owners with strategic planning and comprehensive financial analyses.


Prior to joining Patterson, Austin was an analyst in JPMorgan’s Real Estate Banking group, providing balance sheet loans to institutional real estate developers, owners, and investors.  While at JPMorgan, Austin focused on business development, credit analysis, and internal loan committee approvals.  During this time, Austin worked on over $5 billion of loan opportunities and was integrally involved in the funding of more than $1.4 billion across over 24 transactions.  Prior to JPMorgan, Austin was an intern at GE Capital Real Estate in Atlanta where he learned valuable skills supporting the Southeast debt originations team.


Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Real Estate – University of Georgia


Licensed Georgia Real Estate Salesperson

NAIOP Member



Austin is an Atlanta native turned Floridian.  After spending several months in each of Patterson’s offices, he permanently relocated to Tampa.  In his spare time, Austin enjoys soaking up the outdoors at the beach, on the golf course, or on his bike, and also has a penchant for cooking and traveling.

Austin Smith
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404.504.6676 | Tampa, FL