AUSTIN M SMITH
Austin Smith joined Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group in fall 2016 and currently serves as an Associate Director focused on capital placement and advisory. Since joining Patterson, Austin has been directly involved in the closing of over 60 capital transactions encompassing $1.5 billion of debt and equity placement. 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, and also has prior experience working in gateway markets on the East and West coasts. Additionally, Austin has been involved in a number of advisory assignments, helping universities, developers, and other real estate owners with strategic planning and comprehensive financial analyses relative to their holdings. Other primary responsibilities include managing and training Patterson’s analyst team.
Prior to joining Patterson, Austin was an analyst for JPMorgan’s Real Estate Banking group, providing balance sheet loans to institutional real estate developers, owners, and investors. While at JPMorgan, Austin focused on project underwriting, credit analysis, internal committee approvals, and loan closings. 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
Central Atlanta Progress
Licensed Georgia Real Estate Salesperson
Austin is an Atlanta native having grown up in Alpharetta, GA, and has recently spent a few months in each of Patterson’s offices around the Southeast, getting to know the likes of Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, and Tampa. In his spare time, Austin enjoys cooking, cycling, golfing, and traveling.