About Us

Everyday Market Experience

Founded in Los Angeles, in 1992, George Smith Partners, Inc. (“GSP”) is a leading, national real estate investment banking firm. Our diverse and innovative structuring expertise, vast lender knowledge and relationships, and everyday market experience, enable us to customize financing for property ranging from $3 Million to $350 Million, including highly leveraged participating debt and joint venture equity.

Year-end 2015, George Smith Partners, Inc. placed over $2.2 billion of debt, preferred equity/mezzanine sub-debt and joint venture equity through 208 transactions with 91 separate capital sources. With steady year-over-year growth since 1996, the firm’s total financings over the past decade have exceeded $26 billion. More than 50 percent of the firm’s annual financings are from transactions in markets outside of California.

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Our Principals

George Smith, the firm’s founder, passed away in late 2005, leaving the firm in the hands of his four longtime co-Principals, Steve Bram, Gary E. Mozer, David Rifkind, and Gary M. Tenzer. Together they average more than 25 years experience in real estate finance. In 2015, Jonathan Lee, Bryan Shaffer and Shahin Yazdi joined the team of principals.

Meet Our Team