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  • Jonathan Lee mentioned in the Commercial Observer

    September 17, 2018

    When Southern California native Jonathan Lee, joined George Smith Partners (GSP), a leading real estate capital advisement firm in Los Angeles, in 2005, he was a relative newbie to the world of construction financing. Originally, he had set his sights on a job at the U.S. State Department. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 with a degree in political science, he headed to D.C. where he worked as a foreign service officer at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Va. for two years before tiring of the bureaucracy. He decided to return to the West Coast where he worked for the now-defunct MWH Development from 2003 to 2005 before landing at GSP, where he currently serves as a principal and managing director specializing in construction financing.  Click here to read the full article.

  • Hyatt Sees Double on LAX-Area Hotel Project

    November 27, 2017

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    “Tourism, development and infrastructure activity are the driving factors behind the planned conversion of a 13-story office tower near Los Angeles World Airports into a dual-branded hotel.  The office structure at 5959 Century Blvd. will be renovated into a 129-room Hyatt House and 272-room Hyatt Place Hotel for Hyatt Hotels Corp. of Chicago, according to investment banker George Smith Partners.  The Century City-based firm arranged $50 million in construction financing for the conversion project on behalf of the owner, a limited liability entity named 5959 and an affiliate of West Los Angeles hotel financier and developer California Real Estate Regional Center…”

  • David R. Pascale Jr. Mentioned in the Los Angeles Business Journal

    November 6, 2017

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    David Pascale Jr., Senior Vice President of George Smith Partners was asked, “How many Dodger games did you go to this year?”

    “I attended eight games, including two World Series home games.  As an avid fan, I have been going to games since 1969.  My love of the team started when I was listening to Vin Scully on the radio and keeping score in a scorebook at home.”

     

  • $58M Financing Earmarked for Atlanta Portfolio Acquisition

    November 6, 2017

    A private investor has received $58 million in financing to acquire and reposition a workforce housing portfolio in the Norcross submarket of the Atlanta metro area. George Smith Partners Inc. secured the financing for the buyer of the two vintage buildings. The capital package consists of $45 million in non-recourse acquisition debt and $13 million in joint venture equity. The loan is interest-only during the initial four years of the term, followed by a 30-year amortization.  Click here to read the full story.

  • Shahin Yazdi: Fifty Under 40

    October 30, 2017

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    Shahin Yazdi, Principal & Managing Director has been nominated by Real Estate Forum for, “Fifty under 40” 2017.  Shahin is the youngest Principal and Managing Director in George Smith Partners’ 25-year history.  In just 10 years with the firm, Yazdi has arranged more than $1 billion in financing for commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States.  Click here to read the full article.

  • April 2016 Publicity

    April 29, 2016

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    March 29, 2016

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    March 1, 2016

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    February 3, 2016

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    January 11, 2016

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    December 4, 2015

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    November 3, 2015

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