Profile

David Smith
Senior Vice President
CWCapital Asset Management

David H. Smith joined CWCapital Asset Management in January 2009 and serves as Senior Vice President in the asset management group. Currently, Mr. Smith oversees a portfolio of non-performing loans and REO properties. Mr. Smith determines the strategic direction of each special serviced loan to maximize its NPV, with a primary focus on developing and executing creative solutions, returning delinquent loans to performing status or taking title when a loan restructure is not feasible. Mr. Smith handles specially serviced CMBS loans, including with A/B/Mezz structures.  Mr. Smith’s REO properties benefit from his seasoned knowledge as a private and public equity real estate asset manager.  He has experience with all property types, with his specialty being hospitality assets and loans. Mr. Smith is an active participant with the numerous underwriting assignments CWCapital performs annually.

Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and hospitality industries. Prior to joining CWCapital, he served as Vice President, Portfolio Management for General Electric’s Healthcare Financial Services division. He held positions at CRIIMI MAE Inc., where he worked on special serviced CMBS loans and REO assets, and with Host Hotels & Resorts, where he served as Director, Asset Management. Mr. Smith also held finance and development positions with various subsidiaries of Manor Care, most notably Choice Hotels International and Sunburst Hospitality.

Mr. Smith received the Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association, the Certified Commercial Investment Manager designation from the CCIM Institute, and the Real Property Administrator designation from the BOMI Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in finance from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, and a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business and Public Management at The George Washington University.
 


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