Boyd Smith

Managing Director

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    1950 University Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    United States

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    +1 650 320-0257

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The full bio Boyd joined Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ) in Spring of 2007 and has been honored by Cushman & Wakefield as a Top Producer. Boyd was awarded Cushman & Wakefield Rookie of the Year in 2008 and recognized as the second highest producing rookie in the company's history. He has brokered over 50 deals in 2008-2011 year to date with a total consideration of over $215 million.

Boyd began his real estate career as the Co-Founder and Partner of Peninsula Land & Capital in Menlo Park, California. Boyd directed acquisition efforts and managed investor relations, property management and worked to compile a real estate portfolio valued at more than $32 million. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Boyd worked as Vice President of Willis & Company and in land acquisition for Shea Homes.

  • Sequoia Capital
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • New York Stock 
  • Exchange
  • General Catalyst
Major Transactions

  • Lease to Dolby, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, 63,379 square feet
  • Lease to Dfine, Inc., San Jose, CA, 30,000 square feet
  • Sublease for Sequoia Capital, San Francisco, CA, 15,000 square feet
  • Lease to CVSim, Inc., Redwood City, CA, 34,000 square feet
  • Lease to Alston Bird, Menlo Park, CA, 20,000 square feet
  • Sale of 127 First Street, Los Altos, 7,000 square feet
  • Sale of 715-727 Altos Oaks Drive to Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Los Altos, CA, 5,530 square feet
  • Buyer representation of 1898 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA
  • Lease to McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, Menlo Park, CA, 84,689 square feet
  • Lease to Venrock, Palo Alto, CA, 19,800 square feet
  • Sale of 385 Sherman to Sand Hill Properties, Palo Alto, CA, 21,600 square feet

Professional Affiliations

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Association

Professional Recognition

  • ASVB (Association of Silicon Valley Brokers) Rookie of the Year, 2008
  • Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal "40 Under 40", 2009


  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelor's Degree in English and a Minor in Economics, Brigham Young University