As Associate Director, Chris Smith oversees a team of managers, assistant managers, property assistants and property engineers. His role includes the day to day supervision of staff as well as oversight of a property portfolio. He works closely with Cushman’s largest client to help ensure a high level of service in management, administration, accounting and engineering services.
Chris works with his team to strategize best practices, property issues and help to reach client goals and objectives. He has worked on several medical assignments throughout his career, including single tenant to multi-tenant portfolios. Chris works with the Asset Services leadership team to set company goals and objectives, set and implement company strategies and work with other departments to deliver a high level of service to Cushman & Wakefield clients. He works with his team and other managers to help develop better skillsets to assist in meeting their career goals and objectives.
Prior to his current role, Chris worked with a diverse portfolio of office, industrial, and office/ warehouse properties in excess of 1M square feet. Clients included Laurus Properties, Hillcrest Properties, LNR Properties, Aetna Life Insurance, and United Properties LLC, as well as several entrepreneurial clients. His responsibilities included oversight of on-site staff and activity in his portfolio, including maintenance, operations, construction, leasing, and project management.
In addition, Chris has also worked on company best practices, a property manager training program, and internal company training and education programs. He has experience training senior level property managers, as well as mentoring new management professionals both at the company and through his involvement with real estate organizations. Chris has been involved in several property sales, including several multi building office and retail properties. He has also developed extensive experience in land condemnation proceedings, having worked with clients both in trial proceedings as well as negotiating settlements on condemnations.