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David Smith

David Smith

Senior Director Occupier Research, Americas

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    1180 Peachtree Street
    Suite 3100
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    United States

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    +1 404 853-5310

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Profile

David Smith is the Senior Director of Occupier Research for the Americas. Mr. Smith produces occupier thought leadership content for the Research Center of Excellence and directs a program of market presentations, written analysis, surveys, forecasts, and data collection that supports Global Occupier Services and the brokerage business, as well as advance the strategic plan in Americas Research.


Mr. Smith previously worked with a consulting start-up focused on helping creative entrepreneurs with strategy and operations. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at Kingsley Associates, a leading provider of research and benchmarking solutions to real estate companies around the world. Prior to Kingsley Associates, Mr. Smith was the Director of Operations for a Denver-based non-profit that planned and executed large-scale conferences around the U.S.

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, Duke University 

Awards & Associations

Accomplishments
  • Main stage speaker at NHMC Annual Conference and BOMA China’s 1st Annual Conference
  • Served as Vice President and COO of real estate industry’s leading provider of research and performance benchmarking solutions focused on customer (tenant / resident) satisfaction, employee engagement and client / investor perceptions
  • Consulted to global real estate companies:
    • Owning more than $850 billion in real estate worldwide
    • 2.5 million of multifamily units

Community Leadership
  • Founding member and elder at Village Church of East Atlanta
  • Founding supporter of Carver Neighborhood Market