Jon W. Smith

Senior Transaction Manager

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Professional Experience

Jon Smith is Senior Transaction Manager on a dynamic CBRE Advisory & Transaction Services team based in Atlanta and Newport Beach, where he provides strategic portfolio planning and guides full-scope transactional implementation on an international basis for clients in Oil & Gas, Shipping and Logistics, Aerospace Manufacturing, and Banking sectors.

He joined CBRE in early 2019, previously working with RE/MAX Commercial in New Orleans, focusing on investment of net-leased investment property across a broad spectrum of asset classes. Additionally, he was the Executive Director of the French Market Corporation, a public-sector corporation owning eight city blocks of prime retail, multifamily, and parking in the French Quarter. He also was Director of Commercial Property for HRI Properties, a company focusing on large scale adaptive reuse of urban core historical properties across the United States.

Before entering commercial real estate, Jon spent fifteen years in the fine wine industry, where he oversaw all business in the southeastern United States for a publicly-traded global wine corporation based in California’s Napa Valley, and he founded and operated a chain of retail wine stores in southern Louisiana.