Smith named Managing Director at Hudson

Greenwich resident Geoffrey Smith has been named a managing director of Manhattan-based Hudson Realty Capital LLC, a real estate fund manager specializing in middle-market investments as well as large loan-portfolio acquisitions and asset management activities.

In his new role, Mr. Smith has been tasked with expanding the firm’s lending platform to include more conventional senior and subordinate loans on both transitional and stabilized commercial real estate. He is also responsible for the syndication and distribution of the company’s real estate assets.

“Geoff’s expertise and industry relationships will be integral to Hudson as we realize the expansion and diversification of our real-estate lending platform over the short- and long-term,” said Managing Director David Loo who co-founded the firm in 2003.

Prior to joining Hudson, Mr. Smith was a managing director of Natixis North America, LLC, an affiliate of Natixis, the corporate, investment and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, France’s second largest banking group. As a senior manager for the U.S. Real Estate Finance Group, he was involved in the development of the company’s structured balance sheet and permanent lending program.

Mr. Smith previously held similar positions with Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Nomura Securities. During his tenure, he closed more than 300 transactions totaling in excess of $6 billion on behalf of mortgage banking, broker, fund and developer clients. A graduate of Duke University with a bachelor of arts in economics and history, Mr. Smith is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and International Council of Shopping Centers.

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