Founded in Los Angeles, in 1992, George Smith Partners, Inc. (“GSP”) is a leading, national real estate investment banking firm. Our diverse and innovative structuring expertise, vast lender knowledge and relationships, and everyday market experience, enable us to customize financing for property ranging from $3 Million to $350 Million or more, including highly leveraged participating debt and joint venture equity.
In 2006, GSP arranged over $4.1 billion in commercial and residential financings through 262 transactions placed with 78 different capital sources. With steady year-over-year growth since 1996, the firm’s total financings over the past decade have exceeded $24 billion. More than 50 percent of the firm’s annual financings are from transactions in markets outside of California.
George Smith, the firm’s founder, passed away in late 2005, leaving the firm in the hands of his four longtime co-Principals, who average more than 25 years experience in real estate finance. The Principals include: Steve Bram, Gary E. Mozer, David Rifkind, and Gary M. Tenzer.