Business Development

Eric R. Smith, Executive Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Smith focus is consultant relations, product development and new investors for L&B’s fund and separate account strategies. Prior to his role in marketing, Mr. Smith headed up the office and industrial asset management department and was responsible for the investment strategy and performance for $1.17 billion in office and $120 million in industrial assets.  When Mr. Smith began his career at L&B, he served in the acquisitions department as an analyst and then associate director responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and closing property acquisitions for the east coast of the United States.  While in that capacity, he closed $118 million in acquisitions and $160 million in office dispositions.

Prior to joining L&B, Mr. Smith was a founding member and managing principal of Humphrey & Smith, L.L.C., a commercial real estate appraisal firm in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  He served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Florida and was appointed a member on the Board of Adjustment for the City of Destin, Florida.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.