Ward Smith Real Estate Investment Associate, Carolinas

Mr. Smith joined Stiles in 2017 as a Real Estate Investment Associate supporting the North Carolina Division of Stiles. Mr. Smith is tasked with market research, assisting in site selection, financial modeling, and providing general development / acquisition support for new opportunities throughout the Carolinas.

Prior to joining Stiles, Mr. Smith worked as a Portfolio Manager in the Institutional Real Estate Group at SunTrust Bank where he supported in the screening, underwriting, and structuring of new and existing real estate credit opportunities. Mr. Smith also completed SunTrust Bank's Wholesale Development Program, a year long commercial banking program focused on business development, sales skills, analytical ability, and product knowledge.

Mr. Smith is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).