Leonard Smith

Senior Vice President

713.780.8500 x 106 (Office)

713.447.2224 (Mobile)

9550 Highmeadow Drive

Houston, TX 77063

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Non-Recourse Bridge & Permanent Loans with Cash Out

Property Types:

Hotels, Self Storage, Retail, Office, Multifamily, Industrial, Healthcare, Senior Living


Debt Placement, Equity Arrangement, Tax Credits




Leonard is a real estate finance professional with over 40 years of experience in all phases of the financing, sales, construction and management of commercial properties. Previously, he was Vice President at Spark Financial Group, where he originated and structured financing for commercial, hospitality, multifamily, healthcare and skilled nursing real estate projects.

Leonard developed his extensive expertise in hotel development and hospitality management as a Vice President at Hospitality Franchise Systems, the world’s largest hotel franchiser. Additionally, Leonard founded Greystone Hospitality Resource and was Managing Partner of the Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Leonard has also acted as financier and developer of over 4,000 single and multifamily residential units and several hotels, restaurants, offices, retail centers and industrial properties nationwide.

Representative Transactions:

$ 11.0 Million HUD Financing – Skilled Nursing Facility

$ 18.0 Million Development Financing – Hotel

$ 9.0 Million CMBS Financing – Hampton Inn Portfolio

$ 8.0 Million CU Financing – Office Building

$ 8.0 Million CMBS Financing – Holiday Inn Express

$ 5.0 Million Financing – 200 Unit Dallas Multifamily

$ 124.0 Million – Hotel Portfolio

$ 28.0 Million Development Financing – Hotel

$ 17.0 Million Development Financing – Condos

$ 2.8 Million Perm Financing – Retail

$ 2.6 Million Perm Financing – Retail

$3.6 Million Financing – 150 Unit Multifamily

$11.5 Million Development Financing – Skilled Nursing

$ 3.5 Million CMBS Financing – MOB