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Emily Smith, Director

Emily Smith

Director

Emily Smith

Director
Meet the Team
+1 202 5855547
+1 202 3606260
+1 202 7831723

Washington, D.C.

750 9th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
+1 202 783 8200
+1 202 783 1723

Professional Expereince

As the Director for CBRE’s Transaction Services Group (TSG) in Washington, D.C., Emily Smith provides best-in-class transaction execution and advisory services throughout the leasing process on behalf of clients with requirements locally, in markets across the United States, and internationally. By providing a streamlined and consistent process that is adaptable based upon individual client objectives and priorities, she ensures that the best interests of the client are met.  
Ms. Smith’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, portfolio review, real estate due diligence, lease negotiation and real estate financial analysis. She prepares, recommends, and implements a portfolio-wide transaction strategy for acquiring and disposing of real estate properties and coordinates field resources and other stakeholders in the execution of lease renewals, new site acquisitions, disposition of surplus space through subleasing, sales, early lease termination, and more.
Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Smith was a tenant representation broker with Cassidy Turley, now Cushman & Wakefield. Before that, Ms. Smith was a real estate paralegal at Husch Blackwell LLP, where she specialized in complex due diligence for sales and loans, lease negotiation, and commercial real estate-related litigation. In addition, she has worked in institutional development for the Smithsonian Institution; in programming and public relations for the office of the United States Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress; and as an instructor of composition at Washington University in Saint Louis.  
Ms. Smith is an adjunct professor of commercial leasing at the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • United States Green Building Council LEED Green Associate
  • Member, John Carroll Society
  • Member, LUNGevity Foundation Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic Committee
  • Member, Wharton Club of DC
  • Member, CREW DC

Education


  • Master of English & American Literature – Washington University in St. Louis

  • Bachelor of Arts – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Business Administration – Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • United States Green Building Council LEED Green Associate
  • Member, John Carroll Society
  • Member, LUNGevity Foundation Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic Committee
  • Member, Wharton Club of DC
  • Member, CREW DC

Significant Assignments


  • Time Warner Cable | Multiple Transactions | Lease
  • Gannett Co., Inc. | Multiple Transactions | Lease and Sale
  • Logistics Management Institute | 160,000 SF | PurchaseTexas
  • Instruments | 53,000 SF | Lease
  • ServiceSource | 36,000 SF | Multiple Leases
  • Resonate Networks | 30,000 SF | Multiple Leases
  • 7-Eleven, Inc. | 26,000 SF | Sale
  • Baker Tilly | 25,000 SF | Multiple Leases
  • State Farm Insurance | 20,000 SF | Multiple Leases

Emily Smith

Director
Meet the Team
+1 202 5855547
+1 202 3606260
+1 202 7831723

Washington, D.C.

750 9th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
+1 202 783 8200
+1 202 783 1723