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Michael A. Smith

Vice President

Michael A. Smith Vice President
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

 Professional Experience

Michael, a native of the Des Moines Area, has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate with extensive local, regional, and national experience in the retail, office, and industrial sectors.  Michael joined CBRE|Hubbell Commercial to pursue his long-time desire to bring his unique background, experience and perspective, much of it gained leading the real estate departments at several large firms, to clients with unique and challenging real estate needs.

Michael’s real estate experience includes working in a variety of industries, including  retail, office, manufacturing, mining, transportation and distribution, and spans:

  • Site Selection and Acquisition
  • Development and Construction
  • Property Analysis and Valuation
  • Tenant/Buyer Representation, including leasing and purchases
  • Owner/Seller Representation, including leasing and sales
  • Business acquisitions and Divestitures 

Michael’s long history of serving as an owner’s representative has prepared him well to work with clients with diverse backgrounds and to do so, “by being committed to understanding what the client’s needs are and how they can best be met.”

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association (ICREA)
  • Iowa Real Estate Salesperson License
  • Food Marketing Institute, Sustainability Executive Committee (former)


  • BA Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
  • MBA, University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business
  • Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, University of Colorado 
  • Graduate, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute

Recognitions / Community Involvement

  • ALS Association of Iowa (Board Member, Governance Chair) 
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute (former Board Member)
  • Youth Leadership Initiative (former Board Member)  
  • JOPPA Homeless Outreach 
  • Freedom for Youth Ministries
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation 


  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Amber Pharmacy
  • Ruan Companies
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • PharmScript
  • Learning Care Group
  • Primary Healthcare
  • Heartland Income Properties
  • Multiple retail clients
  • Multiple office clients
Michael A. Smith Vice President
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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