Meet Brian Smith, CCIM, a forward-thinking real estate advisor, investor, entrepreneur, and community leader. As an Associate at Commercial Industrial Properties, he serves as a trusted source for acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, land development, and the entitlement and construction of light industrial projects.
Brian brings over 18 years of experience in finance, business, and commercial real estate, where he specializes in brokerage and development. Given his background in building and managing an industry-recognized wealth management firm, Brian has become an expert in business operations, leadership, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions.
Brian’s knowledge of leasing operations and industrial development gives him a competitive edge when working with clients across the commercial real estate space.
Prior to joining Commercial Industrial Properties, Brian served as Partner and Managing Director of Cary Street Partners (CSP). While leveraging his expertise of real estate syndication fundraising, Brian was instrumental in generating multi-million-dollar capital for commercial real estate investments.
Finally, as President and CEO of Riverstone Financial Group, Brian built and scaled his firm from a boutique startup to one of the top firms in Austin before selling the firm to Cary Street Partners.
Brian has completed all coursework required to obtain his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and is a member of Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (CTCAR). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University and takes pride in mentoring and coaching students at his alma mater where he has served on various Executive Committees and is a frequent guest speaker.
Brian is a 4x Ironman Finisher and enjoys canoeing or backpacking in the wilderness. When not working, he can be found preparing for his next big race or spending one on one time with his family in Austin, Texas.