J. Francis Smyth Vice President, Acquisitions

Francis Smyth joined Ritz Banc Group in 2018 as the Vice President of Acquisitions. He heads the firm’s acquisition efforts across all asset classes including Multifamily, Office, Industrial, Student Housing, and Net Lease. Mr. Smyth is actively involved in sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, capital markets, and disposition of investment opportunities. He is also a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.

Prior to joining Ritz Banc Group, Mr. Smyth was a member of the Multifamily Development & Acquisition team at Lincoln Property Company’s Mid-Atlantic office, where he was responsible for ground-up development and value-add acquisition opportunities. During his time at Lincoln Property Company, Mr. Smyth was involved in the development and acquisition of more than 2,000 multifamily units totaling over $500 million in capitalization. He also worked for the LeFrak Organization in New York City on the Real Estate Finance & Acquisitions team and for First Annapolis (now part of Accenture) in management consulting and M&A advisory in the financial services industry.

Mr. Smyth holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University.  He is an active member of DC Real Estate Group and resides in Washington, DC.