DAVID SMITH

Director

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Mr. Smith is a Director at RobertDouglas, currently based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining RobertDouglas in 2014, Mr. Smith worked as a credit analyst with Macquarie Group in New York City, where he evaluated over $2 billion of underwritten leveraged finance and direct lending transactions. Before relocating to the United States in 2010, he worked in the front office department of a luxury hotel in his hometown of Sydney, Australia.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Denihan Manhattan Collection (NY) - JV restructuring and senior financing
  • McNeill Hotel Company (Nationwide) - Structured entity-level equity investment

EDUCATION

  • Master of Management in Hospitality program, Cornell University
  • University of Sydney
  • HKUST Business School, Hong Kong

AFFILIATIONS & INTERESTS

  • Cornell Hotel Society
  • Surfing
  • Cycling
  • Triathlons
  • Adventure Travel

During Mr. Smith’s four years at RobertDouglas, he has advised on over $1 billion of hotel financing assignments, including the following closed transactions:

  • McNeill Hotel Company (Nationwide): Structured entity-level equity investment
  • Denihan Manhattan Collection (NY): JV restructuring and senior financing
  • Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center (NY): Investment Sale
  • 70 Park Hotel (NY): Investment sale
  • The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village (NY): Investment sale
  • Wyndham Garden Chelsea West (NY): Investment sale
  • Best Western Seaport Inn Downtown Manhattan (NY): Investment sale
  • Ames Boston Hotel (MA): Investment sale
  • Hilton Niagara Falls / Fallsview Hotel & Suites (Canada): Senior financing
  • Marriott Providence Downtown (RI): Senior financing
  • Residence Inn Hartford Downtown (CT): Investment sale

Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Master of Management in Hospitality program at Cornell University. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009, and studied at the HKUST Business School in Hong Kong.

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