Geoffrey Smith has joined Manhattan-based Hudson Realty Capital LLC as managing director.
In his new role, Smith aims to expand the firm's lending platform within the nation's middle markets. He will work to include more conventional senior and subordinate loans on both transitional and stabilized commercial real estate
. He will also manage the syndication and distribution of Hudson's real estate assets.
Smith was previously at Natixis North America LLC, an arm of France's second largest banking group, where he served as a senior managing director for the U.S. Real Estate Finance Group and helped develop a permanent lending program. His career also includes similar positions with Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Momura Securities. Smith has closed more than 300 transactions totaling in excess of $6 billion.
Smith is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).