Background & ExperienceMr. Smith joins Sun Commercial Real Estate from Colliers where he was a trusted adviser to several global and local gaming companies and founded the Colliers’ Gaming Group.
He has over eighteen years of experience in the Hospitality and Gaming arena where he gained skills in buyer/tenant representation, development, financial modeling, training, preparation, and direction of real estate analysis. His services included property tax appeal, expert testimony, underwriting, feasibility studies, rent analysis, consulting, market studies, and fee appraisals. During his career Mr. Smith has advised and completed over 100 hospitality and gaming assignments. From 2009 to 2012 alone, he provided valuation services to gaming properties within excess of $15BB in values.
Mr. Smith has held advisory roles/assignments with The D Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment, Firehouse Subs, Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Hilton/LVH, Sahara Las Vegas, Virgin Hotels, Detroit Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Tropicana Hotel & Casino, and Fertitta Entertainment/Station Casinos.
Before his tenure at Colliers, Josh was with CBRE, Inc., where he spearheaded the growth and integration of the Valuation and Advisory gaming practice with CBRE’s Global Gaming Group. Prior to CBRE, he held investment advising positions for Western Capital Partners and Hospitality Advisors.
Professional Affiliations & DesignationsMr. Smith was included in VEGASINC’s 40 under 40 in 2013. He was a CBRE Top Producer in 2009. He was also the School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association Distinguished 75th Anniversary Year Alumni Award Recipient for 2002.
Education2000 Michigan State University - The School of Hospitality Business
BA, Hospitality Business
2004 University of Denver - Daniels College of Business
Master's, Real Estate Finance
Specialization in Hospitality Property Development