R. DAN SMITH – PRINCIPAL – DIRECTOR OF RETAIL DIVISION
Dan Smith is Principal and Director of the Retail Division. Smith will oversee all aspects of the Retail Platform including management and leasing, as well as identification, underwriting, and closing on all new Retail investments, acquisitions, development and build to suits.
Prior to Hicks Ventures, Smith was Executive Vice President at Beeson Properties and Senior Vice President at Levcor Inc. in Houston where he had leasing responsibility for an 8 million square foot portfolio of neighborhood and power centers in several Texas markets. Smith completed anchor tenant deals with many national retailers including Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx/Home Goods, Academy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Michaels Arts and Crafts, Target, Office Depot, HEB, Five Below, Best Buy, Cinemark, JoAnn, Bealls, Main Event, and Cost Plus. Smith also spent 21 years with Transwestern Commercial Services where he led the Retail Division and was later Head of New Business Development responsible for growing the national platform of all service lines for Transwestern.
Smith is a native Houstonian and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas. He is an active member of ICSC and is a volunteer with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
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