Neil H. Smith
Senior Advisor
San Francisco

Mr. Smith, based in San Francisco, is one of the founders of Rockwood and has 48 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Mr. Smith serves on the firm's investment strategy and research committee.

From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Smith was Chairman of Rockwood and responsible for the firm's real estate strategy, including the selection of markets, projects and partners and the timing of acquisitions and sales.

From 1980 to 1995, Mr. Smith served as Director and Executive Vice President of Competrol Real Estate Limited, a private real estate investment company, partner and co-founder of Sullivan Smith & Kavounas, a real estate investment advisor, and co-manager of RAR/CREL. Mr. Smith also advised on Olayan real estate investment in the U.K., New Zealand and Australia.


Mr. Smith was previously with Mobil where he served as President of Redwood Shores in California and Chairman of Reston Land Corporation in Virginia.  While with Mobil, Mr. Smith also advised on projects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including Mei Foo in Hong Hong.  In addition, Mr. Smith previously worked with Grosvenor on development projects in England and Canada.


Mr. Smith received his BSC degree from the University of London in Urban Estate Management and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.


Neil H. Smith
Professional Affiliations
  • Urban Land Institute

University of London

BSc degree

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