Paul Smith


Paul Smith has over 35 years of real estate investment experience working with institutional clients, including roles in acquisitions, dispositions, financing and portfolio management across virtually every product type. At Velocis, Smith serves on the Investment Committee, runs the firm’s industrial strategy, and has a large role in separate account and capital market activity. Prior to Velocis, Smith was a Managing Director at Crescent Real Estate Equities, where he oversaw the execution of Morgan Stanley’s investment strategies, including the disposition of over $2.0 billion in assets. Earlier in his career, Smith was with Invesco Real Estate, where he helped structure the firm’s first value-add fund, oversaw various debt financing activities and maintained a number of separate account portfolios. 

Smith holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and an BA in History from Harvard University.