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Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Senior Vice President 
Las Vegas, NV

Phone:  702-581-6909
Email:  [email protected] 

Mr. Smith has held various roles or assignments with and including The D Las Vegas, the Las Vegas “Strip” retail, Caesars Entertainment, The Siegel Group Nevada, Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino, Hilton/LVH, Sahara Las Vegas, Virgin Hotels, Detroit Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Tropicana Hotel & Casino, The Stirling Club at Turnberry and Fertitta Entertainment/Station Casinos. His services have also included property tax appeal, expert testimony, underwriting, feasibility studies, rent analysis, consulting, market studies, and fee appraisals.

Prior to joining HREC Investment Advisors, Josh led the hospitality division at Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc. He played a significant role in founding the Colliers International Gaming Group and acted as a trusted advisor to several global and local hospitality/gaming companies. Josh spent 7 years with CBRE, Inc. where he spearheaded the growth and integration of the Valuation and Advisory Services gaming practice with the Global Gaming Group in Las Vegas.

Josh also held positions with some of the leading hotel and real estate firms in the nation such as Hospitality Advisors, Western Capital Partners, PKF Investments, Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and as a Masters intern with Hospitality Real Estate Counselors (HREC). With his background in the hotel, restaurant and casino real estate industries, Smith was able to provide disposition/acquisition and national tenant representation to his various client relationships while expanding market share and lines of business to past firms.


  • HREC Investment Advisors - Las Vegas, Nevada  - September 2018 to present - Senior Vice President 

  • The Collman Group - Las Vegas, Nevada - October 2017 to August 2018 - Nevada Broker Salesperson 

  • Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc. - Southwest Region - January 2016 to October 2017 - Vice President - Hospitality Division

    • Hospitality and Gaming Division Leader in a specialized and boutique environment. We use our expertise from the larger firms and associated transactions to personally interact with each and every client and asset. We bring the Hospitality, Gaming and Real Estate industries together.

  • Colliers International - Las Vegas, Nevada - June 2012 to January 2016 - Commercial Real Estate Consultant/Capital Markets/Investments Services/Gaming 

    • As a member of the company’s Gaming Division, Capital Markets and Investment Services, Josh collaborates and provides real estate transaction advisory and brokerage services to the global real estate and hospitality marketplace

  • CBRE - Las Vegas, Nevada - May 2005 to April 2012 - Hospitality & Gaming Specialist/Appraiser

    • Provided direction and expertise toward creation of current Gaming Appraisal platform/modeling used to interface with various regions and divisions within the CBRE system.  Valued Commercial, Industrial, Hospitality and Gaming Assets in the State of Nevada for various regional, national and international debt, equity and operations clientele


Michigan State University – The School of Hospitality Business
Bachelor of Arts, Hospitality Business

University of Denver – Daniels College of Business
Master’s, Real Estate Finance; specialization in Hospitality Property Development