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Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Senior Vice President 
Las Vegas, NV

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

Josh Smith is a Senior Vice President based in our Las Vegas office, and is often called upon for his vast knowledge in hospitality and gaming real estate. Josh brings over twenty-five years of experience in the Commercial, Hospitality and Gaming arena. Early on, Josh was with HREC at the inception of its brokerage and investment banking group while acquiring his Master’s degree. During his career with multiple public and private real estate firms, he gained skills in acquisitions, disposition, buyer/tenant representation, programming/development, modeling, fee appraisal, tax appeal, expert testimony and asset management. Josh returned to open the Las Vegas office in 2018. To date, he has served as a trusted advisor on over 500 commercial, hospitality and gaming assignments totaling over $20BB in volume and valuation. He is a graduate of The School of Hospitality Business, Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, and holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from University of Denver’s Franklin L Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management. Mr. Smith is our licensed Broker in the State of Nevada.


  • 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