Michael Smith is Executive Vice President and Market Leader for Newmark’s Northwest Region, driving the company’s presence on behalf of 15 regional offices across Oregon, Washington and Northern California. Smith manages revenue growth and profitability, recruiting and training, supporting the development of best-in-class processes to promote productivity and efficient client service.
With over 30 years of commercial real estate experience, more than a decade of which has been leading CRE firms’ Northwest region operations, Smith is an expert in fostering organizational potential, driving revenue growth and expanding client services.
Prior to joining Newmark, Smith held regional leadership positions for Cushman & Wakefield (2015 to 2020) and CBRE (2011 to 2015). In these roles, Smith led business development, high-level recruiting and strategy implementation. Smith began his career at John Burnham Company as an industrial real estate broker.
An industry leader, Smith has been recognized for his achievemnents many times throughout his career. He has received the Circle of Excellence Award from Coldwell Banker; the President’s Award, Chairman’s Award for Excellence, Turnaround Award and Benjamin Arthur Banker Educational Excellence Award from CBRE; and the Master Builder Award from Trammell Crow.
- Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching (CEC)
- Trained in DiSC assessment
Smith graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration.