Austin Smith joined Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group in fall 2016 and currently serves as an Associate Director focused on capital placement and advisory, managing analytical production, and helping oversee and train the analyst team. Since joining Patterson, Austin has been directly involved in the closing of 30 capital transactions encompassing over $700 million of debt and equity placement in markets throughout the Southeast. These transactions span across various property types including office, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, and student housing, and include ground-up construction, value-add, and permanent financings. Additionally, Austin has been involved in a number of advisory assignments, helping universities, developers, and real estate owners with strategic planning and comprehensive financial analyses.


Prior to joining Patterson, Austin was an analyst for JPMorgan’s Real Estate Banking group, providing balance sheet loans to institutional real estate developers, owners, and investors.  While with JPMorgan, Austin focused on project underwriting, credit analysis, internal committee approvals, and loan closings. During this time, Austin worked on over $5 billion of loan opportunities and was integrally involved in the funding of over $1 billion across over 20 transactions.  Prior to JPMorgan, Austin was an intern for GE Capital Real Estate in Atlanta where he learned valuable skills supporting the Southeast originations team in reviewing commercial real estate transactions from receipt of deal package through loan closing.


Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Real Estate – University of Georgia


NAIOP Georgia
Central Atlanta Progress
Licensed Georgia Real Estate Salesperson


Austin is an Atlanta native having grown up in Alpharetta, GA and now living in Midtown.  In his spare time, Austin enjoys spending time outdoors, playing golf, cycling, attending concerts, and traveling.

Austin Smith
Associate Director