In the fall of 2016, Austin Smith joined Patterson as an Analyst where he is responsible for supporting the Patterson team with a defined focus on underwriting investments and developments, preparing financial models, processing investment offerings and performing other tasks.  Additionally, Austin works with the team and directly with clients to create the appropriate capital solutions for their unique real estate opportunity.


Prior to joining Patterson, Austin was an analyst for JPMorgan’s Real Estate Banking group, providing balance sheet loans to institutional real estate developers, investors, and operators.  Austin was in his role for over a year and focused on originations, underwriting, credit analysis, structuring, and loan closing. While at JPMorgan,  Austin worked on over $5 billion of loan opportunities and participated in the funding of over $1 billion across numerous transactions, including:

$140 million loan financing the redevelopment of the Industrial & Design Building in Boston, MA

$97 million loan financing the construction of a 498-unit apartment community complete with a Whole Foods Market in Charlotte, NC

$88 million loan financing the acquisition of a 462,000 square foot office property in Bellevue, WA.

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.


Major: Finance and Real Estate — University of Georgia.


Having grown up in Alpharetta, GA, Austin is a native of Atlanta and went to Alpharetta High School.  Austin enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, going to the park, and attending sporting events and concerts.

Austin Smith