Starwood Capital Group Hires Matt Smith as a Managing Director


Matt Smith has joined Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm with a primary focus on real estate, as managing director, head of U.S. residential asset management.

Smith has held senior positions at various real estate private equity firms and multifamily investment firms. He was a managing partner for six years in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, where he led portfolio management for a $21 billion multifamily portfolio.

In previous roles, Smith was an executive vice president at the Related Companies, and held senior positions at AvalonBay and Archstone.

In his new role with Starwood Capital Group, Smith will oversee the firm’s existing unit market rate and affordable housing multi-family portfolio as well as Highmark Residential, Starwood Capital’s multi-family property management affiliate.

Starwood Capital Group and its affiliates maintain 16 offices in seven countries around the world, and currently have approximately 5,000 employees. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital Group has raised over $75 billion of capital, and currently has approximately $115 billion of assets under management.

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