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David Smith
David Smith
MD, Starwood Capital Group

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David Smith is a Senior Vice President in the European Acquisitions team at Starwood Capital. In this role, Mr. Smith is responsible for leading Starwood's equity investments in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and CEE regions and Digital Infrastructure investments on a Pan-European basis. Mr. Smith was previously a member of the International Capital Markets team at Starwood where he closed >$10bn in financing across greater than 60 transactions in 16 different countries. Prior to joining Starwood in 2016, Mr. Smith spent five years at Citi, across a number of roles in real estate finance and corporate & investment banking. Mr. Smith received a BSc. (Hons) degree in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin.
Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate. Founded in 1991 by Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital's hallmark is to invest opportunistically, moving between asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as the firm perceives risk/return dynamics to be evolving. To execute this strategy, Starwood Capital has built up asset-class and geographic expertise in our target markets.
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