Honorary Board Member
Mr. Smith is Zivaro Holdings Inc.’s (“ZHI”) Chief Impact Officer and has over thirty-five years of experience in all major facets of real estate, investment, and portfolio management. As CIO, Mr. Smith is responsible for activities that produce “double bottom line results, yielding transformational social impact and strong investment yields. ZHI makes both corporate and real estate investments, as an activist investor. Prior to ZHI, he served as the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development for the City and County of Denver. as an appointee of Mayor Michael B. Hancock. He was responsible for implementing key recommendations of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force to generate affordable housing options for Denver citizens in underserved Communities.
Prior to his work with the City, he served as CEO of Rocky Mountain Communities. a major non-profit provider of affordable housing in Colorado. There, he led efforts to conduct a complete financial turnaround of the organization, which had been close to filing bankruptcy. His previous posts have included real estate investment, development, finance and asset management positions with Metropolitan Life, Commercial Federal Savings, RECOLL Management Corporation and Northmarq Capital.
Specialties : Financial Structuring, Equity Investment, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Development. Financial Investment Restructuring, Business Turnarounds. Corporate Management, Affordable Housing Policy Advocacy, and Public Private Partnerships (P3).