June 27, 2018Michael Smith oversees the leasing process throughout the company’s portfolio, including brokerage services, tenant relations, and marketing. Michael has over 26 years experience in commercial real estate. He began his career in brokerage with such firms as Cushman Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage and CBRE and after 11 years moved over to the development side with DDR, one of the largest owner/developers of shopping centers in the country. Michael acted as Leasing Director for a portfolio of shopping centers ranging from 5 million – 7 million square feet throughout the Northeast. He has also worked with Fairmount Properties, developer of the $100M mixed-use development College Town at the University of Rochester. In his most recent position, Michael was Vice President of Leasing at The DiMarco Group, a local Rochester NY developer/owner of commercial real estate and construction services, handling retail, office and industrial assets in excess of 3 million square feet for that company. Michael holds an A.A.S. in Retail Business Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology. Michael has served as a two term President of the Board of Directors for Saints and Sinners, Inc. a local Rochester charity organization and on several committees for Flower City Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association. He is also an active and long standing member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).