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Member Spotlight - Zack Streit, George Smith Partners

Tuesday, September 29, 2020  
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We post our Member Spotlight each month to recognize exemplary members of the CalALTs community. This month's Member Spotlight is Zack Streit, Senior Vice President of George Smith Partners. Zack was recently a moderator for the CalALTs Webinar: Fintech and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate & the Banking Industry on July 9, 2020. You can read the full interview with Zack below. 


Current Endeavors and Background


Where are you from originally? Where do you reside now?

I am originally from Los Angeles, California and am still located here. I did live in New York City for the first decade of the 2000s and started my real estate career there.


What is your current role and focus relative to alternative investments?

My current role is as the Senior Vice President at George Smith Partners and a member of the Davies Group. We are focused on arranging debt and equity financing for entrepreneurial commercial real estate sponsors undertaking institutional projects.


What are you passionate about?

Connecting people and helping them in the process. 

What do you find most rewarding about your career?

We play a role in helping our clients scale their platforms and projects - and, since construction and transition deal are our focus, we help our clients get their deals out of the ground!

CalALTs Involvement 


When did you join CalALTs? What do you value most about the organization? 

I joined CalALTs in July after being recruited to moderate for the CalALTs Webinar, FinTech and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate & the Banking Industry. I value having access to a network that I have less exposure to. 


Advice for Young Professionals 


What advice do you have for young people getting started in the biz?

Be hungry and patient. Work as hard as you can but don't expect the rewards to come easy. If you work hard, the rewards will come -- even if you can't see how!


Fun Fact to Share 


What else are you passionate about personally?

Running, tennis and meditating -- and spending time with my wife and 20 month old son. I love mentoring young people, so please don't hesitate to reach out! My contact is


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