07 March 2017
Los Angles
Reporter: Theo Andrew
George Smith Partners appoints two managing directors
Commercial mortgage bank George Smith Partners has named Jonathan Lee and Shahin Yadzi as co-managing directors and principals as part of a new leadership structure.

The pair, who have both been with the company for over ten years, will be responsible for leading the firm’s growth and, business development, and for overseeing corporate operations.

They will work closely with the current managing team, including co-principal Bryan Shaffer, and co-founders Gary Tezner, Steve Bram and Gary Mozer.

Lee joined George Smith Partners as an analyst in 2005 and was promoted to principal in 2015. Prior to this he was a financial analyst at MHW Development.

Yadzi, who joined the firm in 2007, became the youngest principal in the company’s history when he was promoted in 2015. He has arranged over $1 billion works on financing across all property types.

He previously worked as a business development officer at First Republic Bank.

Lee said: “We are poised to grow to an even higher level of activity while upholding our strict standards of excellence, allowing us to attract and retain the best employees and clients.”

Yazdi said: “This is the time to grow, and we have the right team in place to do just that.”

He added: “Our firm has a reputation as a leader in the industry, and through this new expansion plan, we will be able to serve more clients and facilitate more financing than ever before.”

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