Wilbur H. Smith III is the chief executive officer, president and founder of Greenlaw Partners, a California-based real estate development and operating company, and Greenlaw Management, which he founded in 2003.
Smith personally oversees all aspects of Greenlaw’s acquisition, operations and investment development/redevelopment programs. Since the firm’s inception, Greenlaw has completed in excess of $7.0 billion in acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate across all major asset classes.
A third of Greenlaw assets have been in joint ventures with leading global institutions including Westbrook, Guggenheim, Walton Street, Cigna, Invesco and Cross Harbor. Another third of Greenlaw’s investments have been in joint venture with ultra-high-net-worth investors, and another third have been wholly owned by the company.
Smith received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and earned a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California. He currently serves on the Board of Councilors of USC’s Price School of Public Policy; the university’s real estate development department, the “Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development,” is named in his honor.
- On September 29, 2021