The Davies Group at Los Angeles-based George Smith Partners, a leading commercial real estate capital markets advisor, has added Drew Sandler to its team as Vice President.
Sandler is rejoining The Davies Group, where he began his career in 2011. In the interim years, he worked as a real estate analyst at Andell Inc., a private investment firm and family office in Beverly Hills, and subsequently as the head of capital raising and financing for Senné, a Boston-based real estate investment and development company.
He returns to The Davies Group following his most recent tenure on the Global Real Estate team at Boston Consulting Group. Sandler brings significant transactional experience and deep capital connections in several national markets, most notably the West Coast, Midwest and Northeast.
“As we start to see an uptick in commercial real estate deal volume and financing, Drew’s experience and capital connections, along with his financial modeling, structuring, valuation and underwriting, will be a great addition to our capital sourcing team,” said Malcolm Davies, Principal and Managing Director at George Smith Partners. “His connections and capital sourcing expertise will open up even more avenues for our clients.”
The Davies Group has secured over $250 million in capital for its clients since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with additional placements underway. The Davies Group secured $1.3 billion in capital during 2019 and over $7 billion over its nine-year existence.
“Drew already has a deep understanding and mastery of the above-and-beyond attitude and service that our clients have come to expect and that is consistent with our group’s ethos,” said Zack Streit, Senior Vice President and a member of The Davies Group at George Smith Partners. “He is sure to be an incredible asset to our team and to our clients, so we are very excited to have him rejoin.”
Sandler graduated cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also earned a real estate brokerage license from the State of California.
About The Davies Group at George Smith Partners
The Davies Group at George Smith Partners, led by Principal and Managing Director Malcolm Davies and Senior Vice President Zack Streit, focuses on assisting entrepreneurial sponsors with capitalizing their institutional-quality deals. With a track record exceeding $7 billion in closed structured financings (including $1.3 billion in 2019), our team specializes in helping sponsors line up co-GP equity, joint venture equity and non-recourse construction, bridge and permanent debt financing, with a focus on the multifamily, hospitality and creative office industries. We guide clients through complex projects and provide structured solutions that effectively position their platforms for future growth. Our team of 10 highly skilled and motivated individuals are exclusively devoted to the Group’s deal flow.
Based in Los Angeles, California, George Smith Partners is a leading national provider of capital market advisory services to the commercial real estate industry. Throughout 28 years in the business, our company has secured more than $60 billion in financing and arranges approximately $3 billion annually.