Trent Smith

Managing Principal

Trent Smith is the Managing Partner for Insight.  At insight, he has lead all of the company’s large-scale land and development acquisition efforts.

Prior to Insight, Trent served as Development Manager at apartment builder JPI in McLean, VA, where he directed the development of luxury multifamily communities and mixed-use projects from site selection through disposition. Trent also focused on structuring re-development proposals to prospective joint venture partners on behalf of JPI.

At JPI, Trent was responsible for a portfolio of projects valued at approximately $150 million, comprised of over 600 multi-family units and 60,000 square feet of retail space. He led the land acquisition, rezoning, design, and project underwriting and development execution for each of these projects.

Before his tenure at JPI, Trent was a developer with Southeast Capital Partners in Atlanta, Georgia. While in Atlanta, Trent managed the purchase of numerous institutional multifamily and mixed-use assets, including the placement of project debt and equity, investment analysis and rezoning.

Trent began his real estate career in New York City with Tishman Realty. Since that time, he has been directly involved with acquisition and development across all multifamily product types including the purchase, zoning, conversion and development of over twenty apartment and condominium projects totaling over four thousand units.

Trent received his B.S. in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University Of Virginia School Of Architecture. He earned an M.B.A. in Real Estate and Finance, with Honors, from Emory University.

University of Virginia, School of Architecture B.S., Urban and Environmental Planning
Emory University M.B.A., Real Estate and Finance Honors
Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society Member
Urban Land Institute
Capital Partners for Education Mentor