Thursday, April 19, 2018

Antonio Hachem Joins George Smith Partners as Los Angeles-based Firm Continues Rapid Expansion

Antonio Hachem

LOS ANGELES, CA  (April 19, 2018)George Smith Partners, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate capital markets advisors, has announced the continuation of its growth strategy with the addition of Antonio Hachem as Principal.
Joining the firm’s seven other Principals, Hachem brings more than a decade of specialized capital markets expertise and a wealth of deep client relationships to George Smith Partners.

Jonathan Lee
“Adding Antonio to the team is the perfect next step in our expansion,” says Jonathan Lee, Principal/Managing Director of George Smith Partners. “In addition to his experience in structured finance, Antonio has deep relationships with a number of life insurance companies who look forward to working with him at GSP.
"Antonio has built his reputation by completing several very high profile structured finance deals with his life insurance company relationship lenders.”
  Steve Bram, a Principal and Co-Founder of George Smith Partners, notes that Antonio’s unique skill set will strengthen the firm’s collaborative results.
Steve Bram
“George Smith Partners boasts a unique structure of collaboration that contributes to the success of the individual brokers and the firm as a whole,” Bram states.
The firm’s now-eight Principals include three Co-Founders - Steve BramGary M. Tenzer, and Gary E. Mozer - who worked closely with the firm’s founder, George Smith, prior to his death in 2005 and  Principals Jonathan Lee,Shahin YazdiMalcolm DaviesBryan Shaffer, and now Antonio Hachem.
“By bringing in younger principals among our team of Principals, we’ve created a true powerhouse that is poised to continue to grow while providing combined knowledge for our Clients at every level,” says Bram.

Gary M. Tenzer
Hachem agrees, noting, “The opportunity to join a firm with such a stellar reputation, strong performance, stability and growth  made this decision an easy one for me.”
Hachem was previously a partner with Pacific Southwest Realty Services (PSRS), where he arranged more than $450 million in financing through his life insurance company relationships. As a specialist in complex transactions, his expertise is well-aligned with the George Smith Partners team, which has secured more than $44 billion in financing on behalf of its clients to date.
Prior to PSRS, Hachem was a broker associate with Coldwell Banker’s commercial and investment division in West LA, where he honed his creative approach to investment properties. By working as an investment sales broker, a syndicator, and a developer, Hachem has the multi-faceted experience to be a successful leader at GSP

For more information, please contact:

Kat Castagnoli/Jenn Quader
Brower Group
(949) 955-7940