John Smeck

John Smeck

Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

As senior vice president of Colliers International’s Mortgage Advisory Services, I am responsible for building and managing the debt and equity platform in Arizona and assisting with the build-out of the platform in the West. Working with owners and buyers of commercial real estate, I determine the optimal capital structure for an asset and scrutinize capital markets on behalf of clients to obtain the best possible execution for the debt and/or equity needed.

Having provided debt and equity for well over $2 billion in commercial transactions, clients rely on me to: (a) develop the optimal capital structure for commercial real estate assets, (b) locate the most competitive debt and/or sources for that structure, and (c) negotiate the best terms and structure for the transaction.

As a trusted advisor, I provide capital solutions tailored to the unique requirements and financial objectives of each client. My expertise includes underwriting and valuation of multifamily, industrial, self-storage, office, medical office, retail, senior housing, hotel and mixed-use properties.

Clients benefit from my 30+ years of experience in commercial real estate investment, financial analysis and capital markets advisory services and from my numerous institutional investor relationships.

Previously I was a principal and the managing member of the Arizona operation of Johnson Capital, a national commercial mortgage banking firm and both approved FHA MAP lender and FMAC Seller/Servicer. I led the Arizona office in sourcing, underwriting, closing and servicing debt and equity placement transactions for commercial real estate assets on behalf of institutional investors and owners of multifamily, retail, office, industrial and hospitality properties. Production exceeded $2 billion in total capitalization.

Prior to forming Johnson Capital in Arizona, I established and managed the Phoenix regional office of the Texas-based Robert C. Wilson Company for 13 years, servicing the debt and equity needs of large national clients, including Trammel Crow Company, and representing institutional investors, such as State Farm Life.

I also served as vice president and group manager in commercial real estate for InterFirst Bank, Houston, N.A., a member bank of the largest bank holding company in Texas


  • BBA in Finance, with equal hours in Economics & Accounting, Texas A&M University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers International Debt & Equity Finance Group
  • Colliers International Institutional Capital Markets Group
  • Colliers International Multifamily Services
  • Arizona Commercial Mortgage Bankers Association, Past President and Past Director
  • The Thunderbirds, a volunteer civic organization and sponsor of Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA Tour golf tournament


  • Alliance Residential Company
  • Vestar
  • Sun State Builders
  • Pathways Senior Living
  • WDP Partners
  • P.B. Bell
  • Mark Taylor
  • Kitchell Development
  • Pederson Development
  • Westrock Hospitality


Mixed-Use Properties, Debt and Equity Finance, Institutional Capital Markets
Service Lines
Capital Markets
Property Types
Multifamily, Office, Industrial, Hotel, Healthcare-Medical, Retail

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