Marty Smith, President
Mr. Smith is responsible for the acquisition of properties and oversees the management of properties in the portfolio. He is a 25-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry. His real estate career has focused on the purchase, finance, re-positioning and disposition of real estate assets.
Mr. Smith works very closely with investors and property owners to strategically position the assets for maximum value. He has a keen understanding of how to achieve operating efficiently from an asset and value engineer property rent rolls for maximum returns
After graduating from Stanford University in 1979 with a BA in Economics, Mr. Smith worked in San Jose with Cushman & Wakefield. Originally with the Industrial Leasing Division, Mr. Smith specialized in the leasing and sale of industrial buildings and land in Silicon Valley. In 1987, Mr. Smith joined the Financial Services Division of Cushman & Wakefield.
In 1990, Mr. Smith joined Norris Beggs & Simpson to take on the responsibility of assisting Norris Beggs & Simpson’s correspondent lenders with the disposition of their real estate assets taken back through foreclosure. Clients included Bank of America, Bayview Federal Bank, Copley Realty Advisors, New England Mutual Life and Sun Life of Canada.
In 1993, The Galbreath Company acquired Norris Beggs & Simpson. Mr. Smith became the national director for investment sales. Mr. Smith became involved with disposition assignments across the county. In 1997, when LaSalle Partners acquired The Galbreath Company, Mr. Smith opened the San Francisco office for the Capital Markets Group of LaSalle Partners.
In 2001, Mr. Smith joined Alhouse Deaton as an officer and principal of the firm.
Jeff Deaton, CEO
Jeff Deaton has been in the real estate business for over 20 years. His background has been a focus in real estate management and development. From this experience, Mr. Deaton has developed a tremendous expertise in the management efficiencies, tenant retention and value enhancements.
Mr. Deaton attended Stanford University, graduating in 1985 with a B.S. in Land Resource planning. His career in real estate began in 1985 as a construction and property manager for Huettig & Schromm, Inc. in Palo Alto, and advanced to Development Manger for its sister company WTA Development in 1989.
In 1991, Mr. Deaton left WTA to become the managing partner and ultimate owner of Alhouse-Deaton Management & Leasing, Inc. During that time, he also performed consulting services for The Staubach Company based in Dallas, focusing on cost accounting, design and development of new construction projects.
In 1998, Mr. Deaton, while maintaining ownership Alhouse-Deaton, joined with Pelio & Associates in San Jose, as partner. There he is managing the development, construction and leasing of 1.5 million square feet in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.