1754 Properties’ founder, Joseph Smith, has a record of owning over 50 institutional grade properties in 22 states throughout the United States. His experience includes the establishment of a series of investment funds comprised of renowned investors such as private pension plans of Fortune 500 companies, public pension plans, endowments of large and well regarded universities and high net worth family offices. Over the approximate 12 years at his prior firm, his partner and he grew the company from a business concept to a portfolio exceeding $1.5 billion in capitalization, which included more than 30 hotels, 2,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of industrial and retail properties and several hundred acres of land. Among the transactions Mr. Smith consummated were non-performing note purchases, acquisition and renovations, new developments, hotel rebrandings, the purchase of a military installation from the US Navy, brown field redevelopments, and various other opportunistic investments.