Jeffrey J. Smith
National Real Estate Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
200 Berkeley Street
Jeff is Deloitte’s National Real Estate leader with nearly 30 years of audit and accounting experience. Throughout his career, Jeff has worked with public and private owners, developers, sponsors, managers, and lenders in nearly all sectors of the real estate and hospitality industries.
Jeff has significant experience with global and public REITs, in historical cost and fair-value reporting, and in accounting for complex lease, contract, and finance transactions, including debt restructuring and bankruptcy. He has assisted numerous public companies with SEC filings and has directed Deloitte’s efforts on many public equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings.
In addition to serving as a lead client service partner, Jeff is an engagement quality control reviewer for other large public and private clients. In this capacity, he independently confirms the quality and accuracy of the audit work performed by Deloitte teams. Previous leadership positions include Deloitte’s Central Region Real Estate leader and Chicago’s Office Audit leader.
Jeff received a BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in Accountancy from DePaul University. He is a member of NAREIT, ULI and ICSC.