Executive Vice President
Paul Smyth is an Executive Vice President of World Class and is Co-Head of Debt Strategies at World Class Capital Group. Mr. Smyth has over 25 years of real estate industry experience, and most recently served as the Global Chief Credit Officer for the Commercial Real Estate group at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for the credit committee, interfacing with B-piece buyers, underwriting and credit operations, while interfacing with federal regulators.
Mr. Smyth has extensive B-piece and workout experience, having managed over $50 billion in loan resolutions during his career. Mr. Smyth has been involved in a substantial number of B- piece acquisitions and has launched multiple origination platforms.
Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Smyth served as President of C-III Asset Management where he oversaw all operations that provided servicing and REO/CRE/CDO management functions for $120+ billion of commercial CMBS/agency/private portfolios. Mr. Smyth was previously Executive Vice President of Commercial Real Estate/Portfolio Management for Centerline.
Prior to its acquisition in 2006 by Centerline, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of ARCap, a full service finance and investment firm. He joined ARCap after serving as Managing Director for Banc One Mortgage Capital Markets, LLC (currently ORIX Capital Markets, LLC).
Mr. Smyth received his BBA degree in Finance and Real Estate from Baylor University. He holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.