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Current responsibilities
Paul Smith is a Senior Vice President of production for JLL Capital Markets.  Based in Columbus, Ohio, Paul is responsible for the origination of debt and equity opportunities for conventional and affordable housing properties nationwide. 


  • Capital Markets
  • Multifamily
  • Affordable Housing

Years of experience
13 Years

Since 2004, Paul has been involved in the financing of multifamily apartment and senior housing projects utilizing various financing structures including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, LIHTC equity, tax-exempt bonds, bank financing and other public and private sources. Throughout his career, Paul has been involved in over $1 billion in financings for various property types nationwide. 

Paul joined JLL in 2015 through JLL’s acquisition of Oak Grove Capital.  Prior to joining Oak Grove Capital in 2013, Paul held various positions in both underwriting and origination at Red Capital Group in Columbus, Ohio.


  • JLL “Top Achiever” production award (2015) 

Paul received his MBA in Corporate Strategy from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, and his BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University where he graduated cum laude and was a four year member, and two-time captain, of the school’s nationally ranked Men’s Soccer Team.


  • NMHC Emerging Leaders
  • Ohio CCIM Chapter
  • Various Apartment Associations