Cole Smith

Cole Smith

Managing Director

Cole is a Managing Director on JLL’s Silicon Valley brokerage team. He specializes on advising tenants on their leasing and real estate strategies. This includes keeping them informed on market conditions, occupancy costs and cost reductions, real property acquisition and disposition, space build out and planning, office location and position in the market and the overall impact of the client's real estate strategy on their core business.


Cole joined the JLL Silicon Valley team in 2013. He is a member of the JLL Life Sciences Advisory Council. Prior to joining JLL, Cole spent six years on active duty as an officer in the US Navy.

Education and Affiliations:

Cole received his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy. He played for Navy’s NCAA football team. Cole is an active member of the Silicon Valley Business Network and the Travis Manion Foundation. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

Notable Transactions:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • FivePrime
  • Aimmune
  • 8x8
  • Itron
  • Syneos Health
  • Magnolia Medical
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Enjoy
  • Dassault Systemes
  • Vivus
  • CommScope
  • Bertram Capital
  • Kindred Healthcare
  • Lending Tree