Rubenstein Partners Taps Taylor Smith to Head Southeast Acquisitions

Former Tishman Speyer Executive Joins as Regional Director for Southeast, Covering Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee from Atlanta Offices

 October 5, 2015 – Philadelphia – Rubenstein Partners, L.P., a vertically integrated real estate investment manager specializing in value-added office property opportunities in the Eastern half of the United States, announced the hiring of Taylor Smith as Regional Director for the Southeast.  David Rubenstein, Founder and Senior Managing Partner of Rubenstein Partners, made the announcement.

“We welcome Taylor to our team of seasoned acquisitions professionals covering the Eastern half of the United States,” Mr. Rubenstein said.  “Taylor’s experience and expertise will support our efforts to find complex, deep value-added investment opportunities in the office property markets of the Southeast.”

Mr. Smith will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing investments primarily in Atlanta, as well as North Carolina, Tennessee, and North Florida.  Prior to joining Rubenstein Partners, Taylor spent 8 years at Tishman Speyer where he was a Senior Director responsible for acquisitions, dispositions and portfolio financing for the Atlanta region.  In addition to his responsibilities, Mr. Smith played an active role in all aspects of the Atlanta Regional Office including Asset Management and Design & Construction.

Mr. Smith started his career as an Investment Banking analyst in Deutsche Bank’s Health Care Corporate Finance Group.  He transitioned to a real estate career when he joined Holliday Fenoglio Fowler’s investment sales team where he completed transactions with a total value over $2.3 billion composed of 2.5 million square feet.  Mr. Smith graduated from Princeton University with an AB in History.

About Rubenstein Partners

Rubenstein Partners, founded in September 2005, is a private real estate investment management and advisory firm with operations throughout the Eastern United States.  The firm is led by its founder, David Rubenstein, and a group of senior real estate executives, and is focused on directing and managing value-added office real estate investments, primarily in the Eastern United States. Rubenstein Partners’ predecessor company, The Rubenstein Company, LP and affiliates, founded in 1969, was one of the largest private owner operators of Class A office real estate in the Mid-Atlantic, owning and operating a portfolio of assets valued at approximately $1.2 billion at the time of its disposition in 2004. Since 2005, Rubenstein Partners has, on behalf of its investors and clients, invested in more than 10,000,000 sq. ft. of office real estate assets throughout the Eastern United States. For more information, visit