H. P. “SMITTY” SMITH, CCIM
Carolina native H.P. “Smitty” Smith, CCIM, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 1975. Active in commercial investment real estate since 1982, Smith joined Gibson Smith Realty Company in 1993. He became a partner in the company in 1997 and currently serves as President and Broker-in-Charge. From his base in Charlotte, Smith has closed investment sales transactions in over 130 markets in 18 states. During his career with Gibson Smith Realty Company, Smith has brokered more than $400 million in investment sales transactions involving single-tenant retail, shopping centers, office properties, multi-family communities, single-family subdivisions and land.
In 1988, Smith earned the coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute, an 13,000-member commercial investment affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. Smith served as the President of the North Carolina CCIM chapter in 1993. For the CCIM Institute, Smith served as a Regional Vice President in 1996; as Treasurer and Chairman of the Budget Committee in 2003; and, as Vice President in 2004. Smith also served on the CCIM Institute Board of Directors for more than 12 years.
Business Properties Magazine recognized Smith as one of the Top 10 Commercial Brokers in the Charlotte region in 1989. In 1996, the Charlotte Business Journal named him Broker of the Year, with investment sales exceeding $55 million that year. In 2001, the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® recognized Smith as the third-highest producer of investment sales among the group’s 1,000 members.
H. P. “Smitty” Smith is a member of:
- CCIM Institute – Certified Commercial Investment Member – Life Member
- North Carolina CCIM Chapter (Past President) – Life Member
- National Association of REALTORS
- North Carolina Association of REALTORS
- Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS
- Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS
- Rocky Creek Sporting Clays Club