Jane Snoddy Smith is Head of Real Estate, United States.
Jane advises pension funds, REITS and other institutional investors in equity and debt investments, including multiple $1B+ national portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. Her expertise encompasses joint venture investments, development and sale/leasebacks of multifamily, office and hospitality projects, hospitals and medical facilities, shopping centers and public private partnerships, including the Waller Creek project and evaluation of distressed properties.
She has negotiated settlements in disputes in multiple states involving real estate contracts, development agreements, leases, purchase options and environmental remediation.
Jane has presented numerous papers, including "The Art Behind the Deal: Insights into Real Estate Investment Committee" at the American College of Real Estate Attorneys in New York on October 7, 2016 and "Doing Business in a Global Environment" at the at the annual CREWNetwork conference in New York on October 21, 2016 and "That's My Space! ROFOs, ROFRs and Expansion Options: Win, Lose or Draw?" at the ICSC Law Conference in Hollywood, Florida on October 28, 2016. Jane is a Governor and Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; a past President of CREW Network, past Chair of the CREW Network Foundation and she is a founder the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas. School of Law.
Jane has been named three times as a "Woman of Influence," by the Real Estate Forum, and she has been recognized by Best Lawyers for her work in Real Estate Law (2008-2017), Lawyer of the Year: Austin: litigation – real estate (2015, 2017) and Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Real Estate (2013-2016). She has been named a Texas Super Lawyer eight times, and was also honored by Euromoney Legal Media Group as the Best in Real Estate at the 2015 Americas Women in Business Law Awards.
Outside of work, Jane works with organizations to provide housing for people with disabilities and low incomes, and she is a Stephen Minister, a layperson providing care for people as a part of a non-denominational program in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces and 23 other countries.