Real Estate & Lodging

Kara Smith

Senior Vice President

Having worked in investor relations and directly with buy-side investors since 2008, Kara has strong knowledge of communications and a unique perspective on both the needs of clients and the information the Street seeks.

This has helped to inform her counsel, which is focused on pre-IPO and current public equity real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the lodging, office and triple-net sectors, as well as mortgage REITs. Kara has advised on IPOs, secondary offerings, M&A and executive transitions, and the execution of events such as investor days, property tours and analyst teach-ins.

Before joining ICR in 2011, Kara held various roles at Coleman Research Group, a privately held primary research firm. Kara started her career at Franklin Street Properties, a Boston-based REIT, in investor relations. Kara received a BS in Finance from Lehigh University.