Craig Smith

Associate Director, Capital Markets, Sub-Saharan Africa

craig.smith@eu.jll.com

Craig is an Associate Director of JLL’s Capital Markets team in Sub-Saharan Africa. Craig focuses on delivering the execution of Sub-Saharan Africa Capital Markets mandates for local, regional and global clients across the region.

Craig has over 7 years of experience in the real estate industry. His broad range of experience includes analysing the listed property sector in South Africa and offshore markets, managing listed investment products, and driving the acquisitions and disposal process for direct property portfolios.

Craig joins the team at JLL in May 2015, prior to which he was a property analyst and portfolio manager at STANLB Asset Management. Previous appointments include property analyst at Standard Bank.

Craig holds a BSc (Honours) Property Studies and a BCom (Honours) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.  
 
Craig has over 7 years of experience in the real estate industry. His broad range of experience includes analysing the listed property sector in South Africa and offshore markets, managing listed investment products, and driving the acquisitions and disposal process for direct property portfolios.

Craig joins the team at JLL in May 2015, prior to which he was a property analyst and portfolio manager at STANLB Asset Management. Previous appointments include property analyst at Standard Bank.
He has a BSc (Honours) Property Studies and a B.Com (Honours) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management degrees from University of Cape Town.  

Blogs by Craig

Innovative thought required in challenging market

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Observations from SAPOA’s 50th anniversary convention. The exhibition hall at any conference is a popular place – for connecting, networking and gaining general insight into the current status of an industry. I got the sense there were fewer stands at this year’s event, perhaps a sign of a subdued economy and the tough climate for tenants and […]

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Nigeria: Taking the long term view and looking past the current economic down cycle

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Arriving in Nigeria’s bustling city of Lagos on Monday evening seemed like an anomaly. Disembarking from the plane at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport through to immigration clearance was a fairly seamless process. Surprisingly, the drive from the airport to the Maison Fahrenheit Hotel in Victoria Island also felt shorter than normal without the city’s […]

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