Carter Multifamily Fund Management Company LLC, a private real estate investment company, has hired Lora Sekosky Smith as senior vice president of strategic development.
In this role, Smith will support Bill Shea, vice president of national accounts, and oversee relationships with “strategic partners that play an integral role in Carter’s operations,” the company said in a statement. One of her responsibilities is to liaise with broker-dealers and third-party vendors including Carter Multifamily’s new transfer agent, Phoenix American, on processes for administering due diligence, offering documents and communications with the broker-dealer community.
Smith has more than 25 years of experience in the alternative investment space, and most recently as senior partner of strategic relationships at Cetera. She previously served as managing director of sponsor relationships and product marketing for First Allied Securities and has worked in various leadership capacities at Commonwealth Financial Network and AIG (now Advisor Group).
“Adding someone of Lora’s caliber to the Carter Multifamily operations team will help create necessary support efficiencies among our team,” said Lisa Robinson, president of Carter Multifamily. “Lora’s tenure, experience, and success in the industry will add tremendous value to our team and we are thrilled to have her on board supporting our new internalized wholesaling team.”
Carter Multifamily Fund Management Company is a Carter Funds company targeting the acquisition of existing conventional multifamily assets with value-add opportunities.