Aaron Smith provides practical counselin all phases of the commercial real estate transactions he handles, guiding clients through both legal and business issues to helpthem achieve their objectives.
Aaron represents purchasersandsellers, lessors and lessees, and lendersand borrowers across the spectrum of real property matters, advising individuals, family businesses, non-profits, banks, andclosely and publicly held companies. He has experience across a variety of projects including office, retail, industrial, multi-use, multi-family, and corporate facilities.In addition to property acquisition, disposition, and leasing, Aaron is particularly adept at real estate development and financing.
He has parlayed his love of the outdoorsand membership in the West Michigan Mountain Biking Allianceinto advising on recreational land use matters, and he has presented at national and regional conferences on recreational access and trail development agreements. Clients know they can rely on Aaron to drive real estate deals proactively, instead of reacting to issues after they arise. He fosters deep relationships with his clients, helpingthem to comprehensively evaluaterisk, but ultimately giving them informed decisions to get them to their goals.
Outside of the office, Aaron devotes his attention to his family, while occasionally finding time to fuel his passion for cycling, downhill skiing, and rooting for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.