Richard Smith

Senior Real Estate Manager




Richard comes to Foundry with experience in office brokerage and property management. Having managed nearly 1 million square feet of Class A office space, and having leased highly desirable neighborhood office buildings, he is an expert in commercial building operations. His properties always reflect his belief that any small detail can make a lasting impression on prospective or existing tenants. He excels at hospitality and ensures his every interaction is a great experience for customers and clients. As most excellent property managers do, Richard stops at nothing to accomplish what needs to be done: finding a way around any obstacle.

His career began in Washington, D.C. where he worked in market research before moving to property management. After relocating to Atlanta, he managed several class A office assets on behalf of Cushman & Wakefield. In that time, he served as an inclusive manager of several teams, a shrewd executor of lease terms, and oversaw roughly $20M in capital improvement projects – many resulting from his own recommendations to asset managers.

Richard hails from Cleveland, Ohio, a city for which he is nostalgic, but Atlanta has been his home since 2017. He now lives in Atlanta’s Cabbagetown neighborhood with his husband Patrick and their Golden Retriever, Hank.

Education and Affiliations

  • Dickinson College, B.A. International Business & Management
  • Georgetown University, M.S. Commercial Real Estate

Community Involvement

  • Cabbagetown Initiative Board Member