VP, Business Development


My Bio

Ari Smith has a passion for building connections on a personal level.

It is this passion that he credits much of his success in business to. Whether it’s introducing clients to potential investors, working the room at a networking event, syndicating deals, helping clients broker deals, or assisting clients in raising equity, his philosophy is simple; commercial real estate is all about bringing the right people together and effectively communicating through the deal.

As the Vice President of Business Development, his main role is to assist with title insurance, title services, 1031 exchanges, cost segregation and like-kind exchanges. Riverside is one of the prominent title recourses in the country with a track record north of $1B in transactions during 2019 alone. Ari spends much of his time helping clients find deals, putting the pieces together, and working to expand their commercial real estate potential.

His real estate proficiencies include commercial, industrial, multifamily, mixed use, office buildings, and land development. Ari began his career in the Midwest and is now residing in New York City. His network spans nationwide which allows him to search his vast client base to connect the right professionals and ultimately serve his clients.