George Smith Partners Continues Team Expansion

Alina Mardesich, the new senior vice president, will serve as an intermediary between capital sources and property owners, sponsors and developers.

Alina Mardesich, SVP, George Smith Partners
Alina Mardesich, SVP, George Smith Partners

George Smith Partners continues to grow its Los Angeles-based team. After welcoming two vice presidents earlier this month, the company hired Alina Mardesich, a 25-year real estate veteran, as senior vice president. She will be responsible for arranging financing for a variety of assets and for managing client relationships.  

Alina has more than 25 years of expertise in commercial real estate finance and a strong background in loan originations, deepening our firm’s capabilities in a sector where we already have a stronghold,” said Shahin Yazdi, George Smith’s principal & co-managing director, in prepared remarks.

Prior to joining the company, Mardesich was part of Oaktree Capital Finance where she served as senior advisor, arranging financing for value-add and transitional assets throughout the West Coast. During her career in real estate, she held several leadership positions with companies such as Sabal Financial Group, U.S. Bank and Fremont Investment and Loan, originating more than $2.5 billion in financing. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

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