HREC Investment Advisors announced the expansion of its brokerage platform with the hire of hospitality and casino real estate expert Joshua Smith as a senior vice president in a newly opened brokerage office in Las Vegas, Nev.

Smith brings over 20 years of transactional property experience in the lodging and gaming arenas to HREC. During his career he gained hospitality specific real estate skills in acquisitions, disposition, development and expert testimony. Smith has served as a trusted advisor on over 250 hospitality and gaming assignments totaling over $20BB in volume and valuation. 

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Smith join Team HREC and expand our national platform with an office in Las Vegas,” said Mike Cahill, CEO and founder of HREC. “Josh knows the hotel and gaming markets intimately."

Prior to joining HREC Investment Advisors, Josh led the creation of the hospitality division at Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc. He played a role in founding the Colliers International Gaming Group and acted as a trusted advisor to several global and local hospitality/gaming companies. Josh spent seven years with CBRE, Inc. where he spearheaded the growth and integration of the Valuation and Advisory Services gaming practice with the Global Gaming Group in Las Vegas.Smith was an intern with HREC in 2003-2004 when earning his masters in real estate.