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Eli Smith

Senior Vice President
Slatt Capital

Eli Smith boasts over 20 years of experience in commercial lending. His journey in the industry commenced when he relocated from Dallas to Chicago to embark on his career in originations with the Multifamily Lending Division at Washington Mutual (WAMU). He eventually returned to Dallas with Chase Bank and transitioned from Banking to Agency working with Fannie Mae for a few years.

In 2015, immediately following the launch of Freddie Mac’s Small Balance Lending (SBL) platform, Eli joined Ready Capital, where he played a pivotal role in establishing their Strategic Partnership group and driving origination through correspondent agreements. These partnerships led to over $3 billion in company production. During his tenure at Ready Capital, he was also entrusted with cross-selling CMBS and Bridge for all asset types.

In his most recent position at Lument, Eli showcased his versatility and expertise by broadening his focus to include Conventional Agency and FHA/HUD executions. His vast knowledge base and strategic acumen consistently positioned him as a trusted advisor and a driving force behind the success of his teams and organizations.

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