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James A. Smith III

Campus Apartments

With over 35 years in the real estate industry-25 of those as CFO-James A. Smith III brings unparalleled experience to his position at Campus Apartments. As CFO and Vice President of Finance, he is responsible for the Company’s financial and accounting departments. In this capacity, he maintains banking relationships and plays a key role in raising the company’s capital. Before joining Campus Apartments, Smith served as CFO and CIO for PRG Real Estate Management, Inc., a Philadelphia-based company that owns and manages multi-family residential properties throughout the eastern United States. Smith led the accounting department and raised capital for the company.

Prior to his work at PRG Real Estate Management, Inc., Smith served as CFO for Realen Properties, a commercial real estate development firm in Ambler, PA with a multi-million dollar, national portfolio of assets. During his tenure at both PRG Real Estate Management, Inc. and Realen Properties, Smith managed the acquisition of several hundred million in debt and equity investments.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a concentration in Accounting from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and holds a CPA license.

In addition to his duties at Campus Apartments, Smith serves on the Global Advisory Board of the CFO Alliance and on the Philadelphia Real Estate Council.

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