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Savannah Real Estate Investors Alliance

Savannah REIA is a group for real estate investors, real estate entrepreneurs and other real estate professionals who invest in Savannah real estate for fun and profit and are dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Our mission is to help insure our members real estate success by providing affordable, quality real estate investing education, frequent, fun real estate networking opportunities and community outreach programs to build, renovate and repair homes for needy Savannah families and improve our local community.

Tues, August 12th at 6:30 PM in Savannah, GA
Savannah REIA – August 12th, 2014
with Mark Smith & Aislee Jackson

Mark SmithJoin us at the Savannah REIA Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, August 12th at 6:30PM at the Holiday Inn Express in the Savannah Historic District located at 199 E Bay St, Savannah, GA with our special guest speaker, Mark Smith who will be sharing his many years of experience investing in real estate.

This is our main Savannah REIA Meeting for the month, so don’t miss it! Please be sure to invite your friends to join us at the meeting and to follow us on Meetup.com and Facebook.com.

About Mark Smith

Mark Smith was born and raised in Savannah, GA. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran and Heard Elementary Schools, Wilder and Bartlett Junior High Schools, Beach High School, and graduated from Savannah Christian in 1974. He attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management, and a minor in Political Science. While at Georgia Tech,Mr. Smith interned in the office of Senator Herman Talmadge and worked full time in Senator Sam Nunn’s 1st re-election campaign.

Upon graduation in 1979, Mr. Smith went to work in the Real Estate Department of Days Inn of America. His responsibilities included all facets of the development and financing of hotel projects throughout the U.S. In 1986, Mr. Smith left Days Inn and became an independent hotel owner and broker. He has been involved in the sale of over $300 million worth of hotel properties since that time. In 1992, Mr. Thomas Prince, Mr. Robert Bush, and Mark Smith acquired the Mulberry Inn of Savannah out of bankruptcy. As a result, Savannah Investors was created with Mark as managing partner. In 1997, Savannah Investors opened the Hampton Inn Historic District on Bay Street, three blocks from the Mulberry Inn. In 1998 they opened the 126 room redeveloped Holiday Inn Historic District in downtown Charleston, South Carolina at the corner of Meeting and Calhoun Streets. In December 2007, Savannah Investors opened a 143 room Holiday Inn Express across Abercorn Street from the Hampton Inn. In 2010 the Charleston hotel was sold to the Noble Hotel Group of Atlanta. In 2012 the Mulberry was sold to the Kimpton Hotel Company of San Francisco. The Hampton and Holiday Inn Express consistently lead Chatham County hotels in financial performance.

Mr. Smith is also Chief Executive Officer for his family’s water utility business which operates water and wastewater systems throughout Southeast Georgia. He is also an active member of the Coastal Georgia Regional Water Planning Council and currently serves on the Georgia/South Carolina Saltwater Intrusion Task Force. In 2013 Mr. Smith was elected Chairman of the Board of S Bank. He also is a founding board member of Sweetener Solutions, a specialty precision blender of high intensity sweeteners.

Mr. Smith is very involved in community affairs and is presently Chairman of the Georgia International Maritime Trade and Convention Center and a trustee of the Savannah Country Day School. Past service includes Chairman of the Savannah Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Trustee of the Coastal Heritage Society, member of the Historic Savannah Foundation Board, Curator of the Georgia Historical Society, and member of the Board of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He has served 12 of the last 14 years on Council of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension and is currently chairman of the finance committee.

Mark is married to the former Kimberly Williams of Owensboro, KY. Their twins Delle and Gowan were born in 2001.

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