Christopher E Smythe - Commercial Real Estate Showcase

Christopher E Smythe Property Listings
President and CEO
Smythe Property Advisors
1801 E 9th St
Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44114-3107
(216) 241-0200 x1
(216) 241-0205

Mr. Smythe has been active in the commercial real estate business since 1984. He has considerable experience in real estate investment, asset management... More
Mr. Smythe has been active in the commercial real estate business since 1984. He has considerable experience in real estate investment, asset management, investment brokerage, syndication, and development finance. He is a graduate of University School in Cleveland and Williams College. He received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. His previous work experience includes the Wells Fargo Realty Advisors in Chicago, Cragin Lang, Inc, (now Grubb and Ellis) in Cleveland and the Chartwell Group, LLC in Cleveland where he was a principal for 10 years.

Mr. Smythe, a licensed broker, has successfully sold or consulted on approximately $259,000,000 of office, apartment, retail, and mixed-use properties during his career. Additionally, Mr. Smythe has also acted as a principal in several successful real estate investments. As a managing member he oversees the affairs of eleven investment partnerships comprising $66,000,000 of property. He serves as an asset consultant on several others.

In 2005 Mr. Smythe started Smythe Property Advisors, LLC, a Cleveland-based real estate investment and management concern. The company has 17 employees and currently handles select brokerage assignments and provides property management for twelve commercial investment properties.

Mr. Smythe is a member of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2011. He is a Trustee of University School serving on its Executive Committee and Chairing the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He is also past-President of the U.S. Alumni Association. He is the immediate past-President and Trustee of the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association, and a Trustee and Chairman Emeritus of the Suicide Prevention Education Alliance. Mr. Smythe sits on the Board of Directors of the Kirtland Country Club. He is also a past Vestry member at St. Paul’s Church in Cleveland Heights. He is married with three children and lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.


1. Receivership Sale of 26 property office, retail, multifamily single family portfolio for Schneider Management Company $22,000,000.

2. Receivership Sale of 100,000 S.F. Office Building Cleveland Ohio.

3. Sale of 95,000 SF 1220 Huron Office Bldg Cleveland, Ohio $6,500,000.

4. Sale of 50,000 SF 1940 E 6th St Office Building Cleveland, Ohio $2,000,000

5. Sale of Alhambra and Mannering Apartments Cleveland, Ohio.

6. Sale of Paramount Assisted Living Facility Maple Heights, Ohio.

7. Sale of Medical Office Bldg Shaker Heights, Ohio $2,200,000.

8. Tenant Rep Search and Lease of 25,000 SF Industrial Cleveland, Ohio

9. Tenant Rep Search and Lease of 40,000 SF Warehouse Solon, Ohio

10. Valuation and disposition consulting assignment of major office, industrial, land portfolio valued at $175,000,000.

11. Current Marketing of $22,000,000 land development portfolio.

12. Lease of 20,000 SF. Office Space Streetsboro, Ohio

13. Marketing of 60,000 Loft Building Conversion Cleveland, Ohio

14. Financial Analysis/Mortgage Brokerage of $8,000,000 Sale Leaseback for plastics concern Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

15. Investment Feasibility Study 71 unit single family development, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

16. Marketing of $18,500,000 four building sale lease-back portfolio.

17. Valuation of Partnership interests 122,000 SF Rockside Office Bldg.

18. Tenant Rep Search and lease of 80,000 SF industrial space for plastics recycling operation.

19. Receivership sale of 84 Unit apartment complex Orrville, Ohio

20. Receivership Sale of 16 Unit apartment complex at Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio.

Receivership Experience

1. Granger Court Apartments Court Appointed Receiver for RBS-Citizens Bank. Current Management/Leasing/Disposition of 65 unit apartment complex Maple Heights, Ohio.

2. Liquidation Officer for First Merit Bank for NLP and HPW Ltd
bankruptcy of 885 unit, 10 property portfolio, Canton, Ohio.

3. Court Appointed Receiver for Rawgia Country Club, Seville Ohio. Current management and asset disposition for First Merit Bank.

4. French Village Apartments Court Appointed Receiver for Charter One Bank. Management and leasing of 84 unit apartment complex in Orrville, Ohio. Property successfully sold.

5. Joanne Schneider Portfolio engaged by Receiver to takeover management and sale of a 26 property office, retail, multifamily and single family portfolio in Northeast Ohio. Successful liquidation of $22 MM portfolio.

6. 3101 Euclid. Named Receiver for 100,000 SF office building downtown Cleveland on behalf of ING Investment Advisors. Successful management and sale of asset.

7. King James Portfolio. Named Receiver for King James Point 6 and KJG Landerbrook two 95,000 SF suburban Cleveland office properties on behalf of AIG investments. Receivership settled out of court. Less 
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West 25th Street Lofts
Cuyahoga County
Cleveland, OH 44113-3104

Multi-Family / Retail
For Lease
1,460-4,170 SF Avail $13.00
Christopher E Smythe   (216) 241-0200 x1 Email
Smythe Property Advisors (216) 241-0200
Portage County
Aurora, OH 44202-8002

For Sale + Lease
$1,950,000 - 14,560-52,960 SF Avail $3.50
Multiple listings by:
Cushman & Wakefield|CRESCO
Smythe Property Advisors
Chagrin Corporate Center
Cuyahoga County
Shaker Heights, OH 44122-5323

For Sale + Lease
$2,840,000 - 2,387-6,901 SF Avail $16.00
Christopher E Smythe   (216) 241-0200 x1 Email
Smythe Property Advisors (216) 241-0200
Custom Associates Warehouse
Portage County
Aurora, OH 44202-9218

For Lease
12,000-24,000 SF Avail $3.25
Multiple listings by:
Smythe Property Advisors
Fieldstone Realty Advisors, LLC

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