Damien Smith is a Principal of The Townsend Group and member of the Investment Committee. Based in London, Mr. Smith is responsible for portfolio management for the regions of Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining The Townsend Group in 2010, Mr. Smith was the Chief Investment Officer for ING Real Estate’s global multi-manager business where he was responsible for the execution of global strategies and portfolio management for indirect investments valued in excess of £4 billion. Previously, Mr. Smith worked as Fund Manager for Lend Lease and the Macquarie Goodman Group, specialist real estate funds in the U.K. and Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the execution of the fund’s strategy and investment performance.
Mr. Smith received a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from The University of Canberra, Australia.