Authority Magazine

August 5, 2019
February 6, 2024

Meet The Female Leaders Of Finance: “I have always sought to focus on changing the inputs.” with Jamie Smith and Tyler Gallagher

As a part of my series about strong female finance leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jamie Smith. Mrs. Smith is a wife, mother, author and co-founder of Elevation Capital Group. Elevation Capital Group, and its affiliates, (“Elevation”) have grown into a well-respected leader in the alternative real estate investment space, focusing exclusively on cycle-resilient real estate strategies and niche property types, including manufactured housing communities and self-storage. Elevation, through its affiliates, has acquired properties worth more than $475 million and has an interest in over 175 assets across more than 30 states. In addition to her work, Mrs. Smith is a manager of the Ryan and Jamie Smith Foundation, a JOG Facilitator for Generous Giving in Orlando, Fla., sits on a number of boards and is involved in other philanthropic initiatives. More recently, Mrs. Smith has been instrumental in forming several “giving groups” generally comprised of 12 women each and who meet semi-annually to choose gift recipients who live locally. Each group typically gives $30,000 or more per year to a variety of needs as determined by each group. Mrs. Smith graduated from the University of Central Florida with a double major in Business and Psychology. She lives in Orlando with her husband and her four children ages 6, 4, 2 and 10 months.

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