FORT COLLINS — Commercial real estate broker Andy Smith will leave NAI Affinity in Fort Collins to form a boutique brokerage that focuses on historic districts and properties.
Jake Hallauer, president of NAI Affinity, the trade name for Affinity Real Estate Partners Inc., said Smith will leave NAI effective July 29.
According to a press statement, Smith began working for NAI Affinity in late 2014, serving clients as both a commercial real estate adviser and development consultant. He was instrumental in projects such as Oakridge Crossing, Lakeview on the Rise, and Cadence by VOA. Smith has also worked in the public sector as a member of the Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority Board; he previously chaired the Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Commission.
“We have greatly enjoyed having Andy on the team and while he will be missed, I have no doubt that he will be successful as he pursues his passion in launching his new venture,” Hallauer said. “Andy was with us when we rebranded to NAI Affinity and affiliated with NAI Global in 2019, and we have enjoyed his expertise and contributions for nearly eight years as our firm has grown rapidly.”
Smith said he was appreciative of the experience he had at NAI. “I am incredibly blessed to have been mentored and supported by the best commercial real estate firm in Northern Colorado and remain personally grateful to Ryan Schaefer and Jake Hallauer for their generosity, professionalism, and sincere care for our community.”
Smith will launch Old Town Colorado LLC, a name he registered with the Secretary of State effective Aug. 1. Old Town will focus on historic districts and properties.