C. Brent Smith

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Brent Smith has served as Piedmont’s President and Chief Executive Officer and Director since July of 2019.  For four years prior to his promotion to Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Smith served as our Chief Investment Officer.  In addition, until February of 2019, Mr. Smith served as EVP of Piedmont’s Northeast Region where he was responsible for all leasing, asset management, acquisition, disposition, and development activity for the Company’s over three million square foot Boston and New York/New Jersey portfolio.  Prior to joining Piedmont in 2012, Mr. Smith served as an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley in the Real Estate Investment Banking division advising a wide range of public and private real estate clients.  He brings approximately 20 years of corporate- and property-level real estate transaction experience across both North America and Asia.