Steven Smith

Venture West Funding

Director of Originations

Employed from Present · about 2 years

Job Functions: Agency Lending (GSE & FHA), Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance, Debt Advisory, Equity Placement


Steven Smith is the Director of Originations at Venture West Funding’s corporate headquarters in El Segundo, CA. After joining Venture West in 2013, Steven quickly thrived in the company’s fast-paced and hard-working environment. He serves his independent base of clients while also operating as part of Matt Douglas’ team.

Steven specializes in the underwriting and origination of financing for multi-family, commercial, and single-family properties. By establishing strong relationships with a wide array of lending sources and meticulously analyzing their underwriting guidelines and metrics, Steven has developed a uniquely in-depth understanding of the real estate lending market. He believes in a hands-on approach throughout the loan process to ensure a successful closing.

Mr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. He is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson and NMLS approved.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Refinance, Recapitalization, Rehabilitation, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout
Property Type