Michael Smith is the executive vice president of real estate and development responsible for the strategic direction of new builds, acquisitions and capital improvement projects.
Michael joined Omni Hotels & Resorts in 1996 and served as general counsel until 2016. In this role, Smith managed all legal matters, including the planning, structuring and the negotiations of acquisitions and joint ventures. He also coordinated the company’s financial and investment transactions.
Prior to his time with Omni, he was an attorney in private practice and a senior accountant at Ernst & Young. Michael attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting as well as a law degree.