Jay Smith - REALTOR®
A graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Jay Smith has a broad range of experience in the field of real estate brokerage and property management. Jay joined Wm. E. Doud & Associates in Los Angeles after graduation. The firm was established in 1907 and offered the opportunity to practice both residential and commercial property sales. Within four years Jay was managing 30 agents and was serving as Senior Vice President and Principal Broker for the firm. Jay was able to cultivate special areas of expertise including: probate and estate sales, residential income property sales,shopping center management and brokerage as well as office property sales. He brokered the sale of property for the development of a major United States Postal annex in Central Los Angeles and sold the Thai government its consulate facility. He managed and sold a regional shopping center in Sylmar, California. Upon the formation of DGH Properties, a California franchisee of Arby's Roast Beef and Fajita Junction restaurants, Jay served as Director of Real Estate and was instrumental in site location, lease and purchase processing and development facilitation for numerous fast food restaurants in various city throughout California. Jay ultimately arranged the sale of all of the firm's restaurants to an Asian firm. A special area of interest is in serving as a consultant to small business owners in food service and vending. In joining Dilbeck Real Estate as a Realtor Associate, Jay's focus is to apply his 25 years of experience to serving buyers and sellers of residential property in greater Southern California. Probates, estates, short sales and reos as well as conventional single family sales are areas of his expertise. Jay is married and he and his wife are long time residents of Highland Park and South Dilbeck Pasadena.