Mike Smith is President and Chief Operating Officer of Kane Realty Corporation, a Raleigh-based company whose signature project includes the development and management of offices, retail, residential and hotels located at Raleigh’s North Hills.
Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mike’s prior professional experience includes working in the Political Affairs Office of The White House, participating in Citicorp Asia’s China Fund in Hong Kong, Vice President Banc of America Securities’ Capital Markets Group, and Managing Director at PNC Capital Markets.
Mike currently serves on the Triangle Transit Board of Trustees, the St. David’s School Board of Trustees and the Midtown Raleigh Alliance’s Board of Directors. Mike received a gubernatorial appointment to the State of North Carolina’s Board of Transportation and is currently serving on the Board. Mike is also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), The Conference Table (Wake County Visitor’s Industry Advocacy Group), and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
In 2012, Mike was Co-Chair of Governor-Elect McCrory’s Transition Team. He is also a former member of Wake Forest University Alumni Council’s Executive Committee, the Leadership Council at Church of the Apostles, the executive committee of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and former Chairman of the Wake County Economic Development Department Board.
Association memberships include The International Center of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and the Regional Transportation Alliance.
Mike was named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “Forty Under Forty” for 2004 and named by the Triangle Business Journal as “50 to Watch in Business” in 2013.
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