Ryan Smith is a founder of Elevation Capital Group (“Elevation”). Elevation is a respected leader in the alternative real estate investment arena. The company focuses exclusively on two niche property types: manufactured housing communities and storage facilities. Elevation, through its affiliates, has acquired properties worth more than $475 million and has an interest in over 175 assets across more than 30 states.
Ryan graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science. An athlete, he was highly recruited for both baseball and basketball and was drafted as a senior in high school by the Baltimore Orioles, and again in college by the Anaheim Angels. Mr. Smith pursued his athletic talents by playing baseball throughout his college experience and ultimately made a decision to pursue business rather than sports.
Ryan is currently on the board of Young Life College – UCF, is a member of the Advisory Board for the National Christian Foundation’s Orlando chapter and is active within his community. Ryan lives in Orlando with his wife, Jamie, and four children.