Martin Smith

Managing Principal & Market Leader

Martin Smith

Martin has been in the commercial real estate business since 2000. At SRS, he focuses on Project Leasing, Tenant Representation and Investment Sales of Retail Properties throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Before joining SRS, Martin was the director of retail brokerage and project leasing at Retail Specialists, Inc. for seven years, where he represented national, regional, and local retailers and real estate owners in their market development, site selection, and contract negotiations throughout the Southeastern United States. Prior to Retail Specialists, Inc., Martin spent five years with RGS Properties, Inc., focusing on site selection and grocery-anchored retail development and leasing.

Martin is currently responsible for leading a team of real estate professionals, with a project leasing portfolio consisting of several million square feet, including property types such as Grocery Anchored centers, Urban Mixed-Use, Lifestyle, and Power Centers. His experience includes having worked with owners ranging from independent, merchant developers to some of the largest, most respected shopping center owners and REITs in the country, including Inland, InvenTrust, The Carlyle Group, Cypress Equities, EB Arrow Retail, DDR, KITE and STORE Capital. He is also instrumental in the rollout of some of the greatest brands in retail, dining, and entertainment, with a broad tenant representation client list, including the likes of Main Event, Shoe Carnival, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Metro Diner, Discount Tire, Speedway, Hand and Stone, Results Physiotherapy, Teriyaki Madness, Burger Fi, Tecovas, American Eagle, Simply Mac, and more.

In 2017, Martin was named to the list of Who’s Who in Birmingham Commercial Real Estate and earned 1st Place as the Top Producer for Sales and Leasing for the Birmingham Commercial Realtors Council.  In 2013, he earned a spot on Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list. In 2008 and the years 2010-2020, he received the coveted CoStar Power Broker Award.  Martin graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and proudly carries the CCIM designation.


Landlord Representation Client Experience

  • Cypress Equities
  • Inland
  • InvenTrust
  • IRC Retail Centers
  • Kite Realty Group
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.
  • RGS Properties, Inc.

Tenant Representation Client Experience

  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Main Event
  • Shoe Carnival
  • Speedway
  • Discount Tire
  • Walgreens
  • Metro Diner
  • BurgerFi
  • Hand & Stone
  • Simply Mac
  • Tecovas
  • American Eagle Outfitters

SRS in the News

FEB 09, 2022

BREAKING: Asheville-based Hi-Wire Brewing coming to Birmingham’s Lakeview Green

Hi-Wire Brewing has named Birmingham, Alabama, as the location of its first Alabama taproom. …


FEB 09, 2022

North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing announces Alabama location

Hi-Wire Brewing, an Asheville, North Carolina-based craft brewer, has announced it will expand…


NOV 30, 2021

$3M: Going Price for West Palm Beach Single-Tenant MOB

SRS Real Estate Partners’ National Net Lease Group has completed the $2.9-million off-market…


Press Releases

JUN 08, 2022

SRS Real Estate Partners Opens Honolulu Office; Welcomes Two Leading Local Professionals to National Net Lease Group

DALLAS (June 8, 2022) – SRS Real Estate Partners is pleased to announce…


APR 04, 2022

SRS Real Estate Partners expands into Industrial Real Estate; Introduces SRS Industrial with six prominent professionals in Dallas

DALLAS (April 4, 2022) – SRS Real Estate Partners is proud to introduce SRS…


OCT 21, 2021

SRS Real Estate Partners’ National Net Lease Group Expands Presence into New Orleans

DALLAS (October 21, 2021) – SRS Real Estate Partners’ National Net Lease Group…