Eric M. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding member of Locust Point Capital. In 2016, under Mr. Smith’s leadership, Locust Point Capital launched its first institutional private debt fund focused on the senior housing and care industry. Mr. Smith is responsible for establishing the foundation of the firm’s core investment philosophy. In addition, his extensive contacts and his strong understanding of senior housing debt markets have been a driving force in the formation of Locust Point Capital and its growth. With more than two decades of structured finance experience, Mr. Smith has spent the last 27 years originating, underwriting, and managing investments in long-term care, seniors housing, and healthcare services sectors. He has served as a partner/principal in ten prior healthcare investment funds. Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has participated in over 500 transactions representing approximately $1.5 billion in senior debt, mezzanine, and preferred equity investments within the long-term care, senior housing and healthcare services industries.