AFIRE Podcast #25: Transparency Matters

(Featuring G. Andrews Smith, CEO, Managing Director, L&B Realty Advisors)

All corners of the commercial real estate arena are facing era-defining challenges. Transparency matters—now more than ever.

What holds promise for improving the business relationships we depend on for making better investments? Being intentional and open in our dealings with our investors, employees, and communities will bring closeness to all our relationships—particularly those between managers and investors.

The natural progression of technology is a driving factor for transparency in the workplace. So-called “best practices” are changing rapidly. The best results bring tomorrow’s “new practices.” It is important to look at how different approaches to transparency affect a company’s culture and the role that organizational leadership plays in implementing these approaches.

In this episode of the AFIRE Podcast, G. Andrews Smith, CEO and Managing Director at L&B Realty, talks about the need for transparency, not only during COVID-19, but also to meet the expanding landscape of the real estate industry. in a new tab)

This podcast is based on the article “Transparency Matters. Now More than Ever.from Summit Journal (Summer 2020). Read the full article here.


G. Andrews Smith serves as CEO and Managing Director of L&B Realty Advisors. Andy is the managing partner and is responsible for strategic management.  He is a member of L&B’s Investment Committee and chairs the Management Committee. Andy joined L&B Realty Advisors in 1981.

Andy is a member of the Texas State Bar, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Andy earned a BBA degree and a JD degree from Southern Methodist University.




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