Sam Luten

Business Development Officer

Sam brings more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate finance, investment, and development to his position as Business Development Officer for Smith NMTC Associates, LLC. Since joining Smith NMTC, Sam has closed over $150 million New Markets Tax Credit transactions over the last 10 years and helped QALICBs navigate the structuring and closing process towards a successful conclusion. 

Prior to joining Smith NMTC Associates, Sam held senior positions at Bank of America, Heartland Bank, Adam’s Mark Hotels, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, and Green Street Real Estate Ventures, LLC. Throughout his career, Sam has been directly involved in managing more than $3 billion in real estate, development and construction financing, and investment throughout America. 

As Business Development Officer, Sam uses his extensive experience, analytical ability, and creative thinking to identify opportunities that are beneficial to QALICBs, CDEs, and investors alike and to efficiently and effectively close deals. 

Sam graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University and has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.