T. Andrew Smith has over 25 years of experience in seniors housing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and capital markets transactions, corporate finance and healthcare.
Mr. Smith has served as Brookdale’s Chief Executive Officer since February 2013, as its President since March 2016, and as member of its Board of Directors since June 2014. From October 2006 to February 2013, Mr. Smith served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In addition to his role in managing the Company’s legal affairs, Mr. Smith was responsible for the management and oversight of Brookdale’s corporate development functions (including acquisitions and expansion and development activity); corporate finance (including capital structure, debt and lease transactions and lender/lessor relations); strategic planning; and risk management.
Prior to joining Brookdale, Mr. Smith served as a member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC’s corporate and securities group and as chair of the firm’s healthcare group. During his tenure at Bass, Berry & Sims (1985 to 2006), Mr. Smith represented American Retirement Corporation as outside General Counsel.
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, Argentum and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) and as a member of the executive board of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA).