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Nicholas Smith


Nick Smith is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rice Park Capital, a private investment firm that invests broadly in the residential and commercial real estate finance, equity, and services sectors.

Before founding Rice Park Capital in 2019, Nick served in a variety of executive roles on behalf of the Blackstone group (NYSE: BX). In these roles, Nick oversaw a broad-based and coordinated platform of direct mortgage asset investing and portfolio management, mortgage and specialty finance lending, and tech-enabled mortgage and specialty finance services. Prior to Blackstone, Nick served as Managing Director, Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO), where he built and led the investment platform for mortgage servicing rights and residential whole loans.

Nick has served on a variety of boards for private companies and charitable organizations throughout his career. He currently sits on the boards of Asset Based Lending and Brass Ring Capital.