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We are a full service commercial real estate firm that serves as an advisor and services provider for clients who are owners and/or occupiers of space — or entities who have a financial interest in space.

Our clients include colleges and universities, healthcare systems, investors, financial institutions, not-for-profits, retailers, even municipalities — all of whom have real estate issues requiring expertise and guidance and, just as importantly, the necessary real estate services required to achieve their objectives. Whether it’s selling, leasing, buying, retrofitting, financing, relocating, expanding or managing; we advise our clients relative to a strategy to achieve their goals and we assume responsibility to successfully implement that strategy.

To best serve our clients, we have invested in the technological resources, market research and specialized human talent to succeed. Our organization is responsive and resourceful and has developed the necessary experience, expertise, and creativity to maximize the value of each real estate transaction.

We welcome your contacting us to discuss your real estate issues, needs or interests. Feel free to browse our website for more information. Thank you.

Who We Represent

Health Care


Private and Publicly
Traded Corporations




College &

Investment Trusts





Client Advocacy


Meet the Team

J. Michael Smith, CEO

Mr. Smith founded THE CABOT GROUP, a diversified commercial real-estate services and advisory firm, in 1971. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in the management, leasing, financing, disposition, and adaptive re-utilization of real estate. As a consultant, Mr. Smith has provided advisory services to a wide variety of corporate, educational, municipal, health care and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Smith has represented a number of financial institutions needing assistance with troubled real estate and has served as a court-appointed Receiver for a wide range of real estate properties throughout Upstate New York. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business Administration at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and did advanced study at Miami University in the School of Business Administration's M.B.A. program. Mr. Smith is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York, has received the CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, is a member of The International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives and holds the designation of MASTER OF CORPORATE REAL ESTATE SERVICES. Mr. Smith serves as a Director on a number of corporate, not-for-profit or community service boards.

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