Director | Licensed Real Estate Agent | Licensee in Charge
With a career spanning 23 years, Nicholas Smith is experienced in all facets of commercial and industrial real estate. Covering sales, leasing and property management, Nicholas can assist clients through the many phases of their property investment portfolio.
Always working with his clients’ best interests in mind, Nicholas is a trusted property professional who builds excellent relationships with vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants alike. His grounded nature will put you at ease as he navigates the sale or leasing process with you, explaining the marketing strategy and sales method, and always keeping you informed and up to date before, during and after the campaign.
Nicholas’ strengths are aplenty. In particular he excels at matching properties with prospective buyers or tenants, negotiating deals, and achieving excellent results. His repeated success in securing leases with blue chip tenants is testament to his expertise.
With a comprehensive database, a thirst for knowledge and a constant desire to keep abreast of all current market conditions, Nicholas is the ideal commercial property expert to have on your side. It is these factors, among others, which bring Nicholas plenty of repeat and referral business, and plenty of positive testimonials from clients.
Outside of work, Nicholas is a family man and an Inner West local. He is also a member of the Marrickville Chamber of Commerce.
1st Place Top Commercial Salesperson Auction Listings
Raine&Horne National Awards 2020
3rd Place Top Commercial Salesperson Number of Transactions
Raine&Horne State Awards 2019
3rd Place Top Commercial Office Sales Dollar Value
Raine&Horne State Awards 2021
3rd Place Top National Office Sales Dollar Value
Raine&Horne Commercial National Awards 2020
2nd Place Top Commercial Office
Raine&Horne Commercial State Awards 2019
“ After having sobering experiences from other inner west real estate punters, not returning calls and playing tricks, leaving me disheartened, I was totally relieved to come across the lads at Raine & Horne Commercial. Totally impressed with the tight team co-operation between Luke, Sam and Nicholas. Quick to respond to questions or enquiries. Luke even called back at 6pm on an Friday evening after hours to reassure my concerns. In an industry that is plagued by mistrust, these guys are top rate forthright players, highly recommended, well done boys! ”
“ Nick and Sammy were extremely professional and their high level of knowledge and expertise in the area was demonstrated in the result that they achieved. I am extremely pleased with the result they achieved and would recommend them for those wishing to transact in the future. ”
“ I engaged Nicholas Smith from Raine & Horne Commercial Inner West to manage the sale of my commercial property as they have been managing the leasing of the property for many years past and have always done an excellent job. Prior to commencing the sale campaign, I had many discussions with Nicholas over a long period of time to discuss opinions on value, timing and sales strategies whereby Nicholas was always available, patient, forthright and professional in his approach. Being an interstate owner, Nicholas and the R&H team made the task simple by managing the entire process of sale including laying out a clear strategy to achieve the best result on auction day. I’d like to personally thank Nicholas Smith and also Ben Ayers for their outstanding service and professionalism especially for the manner in which they handled a unique property sale that required a high level of competence. The campaign lasted 5 weeks and achieved over 400 enquiries with the property selling at auction for 10% above the reserve price. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Nicholas, Ben and the whole team at Raine & Horne Commercial Inner West as a skilled and cohesive team and truly remarkable Agency. ”
“ Nicholas was recommended to us by a local business professional and from our first meeting we knew we need not seek another agency for our commercial property sale. The marketing campaign was first-class and we were regularly informed of progress, which was especially important, given we were living and working in Germany. Expectations of a successful auction sale were always realistic, reflecting the current market and the many enquiries from potential bidders known in the area. The auction result exceeded our expectations and we have the highest regard for the professional team at Raine & Horne Commercial Inner West / South Sydney. We could not have achieved any better result. Outstanding work Nicholas! ”
“ Just like to thank you for help selling Bexley for me. You have a very calming and professional manner which helps vendors keep a cool head. You have my respect as a highly skilled professional. I won’t hesitate to recommend you. ”
“ This is a note of gratitude to Raine & Horne Commercial Inner West / South Sydney who helped me find a tenant for my commercial unit in Ultimo. Initially, I got in touch with many real estate agents. They all start with big promises and turn out quite short in delivering on those promises. It was quite a frustrating process. The previous agent was trying to find a tenant for quite a few months with no success. Raine & Horne however did exactly what they promised and that was finding tenants within a month of me engaging them. Quite impressive. We were in contact all the time which was indication to me that things are moving along. The team who worked on my unit were true professionals, prompt, on top of their game, true to their word, polite and made the process seem effortless. Thank you very much. ”
“ We would very much like to express our appreciation for the work you have done in the extremely successful sales campaign...We came to Raine&Horne Commercial for this sale as we were very impressed with the careful attention and sound advice we received in the past. ”
“ The result achieved was excellent. The price reached (under the hammer) was above the reserve price... You added value to the sale process, from the beginning of the transaction to the very end. I would be very comfortable utilising your services again in the future. ”
“ I would like to thank you for your efforts and accomplishment for this situation. It’s been a pleasure dealing with your firm and be sure your company will be highly recommended by me. ”
“ I purchased my commercial property through Nicholas in 2009 and was impressed with his professionalism at the time. I didn't hesitate to use him again for the sale of the same property. Nicholas achieved an excellent result and it was a pleasure working with him! ”
“ Thank you for a great and very professional service. It was great doing business with you, particularly the part about getting $500,000 over the reserve! ”
“ Many thanks for your update on the recent sale of 36 Shepherd Street, Marrickville. From my own research, I realised that it would sell above my budget and that is why I did not waste our time inspecting the property. I would like to personally thank you for the excellent service and support that you afforded me throughout this process and I can understand why your auction clearance rate is so high. ”
“ You and the team have delivered a successful outcome for selling our property in Petersham NSW 2049, which we were very happy with. In particular, we were very impressed by your excellent sales skills and services, including: > Your knowledge of the property market and its trends, and providing us with reasonable analysis and recommendation; > Keeping us updated regularly throughout the entire sales process; > The outcome of the property sale was comparable to the advice provided at the initial meeting. We would like to thank you and the team at Raine&Horne Commercial for all your hard work and an excellent result. We will not hesitate to use your services again and recommend you to our friends and contacts. ”
“ Many thanks for your efforts in finding tenants for my commercial property in Dulwich Hill, which as we both found was more of a challenge than first expected. I have found in the past that many agents can tend to become distracted and pay less than the required attention to properties that prove more challenging, you however managed to persevere beyond my expectations until a suitable tenant was found, this included the finesse of your advertising to appropriately target suitable tenants and the continued showing of the property to further prospective tenants at a time when offers had been submitted in the event those offers either fell through or a more suitable tenant was found. I found your manner to be courteous and qualified and your professionalism to be unwavering. ”