Investar Welcomes Tim Smith as a Commercial Real Estate Market President

Investar Welcomes Tim Smith as a Commercial Real Estate Market President

July 20, 2022

New Orleans, La. Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) recently hired native New Orleanian Tim Smith as our Commercial Real Estate Market President, Senior Vice President. Smith has 40 years of experience, and most of those years in the banking industry. He joins Investar most recently from Capital One where Smith was a commercial real estate relationship manager serving the needs of clients throughout the U.S.

As our Commercial Real Estate Market President, Smith is responsible for developing and leading a team of commercial real estate relationship managers to drive loan originations across all commercial real estate asset classes while promoting additional depository products and Treasury Management services across the Bank’s footprint.

“Investar is a relationship bank focused on the changing needs of our clients, and Tim brings to Investar both a commitment to service and an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market in New Orleans and the Gulf South. We are very excited to welcome him to our Bank, and support him as he builds this division,” Stephen Wessel, Eastern Region President, Investar, said. “With Tim’s connections to our existing clients in the New Orleans community, as well as his regional contacts throughout the Gulf South, we know he will deliver a brilliant banking experience by combining personal service with our best in class technology,” continued Wessel.

Smith is active in the local community and attended the University of New Orleans. He is currently serving as a Board Member for the Louisiana Housing and Community Development Corporation. As a resident of Mandeville, Smith is a former Board Member of the St. Tammany Art Association. He also was an Advisory Board Member for Hancock Bank Community Development Enterprise.


Photo Caption: Tim Smith, Commercial Real Estate Market President/SVP, Investar, New Orleans


Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”), had total assets of approximately $2.6 billion as of March 31, 2022. Investar is a full-service community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. offering extensive banking products and services for individuals and businesses for 15 years. The Bank has 31 branches serving several markets across South Louisiana, Texas and Alabama. Investar Bank NMLS ID# 481188. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit