how we got here

“In 1998, after 20 years growing our family business, we sold Hav-A-Tampa Cigars to a large, strategic buyer. I had grown up playing on the factory floors, so the sale capped a formative era for me. With the sudden financial windfall came questions about how to invest our proceeds wisely and make them last. Having heard the stories about “shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations”, we didn’t want to become part of that statistic and sought out advice.

After interviewing many wealth managers, we learned some important things. These giant firms were not aligned with our family, did not have our entrepreneurial spirit, did not share our view of risk, and did not understand our desire to  control our outcomes. We wanted true partners, taking risks together and reaping rewards together.

We realized that our long-term success would not be achieved with short-term thinking. We decided we deserved a best-of-breed approach to investing our capital.  And this is how we entered a new business: asset management. A few years later, some of our friends realized it was a good model and wanted to invest alongside of us.”

In 2001, Bayshore Capital was founded to do just that.

Tready Smith, Founder & CEO                  

CURIOSITY DRIVES OUR THINKING.
DILIGENCE DRIVES OUR DECISIONS.​

We are a private, research driven multi-family office providing curated, purpose driven strategies.

We leverage a global network of thought leaders as part of our endless search for compelling investment opportunities.

We are independent thinkers and invest ahead of the institutional herd.

OUR BIG PICTURE

OUR promise

INVESTING YOUR CAPITAL AS AN EXTENSION OF OUR OWN

INDEPENDENT 
We leverage a global network of institutional investment firms, alternative asset managers, and specialized research sources to minimize biases and maximize perspective. We identify unique themes to serve specific purposes in our portfolios, considering all geographies, asset classes, and investment vehicles in our selection.

DILIGENT
We conduct our own research and diligence to identify both the quantitative and more subjective qualitative risks that can impact an investment. Additionally, we utilize our extensive network built over two decades to complement our work and challenge our biases. We emphasize wealth preservation through strong downside protection.

ALIGNED
Our roots as a single-family office shape our approach. Our clients invest alongside us, and we prefer to invest with people who, like us, have significant personal capital in their strategy. We seek to negotiate favorable terms which we pass along to our partners.