Discover how Jim Smith, jr. (CEO of Smithco Development) starts his day right, who he succeeded, and what his team thinks of him (12 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Jim Smith, jr. He is the founder & CEO of Smithco Development, a successful full service commercial real estate company that encompasses leasing, development, and management, with brand name tenants like CVS, CostCo, and FedEx.
Smithco Development is a privately owned commercial real estate development company, founded in 1964 by Jim Smith, Sr. as “Smith & Company.” In 2007, Jim Smith, Jr. joined the family business after a career in retail brokerage. The company was rebranded as Smithco Development and expanded its services to encompass leasing, development, and management.
Since inception, the company has grown to include the ownership and management of more than two million square feet of retail and office properties, primarily in the greater Houston area, including the following shopping centers: Center at Bunker Hill, Echo Lane, and Champions Forest Plaza.
Smithco Development prides itself on its values, community involvement, professionalism and team approach in the workplace. The Smithco Development team is proud to embody the values of its founder Jim R. Smith, Sr.: honesty, hard work, and persistence.
For more information about Jim and his companies, visit; http://smithcodevelopment.com/
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member and C-Suite Advisor to various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%; https://ceoblindspots.com/