About Us

Jim R. Smith Sr. founded the commercial real estate development firm Smith & Company in 1964 as its sole owner. Over the next forty years, he and his team successfully developed and acquired 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.

In 2007, Jim Smith, Jr. joined the family business after a career with The Staubach Company in retail real estate brokerage.  Matt Strange joined Jim shortly thereafter, and together Matt and Jim expanded the company’s scope to include brokerage and ground-up development.  The company was rebranded Smithco Development and now operates as a full service commercial real estate company that encompasses leasing, development, and management.

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.