Darren Smith

Head of Development - Southwest Region

Throughout Darren’s career, he has been successful in executing more than $1 Billion in total development cost of multi-family housing projects throughout the country. His ability to work with non-profit, government agencies, and for-profit partners has been instrumental in his success. His experience has involved projects that included but not limited to traditional bank financing, HUD, Freddie, Fannie, and loan assumptions. Other programs essential in his success include LIHTC Section 42, Workforce Housing structures, Tax-Exempt Bond Financing, HOME funds, CDBG funds, Historic Preservation, Brownfield credits, Solar Energy credits, and city & county subordinate funds. Darren has been involved in all facets of the development process including site selection, strategic planning, feasibility analysis, site contract & acquisition, entitlements & zoning changes, negotiations with all third-party professionals. Focused on bringing projects in on-time and on-budget begins with identification of General Contractors, bidding, and managing construction through completion all while strategically developing and implementing a lease-up and stabilization plan. Focused on fairness, Win-Win situations creates the best environment when issues inevitably occur. Team is always the best approach. Projects

  • Multi-family Housing
  • New Construction
  • Acquisition Rehabilitation Housing
  • Senior Housing
  • Commercial Office
  • Medical Office
  • Church Construction