Michael J. Smith


As President, Mr. Smith leads general land development, entitlements and corporate operations for Johnson Development. He shares joint responsibility with President Doug Goff for relationship management and negotiations with homebuilders. During his career, he has managed several large-scale communities, including the award-winning Sienna Plantation. Prior to joining Johnson Development Corp. in early 2000, Mr. Smith worked as a Civil Engineer in the Heavy Marine Division of J.A. Jones Construction based out of Charlotte, NC, before serving as a Manager for LJA Engineering & Surveying and Turner, Collie & Braden, Inc., both of Houston, where he worked on several large-scale land development projects throughout Texas. He plays an active role in the real estate industry as a member of the Urban Land Institute, Houston Association of Homebuilders and various local chambers of commerce and economic development councils.  Mr. Smith has a BS in Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston.  He is also a veteran of the US Army’s 3rd US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

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