Development

Unique demands of the development entitlement process in Florida necessitate expert owner representation from the time of property acquisition through stabilized occupancy or sell out. Our diverse experience allows our clients the confidence and credibility of having been through the approval processes and successfully delivering award winning and profitable projects.

As owner representatives E.J. Smoker & Associates has been successful in managing all aspects of the real estate process including:

  • Acquisition and site selection
  • Zoning and re-zoning applications
  • Environmental mitigation
  • Wetland studies
  • Roadway access and planning
  • Comprehensive plan adaptation
  • Design build management services
  • Master planning and Site Plan approvals and presentations
  • Construction financing
  • Project management; permitting through certificate of occupancy

Past Projects


Our level of sophistication in these areas can mean the difference between an award wining project and one which fails to meet expectations. Our background in feasibility, marketability and valuation gives owners confidence in working towards a development mission, expediting deliveries, and maximizing profits. Whether building a small commercial building or a development of regional impact, E.J. Smoker & Associates can manage this difficult process for you. Past projects have resulted in the following prestigious awards:

  • 1989,1991,2006 Property of the Year Awards
    City of Ft. Lauderdale
  • 2005 Craftsmanship Award for a Commercial Project
    Construction Association of South Florida
  • 2005 Award of Excellence for a Private Building
    Southeast Construction Best of 2005 Awards
  • 2006 Excellence in Construction Award for Commercial Project ($15-30million)
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • 2006 Excellence in Construction Award for a Multi-Family Residential Project ($15-30 million)
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eagle Award
  • 2006 Office Project of the Year
    National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) & South Florida Business Journal