Catalyzing Sustainable Development 

Smart Growth is a real estate development advisory firm on a mission. We are dedicated to promoting mixed use, urban infill and transit oriented real estate development that promotes thriving community.

We Are Real Estate Deal Makers!


We work with real estate developers looking to acquire development opportunities, entitlements and properties that have value add potential. Our extensive network of developers across the country enables us to formulate marketing campaigns that generate leads for off-market acquisitions that meet the defined criteria of our qualified sponsors.

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We work with property owners that are sitting on sites with development potential, real estate developers looking to sell entitlements or investors with properties that have value add potential. We have extensive experience underwriting deals and can facilitate dispositions of assets that ensure fair deals are done directly with ownership at the table.

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We source both Debt & Equity for real estate developers nationwide

We have been cultivating relationships with banks, debt funds and a variety of equity investors to capitalize your real estate developments

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Our strategic consulting services are based on real world experience

We work with property owners and real estate developers on a variety of strategic initiatives. For example, we provide Development Analysis to either party to determine the value of the property based upon its development potential.

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Want to become a smart growth real estate developer?

The Smart Growth Developer Academy is the premiere professional training platform on how to build wealth & create impact with commercial real estate development

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Learn from leading developers!

Listen to the Smart Growth Developer Spotlight episodes where Chris Porto interviews leading real estate developers from across the country about their journey. 

Download our FREE Roadmap for Creating Value in Real Estate!

This Roadmap will break down the key phases in the development process, the types of assets and projects you can target, the multiple entrance / exit points to consider, the financing rounds to hurdle, and the potential payoffs - including the "holy grail" if you can create enough value! Chris Porto presents this roadmap in a short training video after clicking the button below and registering.

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