Smart, Inc. launched in 1993 as a New Orleans-based “SMART” housing program consulting firm. Over the years, we have performed multiple consecutive Community Planning and Development, Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Technical Assistance and Training contracts for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). During those engagements, we worked with the Public and Indian Housing, Community Planning and Development, Single Family, Multifamily, REAC, Policy Development and Research, and General Counsel Divisions of HUD and over 50 housing agencies nationwide. We have provided master planning, operations management, construction management, technology integration, property management, and resident engagement services for state and local governments, public agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
Our work has involved HOPE VI, CGP, CIAP, MROP, HOME, CDBG, CHDO, and Supportive Housing funds, as well as, Low Income Housing and New Market Tax Credits, Mortgage Revenue Bonds, 108/EDI, Empowerment Zones, Historic Tax Credits, 203k Mortgages, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Rural Economic and Community Development (Farmer’s Home) and Federal Home Loan Bank funding and incentives, private loans and grants. We understand how to leverage resources and layer subsidies.
Our statutory and regulatory evaluations, program reviews and technical assistance in policy and program implementation and reengineering has allowed our clients to enhance their program, organizational and informational resources management systems while improving customer service and financial accountability. We are known for our efficiency, exactness and excellence in designing and implementing public and private deal structures for rental, limited equity cooperative, condominium, single-family homeownership, and commercial/retail projects nationally and internationally.
Through careful analysis we come to understand the context of each project. Through conceptualization and tactical planning, we transform opportunities into reality. Our approach is community sensitive and technically proficient. The result is comprehensive, visionary, and performance driven.
The Mission of Smart, Inc. is to provide unparalleled multilevel real estate services with an emphasis on creating technologically enhanced and environmentally sustainable affordable living communities. We achieve that mission through:
- Devotion to excellence
- Dedication to on or before time delivery
- Capitalizing on opportunities
- Innovation, technology, and artistry
- Intelligence, investigation, and analysis
- Fast, focused, aggressive performance
- Challenging the collective intelligence externally and internally
- Artistically weaving eclectic strategies
- Maximizing opportunities to collectively contribute, learn, grow, and advance based on merit
Our long standing working alliances provide us with access to some of the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our Team includes local and national specialists that have a deep appreciation, understanding, and respect for the highest performance standards.