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Welcome to ESmith Legacy, Inc.

ESmith Legacy, Inc. is a premier real estate  firm, with offices in Dallas, Baltimore and Philadelphia.  ESmith Legacy is a 100% minority- and woman-owned firm that builds on years of combined development, finance, and management experience with a network of national joint-venture partners. 

Leveraging their collective experience in the fields of real estate development, asset disposition, banking and finance, franchise development, and operations, the principals of ESmith Legacy have developed and built approximately $600 million in mixed-use and commercial projects since 2000. Collaborating with public and private partners, their projects represent more than 3.2 million square feet, including  more than 1,000 residential units, and more than 2,400 parking spaces.


The team has also arranged Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT), and established a New Markets Tax Credit Entity, Smith New Horizon.


ESmith Legacy formed ESL Real Estate Ventures (“ESLREV”), a wholly owned subsidiary, to perform its real estate development and asset management business.



Our Mission

Our mission is to invest in and create value for urban marketplaces, by providing dynamic, diverse, competitive, vibrant commercial, industrial and residential solutions.

Our Strategy

We target, develop and build in urban markets which we believe are underserved to meet existing demand and spur additional growth.  Qualifying markets are characterized by:

        1.  An existing critical mass and the potential for additional population growth;
        2.  An identifiable consumer base with quantifiable spending power;
        3.  Immediate access to human capital and a growing workforce;
        4.  Aggressive economic development initiatives by local and state governments; and
        5.  Accessible, available and economically viable property locations