About Us

Focal Point Development Services is dedicated to the highest level of integrity and professionalism as demonstrated through our strong track record delivering successful projects while building long-term relationships. From Multifamily, Senior Housing, Student Housing, Office, Industrial, Mixed Use — No matter what the project, Our open and honest communication style is an integral part of our commitment to promoting trust and respect among our partners and our investors. Focal Point’s collective expertise and vision allows us to identify, analyze and develop unique opportunities that will yield solid returns.


Focal Point’s vision is keenly focused on a unique niche consisting of boutique student and senior housing as well as repositioning commercial properties. The key to our success is identifying strategic locations and matching those properties to the right use. Focal Point’s seasoned team of real estate professionals has the experience required to take a project from land acquisitions and entitlement through construction and final delivery.

Consulting & Project Management

With Focal Point’s vast construction experience, we deliver increased value to our clients and investors during the entire process. Our senior-led team of seasoned professionals is invested in protecting our client’s interests. We are cost conscious and maintain a knowledge-based approach to our management style. Focal Point strives to ensure all projects are on-time, on-budget and exceed expectations.


Michael Smith - Focal Point Development Services

Michael Smith

Managing Director

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Michael has over 33 years of commercial real estate development, investment, construction, and brokerage experience. In addition, he has also been a real estate salesman as well as a licensed general contractor. Mike’s diverse professional background provides Focal Point’s experience, vision, and leadership required to develop and obtain unique investment opportunities.

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Focal Point - Jack Morris

Jack Morris

Director of Development & Construction – Southwest

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Jack has more than 30 years of commercial real estate development and construction experience with some of the nations preeminent firms. The depth of Jack’s knowledge and expertise is unparalleled. He is an experienced broker, general contractor, owner and developer who has been responsible for managing complex issues such as site selection, zoning, entitlements, proformas, architectural design, general contracting, construction management and capitalization strategies.

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Focal Point Development Services - Jim Trammell

Jim Trammell

Director of Development & Construction – West Coast

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Jim Trammell brings 25+ years of expertise in the development and construction management of large-scale, complex projects. He is licensed professionally in the State of California as a Civil Engineer, General Contractor and Environmental Design (LEED certified). Jim’s comprehensive approach to the successful management of the construction process is key to your success

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Development Projects

The Point North

Type: Student Housing – Multi Family
Location: Austin, TX
Size: 18 Units, 76 Beds
Focal Point Development Services - The Point North - Austin, Texas, - Student Housing
Sapphire Tower Logo - Focal Point Development Services
Type: High-Rise Condo Tower
Location: Downtown San Diego, CA
Height: 32 Floors, 97 Condos
Financial Partner: Goldman Sachs / Eurohypo Bank
Residences at Little Nell - Focal Point Development Services
Type: 26 Fractional Condos
Location: Aspen, CO – Mountain Base
Financial Partners: Goldman Sachs / Deutsche Bank
Size: 108,000 sf

1000 Newport Center Drive

Type: Development, Corporate HQ
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Size 8,000 sf
Financial Partners: LA Jolla Bank

Construction Management

Inyo County Building

Type: Construction Management
Location: Bishop, CA
Size: 42,000 sf administration building

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

Type: Construction Management
Location: Mescalero, NM
Size: 273 Rooms + 45,000 sf casino
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

MacArthur Hills

Type: Construction Management
Location: Las Colinas, TX
Details: Assisted Living and Memory Care
Details: 107,374 sf + 25,956 of Independent Living Villas
Prestonwood Court Senior Living

Rancho Santa Margarita Civic Center and Community Center

Type: Construction Management
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Details: 50,000 sf

House of Blues Concert Hall and Restaurant

Type: Construction Management
Location: San Diego, CA
Details: Concert Hall and Restaurant
Details: 30,000 sf

Diegan/Se San Diego Hotel

Type: Fee Development & Construction Management
Location: San Diego, CA
Details: 5 star condo-hotel
Details: 205,000 sf, 21 story, 5 star condo-hotel

City of Inglewood Senior Center

Type: Construction Management
Location: Inglewood, CA
Details: 30,000 sf

Contact Us

Focal Point Development Services
2436 West Coast Hwy #202
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Office: 949.877.0081
Email: jruff@focalpointds.com