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

O: 949.877.0081 C: 714.336.3200

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

O: 949.877.0081 C: 214.288.4776

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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Bret Bunnett

C: 214.546.3340

Bret brings 35 years of commercial real estate management, leadership and investment experience to Focal Point DS. After 20 years in the industry, Bret became president and co-founder of CAPSTAR commercial real estate services, a full-service real estate company. After a successful 10 year run, Bret sold the company and began a series of positions that allowed him to direct some of the nations top commercial real estate firms.

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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

Contact Us

Focal Point Development Services
8111 Jollyville Rd., Suite 212
Austin, TX 78759

Office: 832.576.2571
Email: dlittle@focalpointds.com