About Us

      Focal Point Development Services is dedicated to the highest level of integrity and professionalism as demonstrated through our strong track record.  We build long-term relationships by successfully delivering projects which include MultifamilySenior HousingStudent Housing and Mixed Use. No matter what the challenge, 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


      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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      Rober B Farrell - Focalpoint

      Robert Farrell

      Director of Municipal & Entitlement Process


      Robert Farrell has extensive experience in a wide range of real estate development phases including planning & development, project costing, construction, engineering, administration, contracts, entitlement, and asset management. He is a member of the State Bar of California and has many years of experience practicing real estate litigation and transactional law.

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      Olivia Smith

      Olivia Smith

      Asset Management & Investor Relations



      With a stellar reputation built on honesty, integrity, and tireless work ethic, Olivia Smith brings strong negotiation skills and exceptional perspective to every transaction.

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      Development Projects

      The Point North

      Type: Student Housing – Multi Family
      Location: Austin, TX
      Size: 18 Units, 76 Beds
      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

      Acquisitions & Redevelopment

      Icon Hotel

      Type: Hotel Redevelopment
      Location: Houston, TX
      Financial Partners: Canyon Johnson Fund
      Size: 12 Story, 135 Rooms including 18 suites

      Contact Us

      Focal Point Development Service
      Office: (714) 336-3200
      Email: msmith@focalpointds.com