Phillip Smith is based in Tampa, FL, and leads Framework Group’s efforts throughout the state. Phillip is responsible for the acquisition, design, development and construction of multi-family communities and coordinates the Company’s strategic plans for developing complex urban residential developments. Phillip manages all feasibility studies, regulatory approvals, design professionals, project financing and general contractor activities during all phases of project development and construction. Of keen interest to him are those development opportunities that present particular challenges as they relate to political, regulatory, design or complex site and environmental issues.
Prior to founding Framework Group, Phillip opened the Florida offices for Crosland, an 85 year-old private development company based in Charlotte, NC. Prior to joining Crosland he was a Partner and Senior Vice-President for a private venture based in Connecticut where he developed multi-family residential projects throughout New England and South Carolina. Prior to that, he was a Senior Development Manager at JPI where he developed over 3,700 apartments in some of the country’s most challenging regulatory and construction environments of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.
Phillip currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Westshore Alliance, and is Past-President of Leadership Tampa Bay. He has lectured on real estate development and finance at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Clemson University and the University of South Florida. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed Florida General Contractor and Sales Associate.
Phillip earned his Bachelor of Architecture magna cum laude from Auburn University, and Master in Architecture from Harvard University.