Emmitt Smith Taps Real Estate Forerunners to Lead New Services Firm, E Smith Realty Partners

Emmitt Smith Taps Real Estate Forerunners to Lead New Services Firm, E Smith Realty Partners

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Emmitt Smith's real estate development and asset management firm, ESmith Legacy, has joined forces with industry veterans Sharon Morrison and Brant Landry to launch E Smith Realty Partners. This new national real estate services firm will be headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

"Launching a national commercial real estate brokerage company is the natural extension of my previous experience and is perfectly aligned with my commercial real estate development company ESmith Legacy," said Chairman Emmitt Smith. "By building a world-class services firm, we can serve the needs of any client."

After a Hall of Fame football career, Smith and his team have spent the past decade laying the foundation for a comprehensive real estate services firm. ESmith Legacy develops, builds and owns mixed-use commercial, industrial and residential projects in urban marketplaces. EJ Smith Construction specializes in civil construction and commercial building. By expanding on the existing services platforms, Smith is focused on creating an environment that can meet clients' complete life cycle of business needs. Making a difference, doing it better, being the best--this drive and impassioned performance will also be the guiding force behind E Smith Realty Partners.

"Sharon's and Brant's deep industry knowledge and impressive track record make them the right team to lead us into the services market," Smith said.

Morrison and Landry partnered at The Staubach Company prior to its acquisition by Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008. Most recently, they helped lead and grow Transwestern's central region as principals and part of the executive leadership team.

"Combining the entrepreneurial spirit and culture we experienced in our previous roles with the strategic and development competencies of ESmith Legacy is the foundation of this company," Morrison said.

"The E Smith Realty Partners plan is simple: Build a world-class services platform to help our clients and partners grow. By opening additional offices across the country in the next 12 months, the team is poised for exceptional near-term growth. We intend to set the mark in excellence," Landry said.

Driven, service-oriented and highly professional, E Smith Realty Partners brings high-level energy to the entire range of commercial real estate services including Agency, Tenant Consulting Services, Industrial and National Account Services, Property Management, and Design and Construction Services.

Other members joining the team are John Pelletier and David Cochran, office tenant representation specialists from Dominus Commercial in Dallas, and Ronny Landry from Landry Commercial in Austin. Landry is a 40-year veteran of the industry; he began his career with Hank Dickerson Company in 1974 and spent part of his career as a partner with Lincoln Property Company from 1978-1990.

For updates and more information, visit ESmithRealty.net.

About E Smith Realty Partners

E Smith Realty Partners is a premier commercial real estate services company representing national clients. Founded by ESmith Legacy, Sharon Morrison and Brant Landry, the company is built on the standards embodied by Chairman Emmitt Smith: integrity, excellence and making a positive impact in the communities they touch. E Smith Realty Partners is leveraging many years of collective real estate development, investment, brokerage, design and construction expertise into building a world-class services company. E Smith Realty Partners is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

About ESmith Legacy

Founded in 2007, ESL is a 100% minority-owned real estate development and asset management firm with a focus on the retail, hospitality and multi-family sectors. ESL has developed and built more than $350M in mixed-used and commercial projects to date. The founders have more than 150 years of combined development, finance and management experience. ESmith Legacy is headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Baltimore and Philadelphia.


For E Smith Realty Partners
Matt Marquart, 713-510-3922 (Office)
Cell: 713-876-0089

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