Catalyzing Sustainable Development
We believe in the power of real estate to evolve culture, support life and generate wealth. To thrive as a society, we must make profitable investments to sustainably grow our cities. We feel responsible to make this happen and view ethical business as the necessary catalyst to make this positive change.
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“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Chris Porto and his company Smart Growth as a business partner on a mid-rise development project in Oakland, CA. I appreciate the passion for innovation and sustainable development that Chris brings and his attention to financial details throughout the process.”
“Smart Growth is a trailblazing company that’s been a model for my own business. I’ve been thankful to find a mentor in Chris who shares my values for genuine betterment of society and self. He’s been super generous with great insight, direction, and support on multiple levels. Chris and everyone at Smart Growth are quality people that I plan on finding ways to collaborate with and learn from for many years to come.”
“I have bought and sold dozens of properties. Chris Porto was one of the easier buyers to work with. Despite complex building issues and lengthy financial negotiations the process was efficient, positive and relatively fast. Chris is a dynamic and creative young entrepreneur with great potential.”
We acquire single family homes that are suitable “fix & flips.” Our projects are typically located in desirable, up-and-coming urban areas, and value-adds can include property expansions, green renovations and high-end design.
We seek value-add multifamily investments and opportunities to develop co-living / co-housing communities. Our objective is to maximize building performance and cultivate sustainable living environments.
Our mixed-use developments feature residential units above ground floor retail situated close to public transportation. We also pursue redevelopment and adaptive reuse opportunities to enliven neighborhoods.