If small is the new big, then Smith Land & Improvement Corporation has strong capabilities to lead central Pennsylvania’s real estate development through the economic downdraft. With more than 60 years of combined development experience and vast community relationships, the Smith Land & Improvement team offers convenient, affordable, and pleasant places to work, shop, relax, and dine.
With a portfolio of nearly 50 properties and three generations of business and community history, Richard E. Jordan II, CEO, acquires and develops properties that positively impact the region. “We really offer a ‘timeliness of opportunity’ for today’s enterprisers. We pose several questions to ourselves before any acquisition: Is it a sound investment; but more importantly, will it result in economic improvement for all the stakeholders? At every level, the community must be engaged for any office, retail, or industrial venture to flourish. We believe that local development equals local prosperity.”
What imprint does the company hope to leave for the next generation? “We are in the business of ‘place making.’ Our properties carry more than economic value, they showcase the strength of our region’s products, services, and talented workforce,” says Jordan II.
Founded in 1961, Smith Land continues to be guided by its conservative development philosophy and fixation on building equity. This belief is evident in the landmark West Shore Plaza retail center, situated between two highly trafficked corridors in Lemoyne, which enjoys a stable tenant base and strong anchors—CVS Pharmacy and Karns Foods, a family-owned, independent grocery store.
Smith Land has a 54 year history of responsible and responsive real estate development with an emphasis on “Improvement.”