Levi F. Smith, JD


(248) 331-0205

[email protected]

Years of Experience
30+ years

Areas of Specialization

Real service for corporate and
investment real estate.

Professional Experience

Levi started his career as a real estate attorney in California and Michigan. In recent years, Levi has saved his clients more than $32,000,000 through lease negotiations and renegotiations. Levi has been a tenant/buyer representative for 30+ years and also specializes in win-win negotiations. 

Professional Affiliations / Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, JD
  • American University, BA
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State of California Bar Association
  • Southfield Business Network - Founder Chairman, 1994 - 2004
  • Oakland County Business Roundtable - 1998 - Present (Chairman 2001-2003) 
  • Advisor to County Executive Brooks Patterson
  • International Tenant Representation Alliance - Vice President
  • Alliance of Tenant Representatives - Vice President
  • PIAST Institute - Board Member, 2019
  • Building Beds 4 Kids - Board Member, 2019
  • Albert Kahn Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum - Founder/Chairman, 2017 - Present
Significant Assignments
  • Consultant and lease negotiation for HAP on the relocation of 800 employees (160,000 sq. ft.)
  • Relocation of Michigan Court of Appeals to Troy, MI
  • Relocation of Visiting Nurse Association to Oak Park, MI
  • Relocation and Expansion of Harvard Drug Group in Livonia, MI, and Indianapolis, IN
  • Sale/purchase of twenty land sites
  • Relocation and renewal of Dykema Law Firm Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing
  • Relocation of Handy Home Products Company to Monroe, MI
  • Sale of Troy Northfield Hilton, Detroit Airport Hilton, Ann Arbor Marriott
  • Developments – General Partner
    • 85,000 sq. ft. office building - Livonia, MI
    • 28,000 sq. ft. medical building - Southfield, MI
    • 180 Residential Condos - Clarkston, MI & Ann Arbor, MI
Client List
  • Beats by Dr. Dre
  • Butzel Long
  • Ciena Health Care
  • Draexlmaier Automotive
  • Dura Automotive
  • Dykema Law
  • Fuyao Glass America
  • Harvard Drug Group
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Hyundai
  • Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NASA (IFL Intermodal)
  • Progressive Insurance
  • St. Johns Health System
  • Takata
  • US Customs (Spectrum Group)
  • Valeo, Inc.
  • Visiting Nurse Association

Client Testimonials

“Negotiations for the space were lengthy and cumbersome. Levi worked diligently with the other broker, architects and attorneys for both sides to resolve problems and facilitate solutions. Levi protected our interests during all phases of the negotiation with his expertise, creativity, tenacity, business savvy and intelligence. He was always on top of every issue; he was dependable, committed and absolutely up front with advice and perspective. I would highly recommend Levi Smith for your real estate needs. He is an outstanding professional and a delightful individual.”
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