A leading company in the Retail Real Estate sector for more than 30 years, thanks to its highly experienced team of professionals Larry Smith has become synonymous with top-quality services and dynamism.
Larry Smith was founded and developed within multinational groups and in 2004 became an independent, wholly Italian-owned company. Larry Smith provides a wide range of services to Real Estate Agents, Investors and Retailers in the area of retail and leisure. Today, in addition to its specialist sector, malls, retail parks, leisure centers and factory outlets, Larry Smith has acquired significant expertise with regard to airports, marinas and other multi-purpose structures that host retail and service areas.
Its main areas of activity are: market research, design consultancy, marketing, management, technical services and sales & acquisition activities. Today Larry Smith has an established management team and over 90 employees across Italy, as well as two foreign offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai that work on new retail projects in high-growth areas.
In the recent years Larry’s School, an internal formative school, got started, strengthening other formative programs and aiming to evaluate every singular competence, with the purpose of making this personal knowledge a shared one.
Larry Smith Consulting is founded in 1939 in the United States. Since then it is responsible for the feasibility studies related to the first shopping centres projects promoted by J.C. Penney, Safeway and Macy's.
In 1960 the first European branch office opens in Paris, Losanna, London, Bruxelles and Madrid later follow.
Larry Smith Consulting S.r.l. is established in Milan in 1984 relying on the deep experience gained on the Italian market by the Lausanne office in more than fifteen years of activity.
In 1990 a new a association is made with Matthews & Goodman, the primary Chartered English Surveyor, specialized in negotiations and real estate management with the main institutional investors. In this field it acts as advisor to the vendor in the sale of the shopping centre situated in Curno (province of Bergamo) to Schroders Properties Fund (now Eurocommercial Properties NV), one of the main real estate operations occurred in this sector.
In 1994 Larry Smith Consulting Milan becomes Larry Smith & Associates S.r.l. and enters the field of leasing, management and concept design of large entertainment zones. Owing to the significant growth of the activities of the Group, in 1995 satellite offices are opened in Perugia, Barcelona and Oporto.
In 1997 Larry Smith & Associates launches and manages one of the most important shopping centres of Italy, "I Gigli" in Campi Bisenzio. Spring 1998 Larry Smith becomes a subsidiary company of Lend Lease Europe, which takes the place of Matthews & Goodman.
December 2001 Eurocommercial Properties N.V. takes over Larry Smith from Lend Lease entrusting the Italian leading team with its management.
Since July 2004, after a management buy-out operation, the major Larry Smith managers have acquired all shares.
Today, Larry Smith includes more than 90 employees all over Italy.