MICHAEL B. SMITH

Owner and operator of Miami Skyline Consulting in Miami, specializing in complex development and construction projects. Professional services include the direction and coordination of architectural design and engineering; timely and cost sensitive document delivery; builder selection; contract negotiation; final pricing and qualifications; construction oversight; quality control; project turnover; post construction closeout, and issue resolution.

Smith retired from Turner Construction Company after thirty-five years as a Senior Vice President. He was responsible for all of Turner’s activities in Florida since 1985, and served as a Director of the Board and as a member of Turner Construction’s Executive Committee for eighteen years.

He managed and directed Turner’s growth from a thirty-person office in Miami to the largest builder in Florida with over 350 full time staff and over $750,000,000 in annual Construction Volume. He was responsible for three offices in the state and one in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Some of his noteworthy projects in Miami include the JW Marriott, Williams Island 7000 and 7200, the Bath Club, the Convocation Center and the Wellness Center at the University of Miami, twenty two Condominium Buildings on Fisher Island, Aqua Condominium on Miami Beach and several Projects for Florida International University.

Smith has a long history of South Florida civic involvement, serving on the Board of Governors for the Doral Ryder Open for nine years, as well as the Mercy Hospital Board of Governors and the Board of the Historic Museum of South Florida. He served Chairman of the Board of Goodwill Industries of South Florida, for two years and chaired and hosted an annual Golf Tournament to benefit Goodwill Industries for nineteen years, contributing over $1,000,000.

He served for six years on the Board of Directors at La Gorce Country Club, and recently completed eight years on the Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University.

 

In 2002, he was recognized as Humanitarian of the Year by the March of Dimes, and in 2001 he was selected as the Corporate Honoree of the Year by the Black Business Association. In January 2005, he was awarded the Valor Award by the American Diabetes Association in Miami, for outstanding Civic Contributions. He was appointed by Mayor Carlos Gimenez to serve on the Citizens Advisory Council for the Miami Dade County $2,500,000,000 General Obligation Bond for Building Better Communities.