Scott Smith, LEED AP

Senior Advisor, Project Management

Cresa Detroit

26300 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48076
United States
248.223.3500 main
248.603.5237 dd
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As a member of the project management team, Scott Smith is known for his strong team-focused work ethic and his unwavering attention to detail. To Scott, communication, organization, and teamwork are essential to the production of a successful project. His work on K-12 projects and corporate real estate developments attest to his ability to provide value and savings to his clients.

In his current role at Cresa, Scott is coordinating the $195 million bond campaign for Livonia Public Schools; the project involves renovating, updating, and modernizing more than 20 different schools buildings throughout the district. As the school district’s representative, he and the rest of the team use their experience in the industry to make knowledgeable, far-sighted recommendations to guide the district through the planning and construction processes.

Professional Experience

Scott has a diverse background of construction management experience on a wide array of projects, with a significant focus on cost segregation and other construction-related services. Before joining Cresa, Scott worked for Plante Moran in the Tax Solutions Group, where he spent five years performing cost segregation studies. During this time, Scott executed more than 100 cost segregation studies totaling more than 5 million square feet of real estate in a variety of industries; he examined nearly $700 million worth of construction work and saved clients more than $35 million in first-year tax savings. His insight into facility and equipment depreciation, and the corresponding tax incentive, makes him a unique and valuable resource to his clients and the Cresa team.

Prior to Plante Moran, Scott held a variety of roles at Skanska USA for 10 years, where he worked with several school districts and with real estate developers on office buildings, tenant build-outs, data centers, and retail projects.


Scott is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He is also a member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals and has spoken at internal tax seminars to build awareness of cost segregation as a beneficial service to clients.


Scott has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University.