Mott Smith

Mott Smith is co-founder and Principal of Civic Enterprise, He is a founding board member of the California Infill Builders Association and adjunct faculty in USC’s Master of Real Estate Development Program. Earlier, he was as Acting Director of Planning for the L.A. Unified School District after serving as founding Executive Director of New Schools-Better Neighborhoods. He also worked as editor/business manager of The Planning Report. Mott is past president the Westside Urban Forum. He received a Master of Real Estate Development from USC and a BA in Linguistics from UCLA.


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Brian Albert

Brian Albert is co-founder and Principal of Civic Enterprise. He has worked in non-profit affordable housing and managed complex financial transactions at a top-tier New York City law firm.  He was General Counsel for a networking technology firm in Santa Clara, overseeing the company’s expansion to over $20 million in annual revenue.  Brian is chairman of Proyecto Pastoral also and has served as principal outside counsel to the Mission Economic Development Association, a community-based non-profit organization promoting economic development in the Mission District of San Francisco. He received a JD from Harvard Law School and an AB from UC at Berkeley in Urban Anthropology.