Laurex Real Estate Brokerage was formed in 1995 by Todd Smith to service the property owners needs for a full service real estate brokerage firm that is selective in the number of properties that it represents to better serve its clients.


About Laurex

Todd Smith

Phone: 517-548-9700


Mr. Smith graduated from Central Michigan University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance /Accounting and a specialization in Real Estate.  Course work consisted of Masters Degree Classes in Financial Analysis and Real Estate Development.


Following graduation, Mr. Smith was employed by Manufacturers Bank in downtown Detroit and worked within the Corporate Trust Department, Special Projects Division.  During his employment with Manufacturers Bank, Mr. Smith oversaw employee benefit trusts in excess of  $350 Million Dollars with daily trades and transactions of short term cash needs in excess of $20 Million Dollars.


In 1986, Mr. Smith joined Thompson Brown REALTORS, a Commercial Industrial Brokerage house located within Farmington Hills, Michigan.  During the past twenty two years, Mr. Smith has accounted for sales in excess of $210 Million Dollars and his activities have been primarily large land development and acquisitions for a wide variety of development companies based within the United States.  Recent major development projects include the Novi Main Street development, a 650,000 square foot mixed use development and The Country Club Corporate Park of Farmington Hills, the current home of Nissan’s North American Headquarters and the Genoa Township Lorentzen Mixed Use Commercial Development which includes, Meijer’s, Art Van Furniture and over 890 residential units


Mr. Smith is a licensed Associate Broker within the State of Michigan Additionally, in 1995 Mr. Smith established Laurex LLC, a real estate brokerage and development company.  Laurex LLC specializes in special site acquisitions for local and national development companies and Real Estate Development.  Recent developments include a 40,000 square foot multi-use corporate hangar facility in Livingston County, a 285 unit Multiple Family Development,Central Park Estates in Novi, Michigan and a 14,000 square foot retail development in Howell.


In addition to Mr. Smith’s development activities he is also currently Vice President of the Rock Financial Showplace located in Novi, Michigan.  The Rock Financial Showplace is a 350,000 square foot exhibition facility that was started in 1991 and has become one of the most successful privately held public facilities of its in kind in the Nation.  As an offshoot of the Expo Center Development, he created Show Promotions in 1993.  Show Promotions promotes and produces several public and private trade shows within the state of Michigan. 


In 2000, Mr. Smith led a successful campaign for Genoa Township Trustee and he has recently been re-elected.  Genoa Township has been the fastest growing community in Michigan for the past 10 years.  

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