Sanford L. Smith, AIA

  • Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities

In his role as Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Sanford Smith heads the departments responsible for the planning, development and operations of all facilities projects, performance improvement and laboratory and pathology services for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.

Hoag’s real estate portfolio consists of approximately 2 million square feet and includes a diverse range of facility types, including two acute-care hospitals, eleven urgent care centers and eight health centers. Hoag’s facilities have received numerous awards for design and sustainable operations.

Prior to joining Hoag, Mr. Smith was the Corporate Manager of Real Estate and Facilities for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. In the 18 years he spent overseeing Toyota’s North American expansion, his department’s leading-edge work on environmental issues was recognized with many awards, including: the Global Innovators Award for Corporate Real Estate as well as honors from US Green Building Council, American Institute of Architects, Cal EPA, IFMA, and IIDA. Toyota’s Real Estate and Facilities Department also received the Environmental Leadership Award from the State of California in both 2003 and 2007.

He is an active member of the Partner’s Circle of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona and is the Chair of the Healthcare Design Initiative and was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus in 2012. Mr. Smith was awarded the silver medal and inducted into the Tau Sigma Delta honor society for Architecture and the Allied Arts in 2018.

Mr. Smith is a licensed architect and belongs to the American Institute of Architects. He is a Director Emeritus of Ability First where he served Chairman of their real estate and strategic planning committees.

Mr. Smith received the prestigious Corporate Real Estate Leadership Award from the editors of Site Selection Magazine and was honored as the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year by the Los Angeles Chapter of CoreNet.