Sanford Smith

SVP, 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 for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. The portfolio consists of approximately 2 million square feet and includes a diverse range of facility types, including the hospital, outpatient services and medical office buildings. 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 California’s Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger 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. Mr. Smith belongs to the American Institute of Architects and is a Director of Ability First (formerly Crippled Children’s Society) and Chairman of their real estate committee. 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.