About PS&A

Padilla Smyth & Associates License ID# 02149822 was started in the living room of Linda Padilla-Smyth. After years in public and private sector employment, Linda had a vision, why not offer a one stop shop for all commercial real estate and development needs. Hence, Padilla-Smyth and Associates was born.


Padilla Smyth & Associates is a Commercial Real Estate Limited Liability Company, which features a special "A-Z" approach that encompasses an entire professional spectrum of complete services possible for any client or corporation needing high-level support with immediate, multi-faceted, and due diligent commercial real estate services, construction and development, economic & community development, affordable housing, project management, property management, real estate gift disposition, interior and exterior design and executive coaching.


PSA is one stop shop in providing commercial real estate services to municipalities, universities, private firms, developers, individuals, investors, etc. Our competitive advantage is that PS&A provides an array of a la carte services to choose from in helping clients access their real estate needs and is regional expert in Orange County real estate and economics.


Proven accuracy, expediency and C-level professionalism, driven by time-honored deep integrity, are the core values of this stand out organization.

Company Founder

The Company's Founder and CEO, Linda Padilla Smyth, J.D., possesses more than 30 years of professional experience in all of the areas listed above. Her vast technical knowledge and experience qualifies her alone to provide this unique array of commercial development services.  She started her career in municipal government and became an affordable housing and redevelopment expert.  She has experience in Redevelopment, Community Development Block Grant administration, HOME administration, Tax Credit development, Economic Development, code enforcement, etc.  


She served as CREW (Commercial Real Estate, Women) OC President in 2019.   In 2019, was awarded the Woman of Influence Award by Connect Media for her advocacy for Women while serving as President of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).  She lead the Superior Performance in Real Estate (SPIRE) awards program for 3 years in row, the biggest awards program in Orange County honoring new construction, tenant improvements, service leaders, woman, and upcoming real estate newbies.  


In 2018, she was nominated for Women of the Year Award, honored and recognized by the Orange County Business Journal.   In 2018, she was awarded the Woman in Real Estate leading in Philanthropy by NAWRB (Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem). 

Previously provided real estate, affordable housing and economic development services with the following organizations:  

Riverside County Housing Authority

City of Anaheim

City of Lakewood

City of Pico Rivera

City of Rancho Santa Margarita

City of La Habra

Chapman University

Key Achievements:

Over $100 million dollars in acquisitions/disposition 

Managed a real estate portfolio of over 170 properties

Wind Down of Redevelopment Agency for City of La Habra 

Economic Development and Housing Element Update City of La Habra

Brought Sprouts, 2nd Walmart, and Ulta to La Habra

Redevelopment partnership with Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Units

Land swap with developer for New City Hall in La Habra

Collaborated campus wide initiatives such as the Diversity and Inclusion Plan, the Chapman Experience, and the I’m In Campaign for Chapman University

Executive Board Member on the Chapman University LatinX Staff and Faculty Forum which promotes aims to provide support to LatinX students, staff and faculty by developing connections and building a bridge between students, parents, alumni, community organizations and the Chapman community. 

On Council of Academic Workforce Housing which is a coalition of universities and colleges who provide housing for their workforce which consists of a group of non-profits, foundations, and University departments. 

Board Member of McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts. 

Philanthropy Work

Wiseplace donor through CREW-OC Summer Party to raise funds for Wiseplace a transitional shelter for women.  

McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts No Limits Program donor giving children with special needs a place to learn performance skills and have an education in the arts.

Donor for LatinX Programs at Chapman University with include: World Café, LatinX Graduation, LatinX Student and Staff Programs. 

Donates throughout the year to Oakridge Private School and Orange Lutheran High School