Mott Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Amped Kitchens

Los Angeles Small Business Commission
Mott Smith
CEO and Co-Founder, Amped Kitchens

Mott Smith is CEO and co‐founder of Amped Kitchens, the first large-scale multitenant kitchen developer/operator in the US, and principal of Civic Enterprise, an urban infill real estate development firm. He is a founding board member of the Council of Infill Builders and teaches in the Master of Real Estate Development Program and Ross Minority Program in Real Estate at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Smith also serves as Vice-Chair of the City of Los Angeles Small Business Commission and on the boards of affordable housing developer Restore Neighborhoods LA and LA-Más. Earlier, he was Acting Director of Planning for the LA Unified School District during its multi-billion-dollar school construction program, following his service as founding Executive Director of New Schools‐Better Neighborhoods.

Smith worked as editor/business manager of The Planning Report and is past president of the Westside Urban Forum. He was also the former bassist of the LA-area rock band All Day Sucker.

Mott Smith received a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California (USC) and a BA in Linguistics from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).