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Kaye/Bassman Foundation


Louis Smith

Construction recruiting, construction recruitment, construction executive search, construction retained search at Kaye/Bassman International. Louis Smith, Louis Smith Managing Partner, construction, commercial construction, real estate, commercial real estate, AEC, architecture, engineering, facilities management, real estate development, project management, superintendent, project management, estimating, preconstruction, virtual construction design (VDC), building information modeling (BIM), business development, property management, leasing, brokerage, tenant representation, capital markets, asset management, portfolio management, C Suite, senior management, executive level

Louis Smith

Managing Partner

Construction & Real Estate

There are Head Hunters and there is Louis Smith!


Louis joined Kaye/Bassman in 2007 and has not only been one of the organization’s top producers and leaders in the Construction and Real Estate Development markets, but a top producer nationally in the industry and an all-around winner!


If there were a Championship title belt for world’s best recruiter he would hold the belt in all weight classes.


Louis, a self-proclaimed visionary and client favorite oversees the western United States Commercial Construction market and National Data Center Search practice assisting his clients with executive and key leadership hires ranging from new sectors all the way to staffing entire construction projects.


Due to his persistence, diligence, and commitment to providing his clients with top talent, Louis has received numerous professional awards and accolades, including Managing Partner, Project Staff of the Year and the distinction of being named a Pacesetter within the organization. His professional success is credited to his deep understanding of people, culture and organizational dynamics. Louis’ clients include top national Real Estate Development firms, General Contractors, Consulting Engineering firms and boasts upper level placements with some of the largest privately held companies in the world including ENR Top 400 Commercial General Contractors and Consulting Engineering Firms.


Since joining Kaye/Bassman, Louis has specialized exclusively in the Construction Practice with a geographic focus in the western United States as well as on a national basis in many areas including Technical Building and Mission Critical Construction.


Over the years, Louis has also successfully completed countless searches for Project Executives, Project Managers, Superintendents, Business Development and Estimators, amongst other searches. Louis graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing. While in school, he played on the Sam Houston State Rugby Team for three years. Prior to Joining Kaye/Bassman, Louis held a regional position working with The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) working with various labor and political groups throughout the southern United States.