We Are WC Smith


In the District of Columbia

As a company firmly grounded in the District of Columbia and respected for its community-building capabilities, WC Smith has forged strong working relationships with city leaders, District agencies, ANCs, community organizations, and educational institutions.

$1.7 billion

Residential portfolio




Rental, market, and affordable units

Serving Our Community

A WC Smith project uniquely combines the city’s long-term vision for growth with our residents’ vision for how a community bests serves their needs and desires. With fully three-quarters of our 550 employees living and/or working in the District of Columbia, we are committed to the long-term viability and sustainability of the neighborhoods we create and to the well-being of the people who live there.

Serving Our Community

What sets WC Smith apart from other firms is our holistic approach to community building. We believe it takes more than attractive housing and office buildings to sustain neighborhoods, and over the past 50 years we have developed a successful model for creating and maintaining healthy communities. We know the importance of communicating with existing residents and stakeholders. We embrace diversity. We recognize the importance of amenities in making a community livable.

We are proud of the fact that we produce quality housing, commercial and retail projects, but we are just as focused on the less tangible, subtler aspects of development such as aesthetics, safety, thoughtful use of space, and creating opportunities for people to interact and feel ownership in their communities.

The support of WC Smith is a force multiplier for our organization bolstering the oasis of opportunity Building Bridges Across the River provides to residents east of the Anacostia River

Rahsaan G. Bernard

President, Building Bridges Across the River