Terrica Lynn Smith is a vibrant, strong, and prestigious real estate developer from New Orleans, La. She doesn’t have your typical rags to riches story. Everyone has their own struggles, doubts, and pitfalls in life, but what you choose to do with them determines your level of success. Being
a ward of the state at an early age and having to overcome the lies, physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, and pain endured as a child is only the beginning of Terrica Lynn
Smith’s story. Spending more than 10 years in foster care, becoming pregnant at 16 years old, and homeless at 17 years old was the final turning point for Terrica. Terrica decided to use the bricks that were thrown at her and built a multi-million-dollar enterprise.
Terrica Lynn Smith is the founder of Terrica Lynn Smith Enterprises, a company that specializes in developing communities, investing in apartment complexes, single family residents and mid-rise investments. Terrica Lynn Smith has developed more than $50M in real estate
developments and projects over the past 20 years. Terrica has been involved in planning,
conceptualizing, and executing all of the projects. Leading the Opportunity Zone initiative,
Terrica created a $21M mixed use community that allowed her work to be recognized at the white house under U.S. President Trump.
Terrica continues to be the forward thinker of TLS
Enterprises. Terrica is the youngest female developer of a mixed-use community in the state of Louisiana. With a portfolio boasting over $60 million in real estate, her mark on the real estate landscape is notable and constantly growing. She has handled over a billion dollars in real estate transactions from developments, mergers and acquisitions to multi-family investing.
With nearly two decades as a seasoned real estate broker, Terrica's expertise encompasses the
revitalization of neighborhoods, specializing in government funded contracts and multi-family
properties. Her expansive network has granted her deep ties with key figures in the local, state,
and federal government agencies. Beyond this, she is the driving force behind multiple ventures,
exhibiting prowess in new residential construction, apartment management, and community
revitalization. Terrica Lynn Smith, drawing strength from her profound journey, has become an
emblem of inspiration and a towering figure in the real estate realm.