About Jason M. Smith:

Prior to founding LandShark Development Services Group, Smith’s corporate career included leadership roles as Director of Development for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Regional Director of Development for Pei Wei Asian Diner and Senior Project Manager for Fancher Development Services.

Smith has twenty-one years of experience and provides his clients with a thorough understanding of the development process: strategic site planning, ROI analysis, new store opening, remodels and national development knowledge.  He has participated in multiple expansion programs for PF. Chang’s China Bistro, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Outback Steakhouse, and the Hillstone Group, as well as national equipment and signage roll-out programs for Taco Bell, and the Kmart Corporation.

As Director of Development for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc., from 2006 to 2009, Jason oversaw and coordinated the collective efforts of real estate, design, development, and construction for Chang’s emerging U.S. concept.  Smith performed market area research, site specific analysis, and worked with the real estate division assisting the negotiations of Letters of Intent and site development packages.

Smith’s broad understanding of jurisdictions throughout the U.S. was developed while working as a Permit Expeditor, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager from 1993 to 2006.  Smith was responsible for a wide range of corporate portfolios and focused on turnkey project management services, entitlement approvals, permitting and development consulting to over three dozen clients.





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