Vision: One Company, Multiple Solutions

SMJ and its family of companies offers our clients a single relationship offering multiple solutions. Housed at the core of our operations in Wixom, Michigan, are the key divisional units: Site Development, Legal Review, A&E, RF Consulting, and Structural Engineering. In addition, SMJ is formalizing its resource fulfillment services in a new entity dedicated to strategic talent placement. Through this centralized organizational approach, SMJ realizes the speed and efficiency which comes from ease of communication and collaborative planning so we can execute with accuracy, on time, and on budget for our clients. Now, with the addition of Atomic, SMJ will add RF engineering, analysis, and testing to its competencies.

Our Family of Companies

Leadership

SMJ is an international consulting firm with offices in the US and Canada that specializes in land services to the industries of telecommunication, renewable energy, electric transmission, and natural resource transmission. Our tailored services include Site Development, Legal Review, Construction Management and Staffing Solutions. SMJ sources experienced professionals with high levels of expertise in the assigned geographic areas. We achieve the design and implementation strategies our clients have while making their goals attainable on time and under budget. In maintaining our beliefs that value added services are the standard, not the exception, SMJ provides unparalleled services to each and every client. Our clients have immediate access to the principals of SMJ, any day and any time.

Jamie M. Abbgy, Esq.President
Jamie is a magna cum laude graduate of The Valparaiso University School of Law ’00, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University ’89 with a BS in Human Development, where he was the starting first baseman on the baseball team. He is a member of the Michigan Bar and Indiana Bar, and has experience in every area of site acquisition including project director/manager, zoning, leasing, and candidate selection. As an attorney, he understands and is careful to protect the interests of SMJ International’s clients, while balancing that with the client’s desire to get the deal done. He has successfully directed site development projects for all of the major carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as all of the major tower companies in the US. He has also worked in Canada on significant wireless site development projects in the Province of Ontario.
Lee BurlisonVice President
Lee is a graduate of Central Michigan University. He began his real estate career thereafter working as a leasing and right of way agent for several energy development firms in the Midwest. Lee is an owner/partner of several real estate development firms specializing in commercial and industrial properties. He has also served as a senior executive within the telecommunication industry directing projects throughout the US and serving in varying business development roles. He is a past municipal mayor, chairperson of a local planning/zoning commission, past member of Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Mayors Association, and EDC along with a local DDA. His years of experience in real estate, zoning, and the political arena provide our clients with the requisite information in their respective projects.
David BrownVice President
David is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned his BA and MBA. His career in wireless telecommunications development spans 20 years, including extensive experience in Full Turnkey network launches, large venue DAS installation, raw land sites, and long haul MW backhaul. David joined SMJ in 2015 from American Tower, where he last held the role of National Director of Services Strategy and Sales.