About Our Work

Direct Development is an entrepreneurial team that cuts through the corporate bureaucracy and red tape to deliver simple solutions to complicated questions.

Founded in 1997, Direct Development is a privately held and operated commercial retail real estate firm. Direct Development offers a specialized team that has extensive “post tsunami” experience in the development, operations and marketing of shopping centers. We offer a unique set of services designed to address the most difficult issues facing today’s shopping center owners. We find solutions that provide the keys to unlocking value. At a time when change and volatility continue to be the backdrop for many difficult decisions, Direct Development is finite in its focus to provide all the necessary resources and experience to assist our clients in maximizing the value of their commercial retail assets.

Development Services

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We are highly involved and experienced in the development of commercial retail shopping centers. From the ground up, we have constructed more than 3.5 million square feet of shopping center space.We have developed centers in partnership with the following tenants: Target, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Dick’s, Belk, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Safeway, Office Max, Ross, TJMaxx, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, PetSmart, Petco, Cinemark, Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Cost Plus, Ulta

The shopping center development business is dynamic and highly volatile. Our development business is a priority to us. We choose to deeply engage in evaluating and cultivating profitable opportunities for our clients.

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Leasing Services

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Deal making is at the heart of all that we do. We provide our owner/landlord clients with leasing services that are based on the last 30 years of experience in leasing shopping centers throughout the Southwest. Our firm is proud to have represented our partners and clients in millions of square feet of lease transactions ranging from 175,000 square foot regional anchors to 1,000 square feet neighborhood service users. Our focus is to provide the consistent hard work, creativity and deal-making skills that it takes to maximize each asset’s value.

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Management Services

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We are active operators of commercial retail shopping centers. The management of a shopping center is a sum of day-to-day tasks that must be met with a well-designed plan and enthusiasm for its execution. Our management team offers hands-on experience in commercial property management. We are practiced at establishing the appropriate scope of work and executing it with diligence and precision.

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