A Decade of Development

For over a decade, Diligent Development has specialized in providing solutions for transitional development in both urban and rural communities. In this capacity, Diligent Development is a provider of third party advisory, management and consulting services to investors, state and county governments, economic development administrators, and municipalities. We are continually seeking collaborative investment opportunities and strategic alliances throughout the state of Iowa.





Diligent is creative and forward thinking. Rather than compete directly, we attempt to be a step in-front of, and to-the-side of, our competition. This vision is best illustrated in our placemaking. While other developers compete for projects in Waukee and Ankeny, we think ahead to the next “growth” area in the metro. Then we throw gas on the flame to expedite the value by placemaking and creating a destination where people want to be.



Diligent is analytical and intentional in decision making. We anticipate movements in the market by leaning on other core values such as our knowledge base, relationships, and visionary trends.  Whether shifting our concentration of product type, opportunely financing projects, or being on the forefront of trends like sports-tourism; our nimble team is constantly discussing what to anticipate next.



Diligent goes against the grain. We specialize in projects that are not simple. Our creative problem-solving makes us a go-to for unique and complex projects. Many of our developments include layers of financing, unique rezoning, and a number of economic-development driven agreements.



Diligent was born by relationships. Our history shapes us, having relied on relationships to acquire distressed and value-add property from inception. Today we find ourselves shaping the backyard of our owner’s community. We leverage other platforms for access to investors and lenders. Its Diligent’s relationships that provide opportunity and keep us striving to satisfy.



Diligent has spent the past decade building out a team fit for the projects it undertakes. Our owners continue to grow in the real estate industry and act as sages guiding the company to its future. A management staff now dedicates their full attention to directing and implementing. Lastly, knowledgeable industry experts consult the company and allow us to maintain flexibility.



Diligent is more diverse than ever. We continue to be a small boutique developer but with diversity, can undertake much larger projects. This is what allows us to stay nimble as we grow. We can see projects through “soup to nuts” or strategically pivot based on market indicators.

6150 Village View Dr, Suite 110
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Commercial & Land

For Lease

1400 Chatham

Middlebrook Main Street

Market Hall

Hughes Townhomes

The Farmhouse

For Sale

Turnkey Restaurant

Middlebrook West Commercial

Hughes Century Crossing 

Indianola Development Land

Commercial & Land

Completed Projects

1850 Sunset

Middlebrook Mercantile

Mayor Tom Becker Park

Certified Data Center Site

Residential Lots


Blooming Heights

Middlebrook Agrihood

Prairie Glynn

Deer Creek

Warrior Run

Past Projects