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Dive deep into the complex world of commercial real estate with “Design Development,” your essential guide to understanding the complexities and nuances of success in development, design and construction. Join host Rens Hayes IV as he leads you through enlightening conversations with top-performing professionals. Designed with the on-the-go AEC professional in mind, each episode is a masterclass in building successful businesses, developments, and careers.

Hear first-hand accounts of the delicate balance between design and business, and the highs and lows of leadership. Gain valuable insights into the hard lessons learned by others, the power of collaboration, and the necessity for continuous personal growth. With compelling narratives, actionable takeaways, and a genuine look into the journeys of industry leaders, join Rens and leap forward in your professional journey!

Our featured guests

Steven P. Kelly

CEO, Timberline Construction Corp & Timberline Communications Inc.

Timberline Construction is a full-service Construction Manager and General Contractor, located in Canton, MA, serving clients throughout the Northeast. The firm provides construction services for new building projects, tenant improvements, renovations and design-build projects.

Frank Valdes

Principal, Multifamily Housing Leader, DiMella Shaffer

DiMella Shaffer is a privately owned, Boston-based architectural planning and design firm whose talented staff of architects, planners, and interior designers create innovative, inspiring designs for institutional, residential, and commercial clients.

Peter Bartash

CEO, Port One Companies

Port One Companies is an investment firm with a diverse portfolio of assets and service offerings designed to unlock exceptional value. Opportunistic investment, CRE development, architecture and financial consulting.

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What the Design Development community has to say:

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“I listened to your podcast with Michael Procopio. I had so many misconceptions about family business and transitions. It was very interesting to hear!”

“Just finished listening to your latest podcast with PSMJ. Freaking awesome.”

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