Since our formation in 2003, Christensen Development has helped transform the commercial core of Central Iowa.

The firm is taking a leading role in raising the urban profile of Greater Des Moines through its expertise and experience in creating new buildings and repurposing business properties. Our portfolio of properties we own, have developed for others, or for which we have consulted, are infusing this market with the forward-looking design, adaptive reuse, new functionality and quality that is making Des Moines a true 21st century city.

Christensen Development constantly communicates with those looking to build, buy or redevelop a commercial property. We leverage our expertise in real estate development, historic tax credits, entitlement and incentive negotiation, owner representation, fee-based development and other services for clients needing such experience with their commercial, mixed-use projects.

We are excited to continue our tradition of driving bold, exciting property solutions that are helping businesses grow and urban centers flourish.


  • Owners Representation
  • Development Services
  • Site Selection, Planning & Due Diligence
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Tax Increment Consulting & Financing
  • Development/Construction Management
  • Market Recommendations
  • Integrative Project Oversight
  • Project Delivery & Closeout