Jake founded Christensen Development in 2003 with a passion for urban development. With more than 20 years of experience, Jake has made it his company’s mission to transform not just individual sites but entire areas of the city into thriving community centerpieces, including the Des Moines Social Club, Jackson Crossing apartment complex and City Hall Block. Jake is a dedicated member of the community and serves on a number of boards including, among others, the Des Moines Airport Authority and Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Dowling Foundation Board & DCA Board Executive Committee.
Susan joined Christensen Development in 2019 bringing 25 years of legal and business experience to the company. She serves on the board of directors for The Greater Des Moines Public Arts Foundation, MercyOne Foundation, and ChildServe. She is also an active volunteer for the United Way of Central Iowa.
As Senior Project Coordinator, Kelli manages the day-to-day activities of Christensen Development. She assists in project coordination and manages the firm’s project tracking system. Kelli is also responsible for billing, schedule management, and monthly communications with Christensen Development’s investors and partners.