At RJ DEVELOPMENT we facilitate growth so you can focus on your business. We have the ability, knowledge and experience necessary to manage the development and construction process from visualization to completion. Our services include, but are not limited to, demand analysis, budget and pro forma creation, deal structure, securing investors and financing, site selection, real estate development, experienced CPA oversight, construction and draw process management, loading the building, and licensing process management. Our seasoned team is committed to the growth of your business by providing real value and delivering results throughout every stage of the development process, on time, on budget and on purpose.
Ron Hastie, Partner and President
Ron has been a practicing CPA, general contractor, and land developer for over 30 years. In 2006, at the prompting of friend, Aaron Koelsch, Founder and CEO of Koelsch Senior Communities (KSC), Ron redirected the efforts of RJ Development (RJ) to Senior Housing to facilitate and support the growth plans of nearby KSC. RJ has developed over 20 properties to date for KSC alone, along with assisting various other senior housing operators with development and acquisition efforts. Ron’s roles today at RJ, among other things, include: Initial Development Project Financial Modeling and Feasibility Assessment ultimately integrated into Project Budgets and Pro-formas; Project Capital Structuring including the development and integration of Equity and REIT Partnerships with project Operators/Sponsors; Initial Building Programming and Concept Design to maximize market opportunities such as high barrier to entry urban settings; Existing Building Acquisition and Repositioning Design and Financial Modeling to assess an acquisition potential; and most importantly, the daily support of all of our amazing team members with both practical and technical guidance. Ron is on the Board of Directors of a regional financial institution and is on the Board of Directors of a university in the Pacific Northwest.
Jeff Yates, Partner and Vice President
Jeff joined RJ Development in 2007, bringing focused managerial and development experience from a restaurant operational and financial background, where he was the Operating Partner for a multi-unit restaurant franchise. Jeff attended Oklahoma Christian University, obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Business, Biology and Bible in 2003, and his MBA in Finance in 2014. Among other things, in his current role, he oversees the daily operations of project development, including new market research, land selection, equity and lender relations, entitlements, budget and pro forma creation, construction oversight, and licensing. Over the years, Jeff has demonstrated a consistent track record at RJ Development efficiently delivering projects from start to finish, on time and on budget. Jeff volunteers as a coach on his kids various sports teams and also serves on the board of a local private school.
Austin Groves, Project Manager
Austin acquired valuable experience in the construction and housing industries prior to joining RJ Development. Austin gets charged up and a kick out of helping businesses grow and exceeds at finding land and growth opportunities for RJ Development’s clients. Austin assists in many aspects that truly builds RJ Development’s value for our clients including monthly construction bank draws , communicating with Commercial Real Estate Brokers, acquisition and site Due Diligence, coordinating with Architects and Engineers to deliver value driven results for our clients, among a host of other ongoing details that add value to what we deliver. With the ability to clearly communicate needs and create meaningful relationships with our team, city and state department heads, Austin brings substantial value to the team.
Josh Snodgrass, Design and Development Coordinator
Josh joined RJ Development in 2015, contributing to the team his experience in the Architectural and Design industry. Prior to joining RJ Development, Josh spent 8 years building his skills as a designer/project coordinator as well as pursuing his Architect License in Washington State. Josh spent 5 years coordinating and designing many multifamily housing, mixed use, and commercial projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and California, and 3 years coordinating and producing architectural drawings for entertainment and hospitality venues domestically and internationally. Some of the responsibilities Josh has within RJ Development are schematic designs, renderings, site analysis, and project management. Josh enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, and spending time outdoors with his family in the great Northwest.
Caleb Perkins, Project Manager
Caleb became part of the RJ team in September 2015, relocating from Dallas, Texas. Before joining RJ, Caleb practiced law for five years in the DFW area representing local governmental entities in property tax matters where he frequently negotiated and reviewed contracts, performed code research, and interacted with clients. Caleb also brings six years of experience as an escrow officer at a title company where he reviewed real estate contracts daily and created efficiencies that increased throughput and benefited customers. At RJ, Caleb plays an integral role as a Project Manager, including evaluating land uses, municipal codes, purchase and sale agreements, and state licensing statutes. In his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the Pacific Northwest. As of April 2016, Caleb is a licensed attorney in Washington State.
Frank Durocher, Project Manager
A native of southern California, Frank brings an extensive background of work experience that easily translated into assets for RJ Development when he joined the team in 2017: professional IT consulting and project management in software development has equipped him with experience managing workflow and timelines, mitigating risk factors, and communicating effectively to individuals in every facet of the industry. Additionally, Frank spent several years designing, installing, and implementing low voltage solutions in commercial buildings and custom home developments. After relocating from southern California in 2014 and serving as RJ’s IT department for a couple of years, he has transitioned into another Project Management role while doing everything in his capacity to aid the other team members as well. Frank still loves exploring with his family what the Pacific Northwest has to offer: friendly people, clean air, the vivid outdoors with green landscapes, and coffee!
Kyle Oster, Project Assistant
Kyle joined RJ Development in the spring of 2016 as a Project Assistant. Before joining the team, Kyle spent time providing computer diagnostics and repair, as well as implementing new hardware and providing network administration for a major retailer that afforded him the opportunity to travel to over a dozen states across the western United States. At RJ, Kyle brings an enthusiasm and strong work ethic to see things through and assist with various aspects of the projects including preparing submittals, reviewing plans, and corresponding with clients and city officials. Kyle loves living in the Pacific Northwest, is an avid baseball fan, and is very enthusiastic about the future of the Seattle Mariners organization.
Vicki Kelly, Project and Administrative Assistant
Vicki joined RJ Development in April 2015 as a Project and Administrative Assistant. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Lewis-Clark State College. Previously, she accrued 26 years of experience as a staff accountant in the medical and non-profit industries. Vicki brings her experience, knowledge of Excel, hard work, and dedication to RJ Development to assist with budgeting and pro forma creation, invoicing, monthly construction bank draws, demand studies, analysis of information and various project assistant tasks. Vicki enjoys spending time with family and friends and likes to be active in outdoor activities such as gardening, walking, hiking, and horseback riding.
Rachel Groves, Project Assistant
Rachel joined RJ Development in November 2016 as a Project Assistant. Prior to joining RJ, Rachel was a Financial Planning assistant to a local Financial Advisor where she helped prepare financial planning documents for clients and run meetings with multiple teams of professionals to coordinate clients’ comprehensive financial plans. Rachel also brings years of experience in administrative work from her previous position as an Office Manager at a luxury car dealership. At RJ, Rachel works alongside our Project Managers to assist with current and upcoming projects, as well as helping with monthly bank draws for each project. She and her family moved to Washington from Texas in 2013 and love being in the Pacific Northwest. Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outside kayaking or running.
RJ Development has built many synergetic relationships built upon common values including trust, adding value and delivering results. The following are a few of the many types of industry relationships RJ Development will bring to the table to achieve success:
- Multiple national and regional lenders
- Real Estate Investment Trusts
- Equity Providers
- Architects and Engineers