• Land Development
    Hubbell helps shape communities across Des Moines
  • Commercial Development
    We are always developing with our communities in mind
  • Residential Development
    Building communities is at the heart of what Hubbell does


From the very first land purchase of our founder, F.M. Hubbell almost 160 years ago, to the work we do today, Hubbell has been a trusted partner in shaping communities throughout central Iowa. Hubbell Development creates Iowa's award-winning residential neighborhoods and commercial developments. We have successfully developed more than 30 single-family and 20 multi-family communities throughout greater Des Moines. Our extensive experience in commercial development includes multi-family, single family, retail, office, medical and industrial buildings and business parks. From site selection to managing the finished product, Hubbell Development is with you every step of the way.

The first step in achieving quality and value is to manage the development process; from land acquisition and planning to entitlements and lot preparation. You can trust our professional team to provide the full service package you have come to expect from Hubbell. That includes everything from investigating and analyzing investment land, securing governmental approvals, conducting construction progress meetings and working with partners including CBRE|Hubbell Commercial and Hubbell Property Management to lease and maintain your property.


What We Do

Dedicated to Providing Quality Services



Hubbell Development Services studies investment land, choosing development sites based on careful analysis of parcel size, visibility, targeted area, traffic flow, overall access, environmental factors and budget.



Our team makes informed decisions after studying soils, civil design and existing public infrastructure, attending neighborhood meetings, documenting environmental conditions, reviewing financial development modeling and understanding financial solutions.



Hubbell Development Services completes all negotiations and contract documents through site acquisition.



From water, storm and sanitary sewer, through electrical and gas lines, street lights and street paving, to phone and cable lines and entry features, and into erosion controls, park areas and clubhouses with pools, our master planning process takes into account all aspects of the investment land.



Our development partners include site contractors, civil engineers, landscape architects, architects, geotechnical engineers and erosion control contractors and inspectors. We’ve fostered extensive, effective working relationships with the area’s top vendors.



Before we plat the land, we implement comprehensive plan changes and obtain proper zoning, subdivision and site plan approvals as part of the entitlement process. We have experience in obtaining and utilizing tax abatement and tax increment financing within development projects, as well as various additional funding approaches.



We have extensive knowledge in several tax credit programs, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits,  Workforce Housing Tax Credits and Sales Tax Rebates, and Redevelopment Credits.



We work through the entire financing process, from underwriting analysis to loan negotiation and legal review of loan documents and into various accounting services including billing, invoicing and account management.



Our team has a strong record of attracting and closing both private and institutional equity sources. Our relationships incluyde both local and national partnerships with a wide variety of equity sources and methodologies.



From infrastructure to new construction to historic rehabilitation projects, we handle all construction needs. We construct grading, roads, storm sewer systems, sanitary sewer, water, landscaping and entry features for all of our residential communities. In addition, we provide oversight and review services for our contractor partners.



Our team can create the overall brand and feel of your new development. A strong brand carries through the architecture, signage, logo and marketing of the development.



We have several options to market and sell and/or lease the finished project. Through our affiliation with CBRE|Hubbell Commercial, we list commercial land and properties, including industrial, retail, office and flex buildings.



Our services continue beyond the finished product, extending to site, community building and asset management. We provide site management support including storm water inspections, mowing, street cleaning and trash removal. Once the development is placed in service, the Hubbell Property Management team can provide outstanding management services.


Committed to the Highest Standards of Integrity

Steve Niebuhr

Senior Vice President, Development/Construction

Joe Pietruszynski

Vice President, Land Development

Kris Saddoris

Vice President, Development

Matt Weller

Development Manager

Eric Bohnenkamp

Project Manager

Tim Portzen

Project Manager

Chris Trosper

Project Manager

Nick Newbury

Field Operations Manager

Latest News

Key Communications from Hubbell Development Services


Des Moines Register: Hubbell releases plans for $75 million luxury condominium on former Riverfront

Hubbell Realty Co. has released its first look at a $75 million luxury condominium development planned for the former site of the downtown Des Moines Riverfront YMCA.


Business Record: Polk housing projects will receive $2.2M in federal tax credits

Three housing projects in Polk County and one in Jasper County will receive a total of nearly $3 million in federal tax credits for each of the next 10 years.


Des Moines Register: These Are The Projects That Will Transform Des Moines in 2018

The building boom that has defined Des Moines since the recession will continue with several projects expected to break ground or open in the new year.


Des Moines Register: 10 things to watch for in downtown Des Moines in 2018

These are a few of the 10 things to watch for in downtown Des Moines next year.


Business Record: Best of Des Moines

Hubbell Realty Company was again recognized as one of Des Moines' best companies.


Hubbell Realty Company closes on Gray’s Station land, moves forward with site cleanup

Hubbell Realty Company closed on the land purchase for Gray’s Station on Thursday, September 14 and expects to begin clean up of the site by mid-next week.

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