THE HUBBELL NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH
COMMUNITY ADVOCACY AND REAL ESTATE IN
CENTRAL IOWA. WE’VE BUILT OUR REPUTATION ON
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE STARTING FROM THE
GROUND UP.

A TRUSTED NAME FOR GENERATIONS

Hubbell Realty Company is the real estate leader in Des Moines, providing a full range of services including commercial construction, development services, property management, brokerage, and home building.

From our beginning in 1856, we have been pioneers in the development of communities. That commitment continues to this day with our philanthropic efforts, both through financial contributions and our team of associates who serve on area commissions and boards to help guide our communities for future generations.

2017

Hubbell completes their fourth Hubbell Extreme Build by rebuilding the Ronald McDonald House into a 17,000 square foot house with 18 rooms for children battling cancer, in the NICU & PICU.

2016

Hubbell Homes joins The Skilled Trade Alliance & Academy, a program aimed at gaining middle and high school interest in the skilled trades.

2013

The third Hubbell Extreme Build rebuilds two 7,000 square foot cabins for Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside, an organization that helps people with disabilities.

2009

The second Hubbell Extreme Build begins with "9 Homes in 9 Days for 9 Families." Hubbell Homes and Hubbell Construction Services construct a nine-plex housing structure located at the corner of 21st and Forest Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa for Anawim Housing.

2008

Hubbell Realty Company is awarded the 2008 Outstanding Corporate Foundation Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Central Iowa Chapter.

2008

Hubbell Construction Services was established.

2007

Hubbell acquires residential developments and 1,800 apartments in Des Moines and Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Clarke Company, Ltd and establishes Hubbell Apartment Living.

2006

Hubbell Homes completes Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC for an Iowa family in Tama County, Iowa in just 93 hours.

2006

Hubbell Realty Company purchases Copper Creek Golf Course.

2006

Hubbell begins its first downtown Des Moines housing development with the conversion of the Hubbell Building into 72 residential apartments.

2005

Hubbell establishes first Conservation Community in central Iowa.

2004

Jim Hubbell III named Chairman of the Board of Directors and Rick Tollakson named President and CEO of Hubbell Realty Company.

2002

Hubbell Realty Company opens new headquarters at 6900 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines.

1998

Hubbell Homes is established and begins building home throughout Des Moines.

1996

Hubbell Realty and CB Richard Ellis form partnership and create CB Richard Ellis/Hubbell Commercial.

1993

Hubbell Realty begins first residential land development project, Village Park in Ankeny.

1986

Hub Tower opens.

1985

Kaleidoscope at the Hub opens.

1983

Jim Hubbell III takes the reigns as President of Hubbell Realty Company.

1972

First new building in RiverPoint erected at 401 SW 8th Street.

1930

F.M. Hubbell passes away at the age of 91, leaving a legacy of real estate and business growth.

1924

Equitable Building erected.

1919

Des Moines buys Hubbell Waterworks for $3,450,000.

1913

Hubbell Building erected.

1900

Opening of Hubbell Avenue through Northeast Des Moines costs Hubbell $95,000.

1881

Hubbell is one of the original incorporators of the Des Moines Union Railway Company.

1871

Hubbell organizes Des Moines Water Company.

1867

Equitable Life Insurance Company, Iowa's first, established by Hubbell.

1866

Hubbell partners in establishing Des Moines' first streetcar company.

1856

F.M. Hubbell records his first real estate transaction - a 640-acre purchase in Woodbury County, IA.

1855

F.M. Hubbell arrives in Fort Des Moines, Iowa.