Christensen Development was formed in 2003 as an urban infill and historic renovation development company based in Des Moines, Iowa.
Christensen Development is known for solving very complex financial development challenges and for taking on unique projects with lots of moving parts and multiple stakeholders with varying interests. What sets Christensen Development apart as a commercial developer is their interest in projects that make dynamic contributions to neighborhoods - whether as additions to existing 18 hour vitality or as catalysts for future contributions to urban vibrancy. Unique projects with big downtown impact have become a Christensen Development trademark. Ventures developed or co-developed by Christensen Development include the Des Moines Social Club, American Enterprise Group, Raygun, Zombie Burger, AP Transfer Lofts, Della Viti Wine Bar, Liberty Building, and many more.
The company makes extraordinary efforts in community engagement as demonstrated by its representation on the boards of the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dowling Catholic High School, Urban Land Institute, Downtown Community Alliance, and Operation Downtown among others.
Christensen Development’s accomplishments in commercial development are as impressive as is its commitment to active citizenry.
Des Moines Social Club
American Enterprise Group
Historic Tax Credits
Enterprise Zone Credits
Tax Increment Consulting & Financing
Liberty National Bank
Central State Bank
Lincoln Savings Bank
New Market Tax Credits
Third Party Construction Verification