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Commercial Real Estate Development

Russell is a professional services firm providing commercial Construction and Development services across the Midwest.

Leaders in Development:
A Real Estate Development Company

Russell is a leader in commercial real estate development solutions from complicated land transactions and financing, to solving complex design and construction process challenges. We possess the necessary capital resources, professional expertise, performance history, and partner network to make your commercial real estate development process successful and seamless.

Our team becomes part of your team to fully understand all aspects of your real estate investing needs. Our goal is the same as yours: to make your business goals a reality. From site evaluation to navigating city approvals, we’ve got you from beginning to end!

Kansas City | Quad Cities | St. Louis Offices

Since 1983, our Quad Cities location has provided high-level expertise in the real estate development space and is leading the way for our St. Louis and Kansas City offices. 

We’d love to work with you on build-to-suits, tenant fit-outs, and new construction projects.

Development Services.

Russell is a full-service provider of real estate development services for both new construction and expansions/renovations. We manage all aspects of the development process with strategy, vision, and integrity. Our approach ensures that the owner and our investment are protected and that the project is completed on time and on budget while exceeding expectations.

Our development project professionals have the experience, skills, and passion to exceed our clients’ aspirations and implement their objectives into the built environment. They do so with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships. We continually strive to deliver best practices and provide cutting-edge expertise on every project.

As a full-service development firm, we can offer our clients development services including:

  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing Sourcing
  • Land or Building Acquisition
  • Site Selection/Due Diligence
  • Zoning & Municipal Approvals Processing
  • Proforma Development
  • Project Cost, Budgeting, & Scheduling
  • Design Coordination & Construction Management
  • Facilities Management


Facilities Management.

Whether you purchase an office building, industrial property, retail building, or multifamily property, Russell is equipped to manage your facilities. We have managed more than 500,000 SF of class A office and residential space. As a supporting partner, we commit to providing unmatched value, via our global approach and capabilities. With right-hand access to our construction team, buying-power-leverage, and partner agreements with service vendors, we are your one-stop-shop.

value of real estate development.

There’s one big reason why owners and tenants hire Russell as their commercial developer: our process. We guide you through every step – developing your commercial real estate, helping you find the perfect space, and streamlining systems for productivity and success.

To offer our clients the most value, we partner with market specialists. Together, we arrive at the best solutions that make the largest impact on the communities we serve. Instead of spending time seeking, soliciting, and building a project team, you can actually spend your efforts working on a solution that meets the needs of your organization and potentially the entire community.




People are our focus so it’s no surprise that we create authentic, long-lasting relationships with all of our clients. Your needs and goals will always come first at Russell. And, not to get too technical, but the real estate market is showing historically low prices for commercial spaces with high appreciation. Earn a profit while having pride of ownership in your commercial real estate property.

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a team with real estate expertise.

We invite you to meet our real estate leadership team. A team of true leaders who are knowledgeable, committed, accessible, and passionate about serving our clients!

Jim Russell

After graduating from Iowa State University in 1983, Jim started what was then known as Russell Construction…

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Caitlin Russell

As President, Caitlin is responsible for the overall company leadership tasks, roles, and strategies. Caitlin is skilled…

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Jennifer Smith

As Russell’s General Counsel, Jennifer Smith brings over ten years of contract and lease negotiation and execution…

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Kelly Young

As the Vice President of Government Development with over 15 years of extensive experience, Kelly is responsible…

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