What makes a
healthy community?

We cultivate healthy spaces that inspire people to connect with neighbors and nature.

Building healthy places means that we consider not just the qualities of buildings, but the connectedness of the neighborhoods surrounding them. Everyone values health, and whether we are aware of it or not, people are drawn to communities that are designed with health in mind. A walkable neighborhood with a unique sense of place just feels better. It’s this feeling that we aim to capture in each of our projects.

Our mission is to build healthy places and connect neighbors through exceptional real estate development and property management. The cornerstones of our approach are Building Better, Moving Together, Embracing Nature, and Sharing Food.

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Building Healthy Communities

From finding the perfect building site to handing a tenant her keys, our integrated approach to development and operations ensures that our values carry over from design into practice.  We bring these same values and efficiencies to the properties that we manage for third-party owners.

Building Healthy Communities

From finding the perfect building site to handing a tenant her keys, our integrated approach to development and operations ensures that our values carry over from design into practice.  We bring these same values and efficiencies to the properties that we manage for third-party owners.

By the Numbers

1.2M

Sqft of LEED certified space

109

Acres placed in permanent conservation

30

tons of materials recycled at our multifamily communities last year

2832

Units developed on bike trails

Stories

  • You’ve seen them zip by in a blur of steel and spandex. Calf muscles like boulders and bikes that cost more than your first car. The cyclists. With so many big events for professional and serious cycl...

  • We are thrilled to be part of a cool event that dreams up answers to the question, "What would streets be like if they were open to everything but cars?"  This Sunday afternoon, Prairie Street will cl...

  • While Specialized is most known for creating habitats for humans, we’ve also created a haven for our feathered friends. This year, the Arkansas Audubon Society certified Eco Modern Flats a Bird Friend...

  • Green and health-oriented building practices are only the first step — it’s up to building occupants to choose the most sustainable practices each day. We asked Meredith Hendricks, our sustainability ...

  • In some ways, this looks like a typical busy construction site, but there’s something different about Brick Avenue Lofts. Like each of the apartment communities Specialized has developed, Brick Avenue...

  • We have expanded our senior leadership team with the hire of two seasoned executives. Vice President Lawrence Finn heads Real Estate Development, and Vice President Rebecca Burkes leads Internal Opera...

  • Sustainability demands a triple bottom line: positive outcomes for society, the environment, and profit — People, Planet, and Prosperity. Like every business, we regularly report financial performance: ...

  • Cultivating inspiring spaces is both an art and a science, and original art is the magic factor that can weave discovery and delight into every corner. In the past few years, we’ve realized the power ...

Indoor Air Quality Pledge

We strive to support the health of our team and the people who live in our communities by doing our part to protect indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality Pledge

We strive to support the health of our team and the people who live in our communities by doing our part to protect indoor air quality.

Moving Together Challenge

To encourage team members and residents to be active, we will help with registration fees for a race, ride or run. Grab a training buddy and challenge yourself!

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