Fondano Named Director of Development

We are proud to announce we have promoted Kaitlyn Fondano from Development and Construction Manager to Director of Development after seeing her shine since 2019. Originally from Arizona, Fondano holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Masters in Real Estate Development. She is successfully growing a career in a historically male-dominated industry and is an invaluable asset to our team. In this new role, Fondano is responsible for feasibility, design, entitlements, (zoning, etc.), financing, and construction of all of Specialized development projects. 

“It is not every day that you get to work with a company that shares your values and prioritizes the importance of healthy homes and communities,” says Fondano. “My first project with Specialized was a service project with Apple Seeds Teaching Farm, the community nonprofit that grows and donates produce to food-insecure children in NWA. From that point on, I knew Specialized walks the walk. The way Specialized intentionally makes place and builds community has a substantial impact on our region and I am looking forward to leading the charge on our next few projects as the Director of Development.”

In addition to her new Director of Development duties, Fondano is managing the building and completion of South Yard, a new three-phased residential and commercial development with a combined project investment of $63 million. The South Yard project will anchor south Fayetteville and add value to the entire Northwest Arkansas community.

We are so thrilled to have her on our team in an even bigger way. 

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