The Story 
of DMB

A Passion for Great Places

For more than 30 years, DMB has crafted communities that celebrate their one-of-a-kind settings and enrich the way people live. From the lush south shore of Kauai and the wildlife-filled waterways of the California Delta to the snow-capped peaks of Utah and the high desert of Arizona, DMB’s best-in-class communities embrace the local land and culture to create joyous living environments where epic moments and lasting memories are made.
  • A Commitment to Community

    DMB’s primary mission is to create the best places to live, work, and enjoy time with family and friends. We are driven to make places that are more thoughtful, imaginative, ecological, and inspiring. While spectacular in setting and sophisticated in design, our communities truly distinguish themselves as beautiful places where amazing lives are lived, where incredible experiences take place, and where connections are made and grow stronger over time.

  • A Singular Approach

    No two DMB communities are the same. Every location is unique, and each requires a distinct and creative approach that considers the local environment, culture, and the future community. Our first step for each development is to fall in love with the location. We get intricately attached to every setting to learn what’s special about it and how we can create a community that could exist only in that area—and represent the very best of its landscape, history and culture.

  • A Vision to Take the Long View

    Our commitment to each community begins long before the first lot is sold and extends well after the final home is built. Our top priority is the happiness of the people who call our developments home now and in the future, and we know that the decisions we make today will affect the communities for generations. That means taking the long view for every community we create.

    Each development we build requires countless decisions, and each decision has to respect nature, the land, and the surrounding community. By building with the long-term health and happiness of the greater community in mind, DMB creates active, engaged, and authentic environments that live well over time. Our developments evolve into legacy communities that grow in value and ensure that our residents can get the most out of life.

  • A Fundamental Belief in Partnership

    Every DMB community is guided by our company’s core values—profitpartnershiplegacy, and fun–and rooted in our history of collaboration and success. The business of developing a DMB community is bigger than any one of us. It requires an orchestra of creative, technical, legal, and political talents and expertise brought together in a coordinated, impassioned effort to create something special. We could not be successful without the trusting and lasting partnerships we’ve built with landowners, communities, and city officials. By working with others, we strengthen our ability to create joyous places to live that are meaningfully connected to the greater community and deliver the best results for our partners.

The DMB History

DMB was founded in 1984 by Drew Brown, Mark Sklar, and Bennett Dorrance. In the years since, we have formed lasting partnerships that have produced special places ranging from a luxury resort community on Kauai to a boating community on the California Delta.

  • DMB Development

    1984

    DMB is Founded

    DMB was established in 1984 as a partnership between Drew Brown, Mark Sklar and Bennett Dorrance. The DMB name comes from the first initials of each of the partners.

  • DMB Development

    1985

    Centerpoint on Mill Opens

    Developed in partnership with Berwind Property Group, Centerpoint on Mill was DMB’s first large-scale mixed use development.

  • DMB Development

    1997

    DC Ranch

    The 8,300-acre mixed-use community in Scottsdale, developed in partnership with Marley-Corrigan Family, celebrates its grand opening.

  • DMB Development

    2004

    Verrado

    Set on land acquired from the Caterpillar Foundation in Buckeye, Arizona, the community draws 35,000 visitors to its grand-opening weekend.

  • DMB Development

    2004

    Silverleaf

    Silverleaf opens its doors as a private gated enclave within DC Ranch featuring 700 custom homesites and an award-winning club, spa, and golf course.

  • DMB Development

    2005

    Marley Park

    Marley Park’s grand-opening celebration draws 2,000 visitors thanks to the city of Surprise and community partners. The community was developed in partnership with the Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation.

  • DMB Development

    2008

    Dial/Henkel Headquarters at One Scottsdale

    Dial/Henkel makes One Scottsdale home for its North American Headquarters. DMB partnered with Marley-Corrigan Family on the 1.8-million-square-foot commercial, retail, and residential project.

  • DMB Development

    2010

    Kukui'ula

    The luxury resort community, developed in partnership with A&B Properties, debuts on Kauai’s pristine south shore.

  • DMB Development

    2013

    Eastmark

    Eastmark’s grand opening brings more than 5,000 visitors to the Mesa, Arizona development, which was established in partnership with Brookfield.

  • DMB Development

    2015

    Victory at Verrado

    DMB’s first 55+ neighborhood, Victory debuts within the vibrant 8,800-acre community of Verrado in Buckeye.

  • DMB Development

    2019

    Delta Coves

    Set on the Great California Waterway—and with a private dock for every residence—Delta Coves debuts as Northern California’s ultimate boating community.

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  • DMB Development

    1984

    DMB is Founded

    DMB was established in 1984 as a partnership between Drew Brown, Mark Sklar and Bennett Dorrance. The DMB name comes from the first initials of each of the partners.

  • DMB Development

    1985

    Centerpoint on Mill Opens

    Developed in partnership with Berwind Property Group, Centerpoint on Mill was DMB’s first large-scale mixed use development.

  • DMB Development

    1997

    DC Ranch

    The 8,300-acre mixed-use community in Scottsdale, developed in partnership with Marley-Corrigan Family, celebrates its grand opening.

  • DMB Development

    2004

    Verrado

    Set on land acquired from the Caterpillar Foundation in Buckeye, Arizona, the community draws 35,000 visitors to its grand-opening weekend.

  • DMB Development

    2004

    Silverleaf

    Silverleaf opens its doors as a private gated enclave within DC Ranch featuring 700 custom homesites and an award-winning club, spa, and golf course.

  • DMB Development

    2005

    Marley Park

    Marley Park’s grand-opening celebration draws 2,000 visitors thanks to the city of Surprise and community partners. The community was developed in partnership with the Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation.

  • DMB Development

    2008

    Dial/Henkel Headquarters at One Scottsdale

    Dial/Henkel makes One Scottsdale home for its North American Headquarters. DMB partnered with Marley-Corrigan Family on the 1.8-million-square-foot commercial, retail, and residential project.

  • DMB Development

    2010

    Kukui'ula

    The luxury resort community, developed in partnership with A&B Properties, debuts on Kauai’s pristine south shore.

  • DMB Development

    2013

    Eastmark

    Eastmark’s grand opening brings more than 5,000 visitors to the Mesa, Arizona development, which was established in partnership with Brookfield.

  • DMB Development

    2015

    Victory at Verrado

    DMB’s first 55+ neighborhood, Victory debuts within the vibrant 8,800-acre community of Verrado in Buckeye.

  • DMB Development

    2019

    Delta Coves

    Set on the Great California Waterway—and with a private dock for every residence—Delta Coves debuts as Northern California’s ultimate boating community.

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    Devotion 
    That Runs Deep

    DMB’s leadership team reflects our company’s commitment to long-term partnerships and long-view community development. The majority of our team has been with DMB for more than 20 years, and each individual has a passion for the work we do.
    The DMB Team
    Drew M. Brown
    Drew M. Brown Drew M. Brown

    Drew M. Brown

    Drew M. Brown

    Chairman

    Chairman

    Drew Brown is a founding partner of DMB and the Chairman of DMB Development. Together with his partners, Mr. Brown has guided DMB’s growth and evolution for the past 30 years and has provided strategic and creative leadership for each of DMB’s major projects.

    Brent E. Herrington
    Brent E. Herrington Brent E. Herrington

    Brent E. Herrington

    Brent E. Herrington

    Partner, President & CEO

    Partner, President & CEO

    As President and CEO, Brent Herrington provides strategic leadership for the DMB Development organization and oversees all aspects of the company’s operations. Herrington joined the DMB organization in 1998 and has been actively involved in the visioning, strategy, planning, and design of most of DMB’s major projects over the past 22 years.

    Jim Hoselton
    Jim Hoselton Jim Hoselton

    Jim Hoselton

    Jim Hoselton

    Partner, Executive Vice President

    Partner, Executive Vice President

    As Executive Vice President, Jim Hoselton plays a key role in the conceptualization and operation of the company’s projects, including market positioning and strategy, planning and design, amenities and lifestyle concepts, and strategic relationships. He also provides oversight for project branding, marketing and sales and is active in the pursuit of new project opportunities for the company.

    Mary S. Alexander
    Mary S. Alexander Mary S. Alexander

    Mary S. Alexander

    Mary S. Alexander

    Partner, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

    Partner, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

    As Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Mary Alexander is responsible for land acquisition and entitlements, infrastructure planning and finance, public lands transactions, community governance structuring and documentation, sales contracting and regulatory approvals, employment matters, construction contracting and warranty enforcement.

    Nick Taratsas
    Nick Taratsas Nick Taratsas

    Nick Taratsas

    Nick Taratsas

    Partner, Executive Vice President & General Manager

    Partner, Executive Vice President & General Manager

    Nick Taratsas serves as General Manager for the Delta Coves community in Northern California and provides executive oversight for project development, engineering, and construction activities companywide. As an MBA, civil engineer, and highly experienced development professional, Mr. Taratsas plays an active role in the selection, analysis, underwriting and acquisitions of new projects.

    Andrew S. Beams
    Andrew S. Beams Andrew S. Beams

    Andrew S. Beams

    Andrew S. Beams

    Partner, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Partner, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DMB Development LLC, Andy Beams is responsible for all financial activities of the company and its subsidiaries and managed assets. Responsibilities include business plan development, capital planning, new opportunity underwriting, accounting, financial reporting, lender and investor relations and company governance.