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’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.
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.
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.
Every DMB community is guided by our company’s core values—profit, partnership, legacy, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Alex Sutton is the General Manager of the CityPlace Residential Joint Venture, a project of partners DMB Development and CDC Houston, Inc. Prior to December 2020, he served for almost 27 years with The Woodlands Development Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation® and its predecessors, including 16 years as Co-President.
John Ohanian is the General Manager of the Silverwood Joint Venture, a project of partners DMB Development, Schlegel Capital and Beaumont Partners. Over the course of his career, John has been involved in the acquisition, entitlement, planning and development of more than 15 master planned communities which have included 40,000 residential units.