Where to Retire Magazine (July/August 2017) has named DMB’s Eastmark and Verrado communities to its 2017 list of the 50 best master-planned communities in the U.S. This is the second…
In 1984, DMB was founded as a partnership. In the decades since, we’ve partnered with others to create communities that build enduring legacies.
The vision to take the long view
Every development we build requires countless decisions. Each decision has to respect nature, the land and the local community. Above all, it has to consider the happiness of the people who call our communities home.
That means taking the long view, a priority at every DMB community. The resulting places live well over time, becoming legacy communities that grow in value for builders, stakeholders and residents. To strengthen the larger communities in which we build, DMB is active in philanthropy and volunteerism.
Achieving mutual goals through partnership
Partnership lies at the heart of what we do. For us, partnership is about people, integrity and the ability to bring different interests together to achieve mutual goals.
It makes sense, then, that most DMB communities are developed through public and/or private partnerships. We partner with landowners, municipalities and investors, among others. What’s more, our emphasis on long-term collaborations with city leaders and industry organizations is unrivaled. It enables us to seize new opportunities, protect investments and craft successful developments.
Sustainable planning that respects the land
DMB is fortunate to build in special landscapes across the country. Together with our partners, we honor and preserve these settings in sustainable, innovative ways. DMB communities preserve open space and flow with the contours of the land. We honor the history and heritage of every site through the use of authentic architecture and materials, which create a specific sense of place. Residential, retail and office spaces are woven carefully throughout our communities, sitting lightly on the land.
A vibrant sense of community
At DMB, we develop communities that make life a richer, more fulfilling experience for our residents. Every activity brings people together and builds a lasting sense of connection. Paths and trails wind through each DMB community, linking street to street and neighbor to neighbor.
Diverse and creative amenities encourage friendships. So does DMB’s thoughtful design, with its pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, shaded sidewalks and courtyards. Community life, an idea unique to our company, takes connection deeper still. We actively partner with our residents in the creation of their own community, ensuring the vibrance and longevity of DMB developments.
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.
Centerpoint on Mill Opens
Developed in partnership with Berwind Property Group, Centerpoint on Mill was DMB’s first large-scale mixed use development.
DC Ranch Opens
Grand opening of 8,300 acre mixed-use community, DC Ranch, developed in partnership with Marley-Corrigan Family.
Verrado’s grand opening weekend draws 35,000 visitors. Verrado was developed on land it acquired from Caterpillar Foundation.
Silverleaf opens its doors as a private gated enclave within DC Ranch featuring 700 custom homesites, award-winning Club, Spa and Golf.
Marley Park Opens
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.
Dial/Henkel headquarters at One Scottsdale
Dial/Henkel makes One Scottsdale home for their North American Headquarters. DMB partnered with Marley-Corrigan Family on this 1.8M sq. ft. of commercial, office, retail and residential property.
Eastmark’s grand opening brought 5,000+ visitors. The new development in Mesa, Arizona was established in partnership with Brookfield.