Birge & Held’s development division encompasses a complete construction management program. Backed by decades of experience, our team balances time, budget, and quality parameters for ground-up construction, in-place unit renovation, and capital improvement projects.

Our Capabilities

With team members from general, commercial, and residential construction backgrounds, we deliver a wide range of construction services. From on-target estimates and scheduling, to design consultation, comprehensive construction services, value engineering, permitting, oversight, and more, Birge & Held sets the standard for multi-faceted real estate development.

And as a part of Birge & Held’s integrated real estate platform, our construction clients also gain access to outstanding repositioning strategy. Benefitting from our investment and management arms, each construction project is assessed and scoped with rigorous market analysis and knowledge of nationwide best practices so your construction strategy maximizes the return on your investment.

Our Capacity

Our teams work nationwide, meeting the highest standards of quality and value. By providing internal contractor oversight and project management as well as full-service construction for a high volume of work, we maximize efficiencies in time and budget for our clients.

Our Innovation

Birge & Held is one of the only construction management firms offering an impressive one-day residential renovation program. Our express renovations happen while tenants are in place, so you get the best possible return for your investment and see quicker appreciation and returns. Click here to view a one-day renovation.

Our Team

Birge & Held’s Construction team has more than 60 combined years of general, commercial and residential construction experience. Team members include:

Additional team members include Daniel Anderson, Andrew Durham, Max Emerich, Matthew Heinhold, Mike Henshaw, Donald McNabb, Melissa Mercik, Chad Nash, Martin Wade, John Wiard, Zack Wiard, Kelly Williams

Recent Projects

Birge & Held is pleased to share a few of our recent construction projects, Academy on FourthStageyard, and The E’Laan.



The Alcove at Rivers Edge, Phase II (Dacula, GA), The Grounds (Indianapolis, IN), Riverfront Flats (Shelbyville, IN)


Recent renovation projects include: Reserve at Dawson’s Creek, Island Club, Wyngate, Emerson Village, Northlake, Straight Creek, Sawmill Ridge, Sawmill Park

Construction Expertise


Extensive experience in workforce housing development, renovation, and management makes Birge & Held an expert in affordable housing.


We source, invest, manage, and reposition market-rate multifamily properties in locations across the United States.


We purchase property out of receivership with a business plan for stabilization, construction services, and project management to transition the property to value production.


Birge & Held builds, renovates, and manages mixed-use properties at every level.


Our experienced construction and development teams have the knowledge and capacity to efficiently deliver ground-up development of multifamily properties from concept to planning, construction, and lease-up.


Our team has expertise in LIHTC, HUD, and Section 8 projects, and provides significant experience in compliance issues associated with project-based multifamily properties.


Birge & Held builds strong strategies for capital improvements based on investment goals and location, then executes upon renovations and rebranding to maximize investment value.


Demographic shifts make senior housing a prime investment nationwide. We can help you source, purchase, build, renovate, and manage senior housing in any asset class.


Our comprehensive investment, management, and construction services combine to help you meet the needs of today’s student tenants—from quick renovation to value-added features.