About Us

Founded in 1984 by James DeRose, Development Resources, Inc. has served hundreds of clients in all aspects of property development. As Chicago’s first independent real estate development firm, DRI has been involved in the management, development and construction of over 35 million square feet of space.

Throughout three decades, our Project Management and Client Services Divisions have acted as independent consultants for over one hundred and forty prestigious business and institutional clients. Acting as the owner’s advocate, each of our professional staff draws upon their rich and diverse experience to protect our clients interests by managing each project’s risk and distilling the complex processes of real estate development and construction into a tailored and concise set of decisions.

The expertise of our staff is also bolstered by our own real estate ventures. The successful developments of Union Tower and Congress Center, which are considered “super-functional” technologically advanced high-rise office spaces, enable our company to understand the entire spectrum of each project’s development.