the welty development team
Don Taylor began his work as a developer in 2005. Don teamed up with Rick Fedorovich to create the office space at 3421 Ridgewood Road. Having both grown their companies significantly, they needed more space and desired a more efficient building. Using Taylor’s construction knowledge and Fedorovich’s accounting insight they finalized the design and financials to bring this high-performance office space to life. In 2007, right on the heels of the move-in on Ridgewood, Don was approached by Bill Ginter about saving a historical building in downtown, the Old Akron Post Office. The city had plans to build a transportation station completely surrounding the building, which would have inevitably secured its doom. Don and Bill went into action, proposing alternatives for the city and even Congress to evaluate for the transportation hub that eventually received approval. The Post Office was transformed by a $35 million development deal and the space was leased to Summa and LTEC.
For over 20 years Tom has worked in the commercial real estate industry. Seeing the impact that real estate brings to an area has been a motivating factor throughout his career. His experience equates to involvement in over $2.5 billion of successful development. He was a part of many notable, high-profile developments and construction projects in the mid-west including University of Cincinnati’s Varsity Village, Northern Kentucky University Basketball Arena, The Cuyahoga County Headquarters, The 9, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, The Allen Theater, The Shoreline Apartments and 5959 Rockside Woods.
Tom’s depth of experience means he enjoys shepherding an idea through concept, development, funding, construction, launch, and operation. Tom’s unique perspective on building the right team for each project and his rich network of partners and resources contribute to Tom’s success in bringing his visions to market.
Tom gives back to the community as an active member of the Cleveland Chapter of NAIOP. He is on the Boards of both the Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Ohio and the Rainey Institute in addition to being the Chair of the University of Cincinnati CAECM Advisory Board.
Jayne Miller has experience as a research analyst working with both corporations and communities to bring an understanding of economic development opportunities. With over 10 years in business communication and marketing, as well as a foundation in research, Jayne draws upon these experiences and skills to decipher complex funding opportunities for Welty Development Projects. As Development Associate, Jayne project manages multiple development projects while examining due diligence on prospective opportunities. Jayne holds a Master’s degree from Cleveland State University and has worked for both non-profit and private sector organizations.