Experienced, dynamic real estate development company working closely with cities, towns, business owners, lenders, and investors to deliver high-quality, high-value commercial real estate projects.
Unparalleled experience working with cities and towns across the Midwest on their most important development initiatives.
Commercial Real Estate Services are not one-size fits all. We strive to meet our clients’ project-specific needs by providing comprehensive real estate development expertise. If our clients require services outside our skill set, we partner with other industry leaders to deliver on our promise to handle your project from concept to completion.
Real estate development is so much more than just bricks and mortar. Our approach to development starts with thoughtful feasibility analysis and ends with high-quality projects that benefit stakeholders and the community. Our relationships with communities, investors, and lenders is an integral part of our development philosophy. We are a comprehensive development company you can be proud to partner with.
From initial concept thru developing a vibrant quality of place, we work with communities and landowners to refine their vision, map out the strategy, and then execute on a plan to create places people want to live, work, and play. We have helped transform some of America's Best Places to Live by creating extraordinary quality of life experiences for residents and visitors.
We partner with banks, investment firms, and individual investors to develop and own high-quality commercial real estate projects. We work with business owners who are interested in having their own building, we co-develop with other entrepreneurs and investors, and we assist landowners who want to develop property, all with a focus on creating long-term value for our partners.
"Rebar is a dynamic boutique real estate development company. Our foundation is building personal relationships with our clients. That partnership-focus, along with a commitment to delivering the highest quality product out there, puts our clients, our investors and Rebar in a solid position every project."
-Jerry Ewing, Partner, Rebar Development
Rebar Development is not your typical real estate firm, and we are not your typical real estate team. That’s not by accident. Our Team has diverse business experience, which translates into dynamic leadership with extraordinary business, finance, and real estate acumen.
PRESIDENT & PARTNER
As President, Shelby focuses on pursuing new development opportunities, project feasibility, deal structuring, and working closely with municipalities, business owners, and financial partners throughout the development process.
Since graduating from Indiana State and IU Maurer School of Law, Shelby has been Vice President of both a regional and a national real estate development company. During that time, he was an integral part of over $150M in public/private partnerships in downtown Carmel, Indiana. In 2013, Shelby joined the City of Fishers Department of Community Development to help negotiate, execute, and oversee the $100M+ Nickel Plate District downtown development initiative. Since leaving the City of Fishers, he has structured multiple public/private partnerships in cities and towns across the Midwest.
VP OF OPERATIONS
As Vice President of Operations, Chelsea manages project development from municipal approval through construction completion. Her focus is on project planning and construction management, ensuring projects are developed on budget and on time. With a hands-on approach, Rebar’s partners can expect proactive transparency from Chelsea during project development.
A seasoned construction professional, Chelsea built her career overseeing public and private sector projects with a focus on efficient management of project costs. Chelsea is an active member of Indy CREW, a national organization of commercial real estate women, and co-chairs the membership committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction.
As Partner, Jerry oversees all corporate business, including sales and marketing initiatives. Additionally, he leads our client services programs, focusing on engaging new equity partners, establishing tenant relationships, and managing existing client relationships.
Jerry has two decades of experience leading a national technology services company, growing it from under $1M in revenue to nearly $200M upon his exit. He was integral to the company’s expansion into 20 markets across the United States. Jerry has extraordinary experience leading innovative sales and marketing campaigns, with a focus on client attraction and retention. Additionally, as co-founder of PolicyStat, a medical software company sold in 2017, he cultivated partnerships that allowed the company to scale-up, which resulted in significant returns to investors upon exit.