#LEAPforward Leaders: River Caddis Development

Our new monthly #LEAPforward Leaders feature will profile a LEAP member to learn more about the people and purpose behind their drive to grow prosperity for everyone in the Lansing region. This month we sat down with John McGraw, Director of Development at River Caddis Development.

Who is River Caddis?

River Caddis Development is headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan and develops commercial real estate across many industries. Since our inception, we have cultivated vast experience and relationships across all industries of Real Estate Development. We take a solution-based approach and are routinely sought after to evaluate complex ground-up real estate development opportunities. River Caddis has developed in six states and oversees all development stages of our Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain (DBFOM) model. From site selection to delivery and place creation, our success is rooted in building community and collaboration with all stakeholders involved in the development process.

What we do: We are a development firm that collaborates through complex problems to find environmentally-friendly solutions that create financial and social value. Our team has acquired, developed, managed, marketed and sold residential, commercial, industrial, office, retail and mixed-use spaces throughout the United States.

Why we do it: Our commitment to socially-minded development and exceptional craftsmanship is paramount to the River Caddis Development experience. Together, our multifaceted team shares a common vision of growing and learning to foster the creation of endless possibilities.

What motivates the River Caddis team?

We are most proud of our passion for what we do and how it makes us feel. We find joy in building relationships and connections with people and communities across the country. We find determination in unpacking complex issues and collaborating through creative solutions and mechanisms. We embrace these complex issues and challenges because our struggles produce perseverance, our perseverance produces character, our character produces hope, and hope will not disappoint. We are proud to make a positive impact on the communities we collaborate with.

Why is it important for River Caddis to be a LEAP member?

Lansing is and has been home for all of River Caddis and its team. Most of our employees and principals were born and raised in the Greater Lansing area and care deeply about its future. Collaborating with LEAP and the evolving initiatives of the region is one of our strongest emphases.

Learn more about River Caddis Development at www.rivercaddis.com