Award-winning leadership in multifamily development

By Chris Arnold

Leading large multifamily projects

Transforming Cities welcomes Cody Dietrich, Partner at Hayes Dietrich. Cody runs the development side of the company, after spending his career specializing in multi-family residential development including affordable, mixed-income and luxury housing in the Twin Cities and Nashville markets.

Overall, Cody has been involved in the development or substantial rehabilitation of over 2,000 multifamily units totaling in excess of $500M in total development costs. Currently, he is working on 700+ units entitled for his new company in Southern California and Minnesota.

He started his career with Dominium working on new construction and acquisitions with substantial rehabilitations in the Twin Cities and Nashville markets. During his time at Dominium, the firm was one of the top 10 affordable housing developers and owners each year according to Affordable Housing Finance. In 2016, Cody received the Dominium Executive Committee Award.

Cody joined Doran Companies in 2017 and has helped lead several large developments including an $140M 369 apartment unit development, Expo, which was completed in 2020. While at Doran, the company has consistently been recognized as one of the top developer’s by multiple local publications including Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Finance & Commerce and Twin Cities Business Magazine.

Latest Interviews

Real Wins Podcast Tile 09
Jun 19, 2024

Onsite Activation Best Practices

On this episode of Real Wins, Chris and Mike discuss onsite activation best practices by way of what they see in the wild, why it's generally a broken approach, and more. 

EP87 Nate Jenkins
Jun 13, 2024

Designing Buildings with Intention

Nate Jenkins is Principal at OZ Architecture in Denver, Colorado. His experience includes millions of square feet of mixed-use, commercial/retail, office, resorts and hospitality, K-12, Higher-ed, and multi-family projects.

Real Wins Podcast Tile 08
Jun 5, 2024

Why Agencies and Leasing Teams Don’t Get Along

Chris and Mike engage in a vibrant discussion about why agencies and leasing teams don't get along, and what is broken when it comes to strategic and content-driven marketing plans. 

EP86 Moshe Crane Mike DiMella
May 29, 2024

The Centralization Debate

During our live event, our guests Moshe Crane and Mike DiMella debated and discussed centralization as it relates to residents, employees, and property outcomes.


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