Desert Viking Development is a leading real estate development firm based in Arizona and recognized for investment in the restoration of historic properties, adaptive reuse projects and ground up construction developments.

 As a company, Desert Viking has acquired and/or rehabilitated over 20 National Register Historic properties and completed numerous mixed-use projects throughout the Phoenix metro area.

Renowned for their ability to revitalize time-honored neighborhood structures while maintaining the characteristics that make each neighborhood unique and sought-after, Desert Viking is passionate about weaving community, culture, commerce and consciousness into real estate innovation and place making.  Their portfolio includes more than a half dozen buildings in Historic Downtown Chandler, as well as thoughtfully selected, synergistic boutiques and restaurants that attract the local community and visiting transients from around the globe. Those include, the recently completed Crown on 7th Street, The Womack, the Lamar and Guilding Star buildings in Phoenix and the historic Gold Spot neighborhood center located within the Roosevelt Row District at 3rd Avenue and Roosevelt.  Beyond the properties, Desert Viking has worked to both support and promote local businesses throughout the Valley during their 19-year tenure including SanTan Brewery, El Zocalo, Pita Jungle, Lola’s Coffee, Okra, and La Bocca to name a few.

Criteria for Desert Viking projects include individuality of purpose (no formulaic solutions), historic preservation, environmental sensitivity and establishment of a permanent base within each locale for a mutually-beneficial long term investment. To that end, Desert Viking places its own team on-site for the purpose of community relations and development, day-to-day property management and local business and tenant development.

With a vast array of experience in all facets of real estate including commercial, retail and residential properties, Desert Viking has solidified its place as an industry leader in the Phoenix real estate market.



2002 Arizona Heritage Preservation Honor Award

For the restoration of four historic buildings that are credited with reestablishing historic Downtown Chandler as a viable economic center.

2004 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award

For rehabilitation of the Gold Spot Marketing Center in Phoenix.

Governor Napolitano declared “Historic Gold Spot Marketing Center Day” in recognition of the building’s rehabilitation and return to community service.

Governor Napolitan

The City of Chandler has recognized the contributions of Desert Viking through two Architectural Excellence Awards

The City of Chandler

Chandler Chamber of Commerce named Desert Viking the 2004 Small Business of the Year.

Chandler Chamber of Commerce