Armstrong Development Company

Armstrong Development Company specializes in land development, office buildings, and retail centers to make finding your perfect workspace easy.

Founded in Cedar Rapids in 1960, Armstrong Development is a locally owned and operated real estate development and property management company.

We manage the properties that we own to provide our tenants with the space that best fits their current and future needs.

Our goal at Armstrong Development is to work together to create and ensure a pleasant, working environment for you and your team, and secure the right location for your business.

Our company was founded as Armstrong-Race Realty Company to manage the real estate assets of Armstrong’s Department Store and the name was officially changed to Armstrong Development Company in 2000 to better reflect our commitment to creating future developments.

Jon Dusek, President and CEO

Jon-DusekJon Dusek earned his place in Midwest Real Estate News’ Hall of Fame long before the devastating floods of 2008, and his work afterwards cemented his spot.

Jon poured Armstrong Development’s resources back into downtown Cedar Rapids after the floods hit. He played an important part in the city’s rejuvenation following the disaster, even though Armstrong Development itself was one of the businesses hardest hit by the floodwaters.

These efforts didn’t go unnoticed. “Jon has had such a strong, positive influence on the development of the Downtown Cedar Rapids community,” said one nominator, “He has proven to be an instrumental proponent of the area’s recovery following the flood of 2008. ”

Jon’s commitment to helping Cedar Rapids rebound after the floods is not unusual for him.

He’s long been involved in the community. Jon has served on the local YMCA Board, and has logged time as president of the Eastern Iowa Economic Council. He’s also sat on the Brenton Bank Board, Job Growth Committee for the Renaissance Group (Downtown District) and the Self Supported Municipal Improvement District Board. He’s found time, too, to serve as president of the National Czech and Slovak Museum.

In addition to the properties owned in the Downtown area (Armstrong Building, Barnes Chamberlain, Granby, Arco, Professional Park East, Professional Park West, Pro Park Ramp, and co-owner of the Kubias Building), the Company has a major interest in Armar Plaza of Marion, and a 30-acre development in Hiawatha.

Armstrong Development, now owned by second and third generation family members, has played a major role as one of the anchor buildings in the downtown revitalization and looks forward to an active future in the Cedar Rapids area.


Why Downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa?

Our downtown office spaces will provide you with convenient, easy access, to the entire city from your workspace.

Downtown Cedar Rapids provides a thriving back drop for any business with a robust community of professionals.


The Change in the Downtown area since the flood.

Although the Downtown area has changed from what it was pre-flood, it is growing into a bigger and better place to do business. Diversity in people and businesses grow up in the midst of destruction. We are having a cultural explosion in the city. People now want to come back to the Downtown Area and be a part of this new atmosphere of growth and perseverance.


Why Hiawatha, Iowa?

Hiawatha is a young, small but growing community with plenty of space to expand your ideas.

Come take a look at what an innovating group of professionals calls home and see where your company would fit into the puzzle.


Why Marion, Iowa?

Marion is a highly concentrated city of proud and skilled workers at a competitive cost.

Marion’s population growth makes it one of the fastest growing communities in the Iowa, which makes it the ideal location for any company and a hidden gem in Iowa’s Creative Corridor that makes for a wonderful host to your business.

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