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BUILDING beautiful SPACES FOR creative use & FUNCTIONality.


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BUILDING beautiful SPACES FOR creative use & FUNCTIONality.


Welcome to HARDER DEVELOPMENT.

Our strategy involves CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH SPACES IN WAYS THAT SPARK CREATIVITY, CELEBRATE INTELLECT AND CULTIVATE ART AND DESIGN.

Harder Development was founded by Ashley Harder in 2011 after observing the enormous potential and dynamic growth of the city. Sharing the vision of inspiring community members, Harder began focusing on historic neighborhoods that retain the city's character while providing opportunities for newcomers to establish their businesses downtown. We are committed to hone the historic beauty of Phoenix and build with intention.

Our objective is to provide the local community with warm, unique spaces that are truly special to the community–reminiscent of main street shops from a simpler time. We feel our company is not only in the business of creating distinctive spaces, but also building lasting and meaningful relationships within them. We feel cultivating positive relationships with our tenants is a well-placed investment that aids in securing long term leases that benefit our community. 

Our mission is to contribute to an overall higher quality of life shared by the people who choose to work, live, and play in downtown Phoenix. At Harder Development, downtown Phoenix is our home–we live here, we work here and we play here. It is our passion to make lasting improvements to the community we call home, and invite you to be a part of our exciting vision.

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Our Projects


Harder Development's mission is to contribute to the vibrancy of downtown Phoenix by breathing new life into outdated commercial sites to connect people with spaces in ways that spark creativity, celebrate intellect and cultivate art and design.

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Our Projects


Harder Development's mission is to contribute to the vibrancy of downtown Phoenix by breathing new life into outdated commercial sites to connect people with spaces in ways that spark creativity, celebrate intellect and cultivate art and design.

335 Commons

Located in the Roosevelt Historic District and designed by Architect Nostdahl Liptack, we used recycled and salvaged materials to preserve this building's charm and utilize its budding location. It accommodates multiple types of businesses in the office/retail setting.

Campbell House

The Historic Henry Campbell House was built in 1910 and is on both the National Historic Property Register and the Phoenix Historic Property Register. We take pride in preserving this extraordinary craftsman bungalow and worked closely with the City of Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office to make capital improvements and upgrades. 

Carline Center

This open-floor office building is a prime example of Adaptive Reuse among the downtown scene. The name “Carline Center” pays homage to the streetcar line which once ran through the FQ Story neighborhood between Roosevelt and Grand Avenue.

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Community


We are proud to be an avid member and supporter of the growing Arts and Culture scene in downtown Phoenix.

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Community


We are proud to be an avid member and supporter of the growing Arts and Culture scene in downtown Phoenix.

Community Love

Artist Reception: First Friday, September 2, from 7-9pm Exhibition: September 1-30, 2016 at Practical Art A celebration of real photographs from Steve Hanson's "Polaroid of the Day" series. 

Artist Reception: First Friday, September 2, from 7-9pm
Exhibition: September 1-30, 2016 at Practical Art

A celebration of real photographs from Steve Hanson's "Polaroid of the Day" series. 

Patron of the arts

The Covarrubias Collection is independently curated by Ashley Harder and currently on display at the Arizona Senate Building,  This collection now features selected hand-signed prints available for purchase online at www.covarrubiascollection.com.

The Covarrubias Collection is independently curated by Ashley Harder and currently on display at the Arizona Senate Building,  This collection now features selected hand-signed prints available for purchase online at www.covarrubiascollection.com.

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