We strive to create spaces that speak to today's small business needs and foster a sense of pride and ongoing dialogue within our Phoenix communities. 

Harder Development was founded by Ashley Harder in 2011. Ashley observed that some of the development happening in downtown Phoenix was not in tandem with the changing needs and desires of its dynamic community. She was tired of cookie cutter properties that didn’t blend into the historic neighborhoods they are located in.

The objective of Harder Development is to provide the local community spaces that are warm, unique and truly special - reminiscent of main street shops from a simpler time. We feel our company is not only in the business of creating specialized and distinctive spaces, but also creating lasting and meaningful relationships. We do this by supporting our tenants through the entire leasing process. This includes areas of negotiation, leasing, and tenant improvements. We are involved and available to address any issues that may arise during this period. We feel cultivating positive relationships with our tenants is a well-placed investment for our community that aids in securing long term leases and profitability for all parties involved.

Harder Development’s mission is to contribute to an overall higher quality of life shared by the people who chose to work, live, and play in the downtown Phoenix area. 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. We invite you to be a part of this exciting vision.