City Innovators

Photo by Brent Fuchs.

Judy Hatfield

Judy Hatfield has developed various properties around Oklahoma City, but Carnegie Centre, located in the site of the original Carnegie library built in the 1890s, was her first project in downtown OKC. “I had lived downtown, and I had talked with [President and CEO of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City] Cathy O’Connor about the Carnegie library,” Hatfield says. “She asked me, ‘Why don’t you just develop it?’ and I said, “Well, I just might.” The renovated Carnegie Centre, at 131 Dean A. McGee Ave., is a mixed-use project offering residential, office and retail space.

Greg Oliphant, left, and Jeff Hartman are two of the three owners of Fairfield Inn & Suites in Tulsa. Photo by Chris Humphrey Photographer

Nelson+Stowe Development

Nelson+Stowe recently completed The Boxyard, where tenants ranging from bars to banks do business in shipping containers, and has turned its attention to Santa Fe Square, a $150 million mixed-use development in the Blue Dome District. The company has been developing in downtown Tulsa in one way or another for about eight years, Casey Stowe says, and was also involved in the renovation of The Coliseum apartments with American Residential Group. Although many companies might find their hands full with a project as large as Santa Fe Square, Stowe says the company has several other projects in the works.

Robert Leikam of American Residential Group

Greg Oliphant and Jeff Hartman

SJS Hospitality operating partner Jeff Hartman, Ceja Corporation Chairman and Interak President Greg Oliphant and Interak CEO David Sharp are developing Hotel Indigo, part of the Santa Fe Square development in the Blue Dome District. Hartman, Oliphant and Sharp were project partners for Fairfield Inn & Suites, which includes 11,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, as well as a bar in the lobby. Hotel Indigo will break ground in May. “My business partners and I had such great success with the Fairfield Inn & Suites in the Brady Arts District that we sought out another opportunity in a similar area not being served by a hotel,” Hartman says.

American Residential Group

American Residential Group began developing property in downtown Tulsa in the late ’90s with Renaissance Uptown at 11th Street and Denver Avenue – “It was hard to convince lenders and investors on why that would be well received,” ARG President Robert Leikam says. The company has stayed active developing downtown projects, including Tribune Lofts, The Edge at East Village and now The View, located near ONEOK Field. “It’ll be special,” Leikam says. “We’re confident The View will be the finest multifamily project in the region.”

Cornerstone Development

Cornerstone has already developed several major projects in OKC and is expanding its portfolio with The Steelyard, a mixed-use development center that will include retail space, apartments and hotels. In addition, Cornerstone President and CEO Gary Brooks and Texas contractor and developer Charlie Nicholas recently purchased the First National Center. Plans call for a hotel, retail space and residential spaces, and the renovations are expected to run about $200 million. The sale, announced in January 2016 and closed a year later, ends speculation about the future of the building, opened in 1931.

The Humphreys Co.

After developing Carlton Landing, a mixed-use master planned community on Eufala Lake, the company is taking a more urban approach to its next project, the Wheeler District. The planned community, which made its mark on the OKC skyline when it purchased and placed the former Santa Monica Ferris Wheel on the south bank of the Oklahoma River, will combine retail and residences ranging from townhomes to “tiny homes.” The project is the first recent development to stretch south of the Oklahoma River.

Apartment and Townhouse Complexes

Oklahoma City

  • Avana Arts District Apartments
    301 N. Walker Ave.
  • Carnegie Centre
    131 Dean A. McGee Ave.
  • Central Avenue Villas
    444 N. Central Ave.
  • The Civic
    627 Couch Drive
  • Claremont Apartments
    425 NW 12th St.
  • Commons on Classen
    1320 Classen Drive
  • Deep Deuce at Bricktown Apartments
    314 NE Second St.
  • The Edge at Midtown
    1325 N. Walker Ave.
  • Fifth Avenue Lofts
    601 N. Broadway Ave.
  • The Florence
    429 NW 11th St.
  • Francis Residential
    1217 N. Francis Ave.
  • The Garage Loft Apartments
    113 NW 13th St.
  • Hadden Hall
    215 NW 10th St.
  • Harvey Lofts
    1209 N. Harvey Ave.
  • The Haven
    601 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
  • The Hill at Bricktown
    220 Russell M. Perry Ave
  • Level Urban Apartments
    123 NE Second St.
  • Lift Apartments
    801 NW 10th St.
  • The Marion Hotel Apartments
    110 NW 10th St.
  • The Mayfair
    1315 N. Broadway Place
  • The Maywood Apartments
    425 N. Oklahoma Ave.
  • Memory Lane Apartments
    509 NW Seventh St.
  • The Metropolitan Apartments
    800 N. Oklahoma Ave.
  • The Montgomery Downtown
    500 W. Main St.
  • The Mosaic
    321 N. Oklahoma Ave.
  • Park Harvey Apartments
    200 N. Harvey Ave.
  • The Regency
    333 NW Fifth St.
  • The Sieber Residences
    1309 N. Hudson Ave.
  • Twelve Twelve Building
    1212 N. Walker Ave.
  • Wesley Village Apartments
    300 NW 12th St.


  • Art Deco Lofts and Apartments
    2 W. Sixth St.
  • Best Tulsa Condo
    410 W. Seventh St.
  • The Blair Apartments
    614 S. Elwood Ave.
  • Central Park
    410 and 450 W. Seventh St.
  • Coliseum Apartments
    625 S. Elgin Ave.
  • East End Village
    414 E. Fourth St.
  • The Edge at East Village
    211 S. Greenwood Ave.
  • GreenArch
    10 N. Greenwood Ave.
  • Harrington Lofts
    724 S. Main St.
  • Mayo 420 Apartments
    420 S. Main St.
  • The Merida
    522 S. Boston Ave.
  • Metro at Brady
    10 E. Archer St.
  • Palace Building Apartments
    324 S. Main St.
  • Philtower Lofts
    427 S. Boston Ave.
  • Renaissance Uptown
    1000 S. Denver Ave.
  • Tribune Lofts
    20 E. Archer St.
  • Y Lofts
    515 S. Denver Ave.

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