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Our Story

IMPACT Development Management is so much bigger than a company name. It embodies the spirit, the ambition, and the remarkable talent of everyone on our team. We are relationship builders, opportunity seizers, problem solvers and community uplifters. But that doesn’t tell the whole story of how we bring people together and empower them to do great things. Or how we apply decades of knowledge, expertise, and innovative thinking to power projects forward.

With a mix of influences from years past, we celebrate the possibilities of our future. We’ve been around for a while, but the story of our future is just beginning.

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Our Mission. There is no guesswork. Our mission is evident in our name – to positively IMPACT people and communities through commercial development projects.

Our Vision.  We believe we can make a greater IMPACT by working alongside our partners in the sincere interest of our clients. And that’s why our vision is to be the premier development management firm driving collaborative advocacy for better outcomes.


Core Values

Our values represent our ideals.
It’s who we are, and how we work. It’s what you can expect when you partner with us
because our values guide our people and our business.
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Highly motivated, we bring passion and energy to the process.

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We bring order, purpose, accountability, and strategy to the table.

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Challenging the status quo, innovating, and pursuing better results for our projects and the industry.

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Identifying, prioritizing, and delivering on the goals of our clients and the communities touched by our projects.

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We assemble the right team and empower them to be masters of their trade.

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Challenging teams to push forward and see obstacles as opportunities.

History in the making



Founded by Bill Darden in 1999, Darden and Company managed the development of more than 100 office complexes, hotels, shopping centers, and condos throughout metro Atlanta.

A Solid Foundation

In January 2015, the company was selected to become Owner’s Representative for the development of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Following its successful delivery in August 2017, IMPACT has continued to provide ongoing services at the stadium and its sister facilities

A New Chapter

With big dreams and lofty goals, Jason Hughes, Matt Dale, and Kyle Taylor (pictured here), veterans of Darden and Company, purchased the firm in November 2018.

New Markets

In response to a marked uptick in opportunities, the firm began managing high-profile projects in the multifamily, hospitality, and commercial markets.

Pictured here: Bellyard Hotel

Growth & Acquisition

In August 2019, the company acquired Collins Project Management, Inc., one of the Southeast’s premier construction project management consulting firms whose primary markets included healthcare, K-12 and higher education, private clubs, faith-based, and SPLOST-funded projects.

Pictured here: Northside Hospital Cherokee Expansion and Renovation


In early 2021, the company received the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s Top Small Business Award, which celebrates the achievements of small businesses that contribute to the community’s vitality.

New Name, New Look, New Office – Same Great Team

On June 29, 2021, the company announced its new name, Impact Development Management. New branding reflected the company’s evolution, growth, and mission to bring companies and people together and positively impact communities through real estate development.

Read here to find out more about the rebrand.

Award-Winning Efforts

In 2022, the Construction Management Association of America South Atlantic Chapter (CMAA-SAC) recognized IMPACT for the project management and successful delivery of Atlanta Mission’s Restoration House, Westside Park, and TK Elevator’s Innovation & Qualification Center. Atlanta Mission: Restoration House was also awarded CMAA-SAC’s Project of the Year. Learn more about CMAA-SAC Awards here.

IMPACT also ranked #7 in Commercial Real Estate and #83 overall in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Awards. These awards are given to the City’s 100 fastest-growing companies across 11 main categories. Learn more about these annual awards here.

The Future is Bright

In 2023, IMPACT is excited to complete the Miller Electric Center in Jacksonville, FL. The first major component of The Shipyards mixed-use development, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice and training facility and headquarters, will be the epicenter of the team’s football operations.

Read more on these exciting projects our Insights Blog here: Sports Performance Center and the Shipyards Development.

Proud to be named a

2021 Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
Small Business of the Year

Community impact

Uplifting Communities. Sparking Positive Change.

Every project is rooted in community. And through our work we have an opportunity – or, as we see it, an obligation – to make a positive and lasting IMPACT. Workforce programs, education, sustainability, and health and wellness are a few of the community-centric efforts we support through our work.

In it for the long haul

Community Partnerships

Inclusivity Starts with Intention

We are intentional about creating an environment where our team members, partners and community advocates feel seen, heard, and valued.

We are intentional about fostering a sense of true belonging: uplifting the voices of underrepresented groups and expanding opportunities.

We are intentional about diversifying our teams and partnerships. Diverse perspectives fuel our ability to solve complex challenges.

We are intentional about collaborating with minority and women-owned businesses: reducing barriers to entry through proactive outreach.

We believe the best work happens when we support and champion one another. We are committed to continuously looking for ways to advance diversity, equity and inclusion within our company, industry and in the communities we serve.
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Our Difference

We make a greater
on people, communities, and results by collaborating intentionally with our partners in the sincere interest of our clients.