Milhaus promotes company veteran Jake Dietrich

August 12, 2019

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INDIANAPOLIS—Aug. 8, 2019—Milhaus, an award-winning developer, owner and operator of secondary market, Class A urban infill, mixed-use and multifamily residential buildings, today announces company veteran Jake Dietrich has been promoted to vice president of development to lead growth efforts in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and soon-to-be Columbus markets.

“Jake has been a key team member since we started the company and was the obvious choice to lead this market and our expansion effort in Columbus,” says Milhaus CEO Tadd Miller. “Our team specializes in developing mixed-use products in urban core Opportunity Zones, and we see the Columbus market as one that’s robust for these types of projects. In addition, the geographic proximity provides easy access to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, where we have teams currently working on projects.”

Milhaus has had three projects in the Cincinnati market: Gantry in Northside was sold in 2017; Poste in Walnut Hills is currently under construction and will open this fall; and the recently announced Artistry Cincinnati is in development. In Pittsburgh, a second phase of Arsenal 201 is in development.

Dietrich joined Milhaus in 2011. Prior to this promotion, he was working as director of development managing aspects of projects including site identification, concept design, zoning and approvals, design, engineering, feasibility and more. He has led development of over 1,800 units and $320 millon worth of mixed-use, multi-family and for-sale residential real estate in Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Cincinnati urban neighborhoods. His work includes Milhaus projects Circa, 747, The MK, Gantry and Vim+Vigor.

Dietrich graduated cum laude from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and development and earned a degree from Indiana University's McKinney School of Law. He frequently serves as a guest lecturer and juror for BSU’s College of Artchitecture and Planning. He is active nationally with the Urban Land Institute serving as a member of a ULI Commercial & Retail Product Council and the local advisory board of the ULI Indiana District Council. In Indianapolis, he is a board member of the Greater Virginia Avenue Corridor Economic Improvement District and volunteers for several other community-based initiatives.

“Milhaus has grown into an industry leader throughout the Midwest by transforming neighborhoods and building a company that demands innovation. I am blessed to have been a part of that journey, and am excited to lead the next chapter as we expand into Columbus and grow our impact in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati,” says Dietrich. 

Milhaus is a privately held company with a team of over 200 professionals working in eleven markets across the country. The majority of employees live and work in Indianapolis, Ind., the Milhaus headquarters. The company has projects in Indianapolis, Ind.; Cincinnati, Oh.; Kansas City, Mo.; Oklahoma City, OK; Memphis, Tenn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tampa, Fla.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Bonita Springs, Fla. Milhaus targets Tier II cities with populations between 750,000 and 2 million people. The current portfolio includes over 29 properties, in nine states and nearly nearly 6,000 units with nearly 200,000 square feet of retail space.