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Arvada, CO 80005


Hunter Development Group specializes in due diligence, permit expediting, tenant coordination, utility research and coordination, and development consulting for private and corporate sector clients all across the US and Canada.  From our offices in Dallas and Denver we have served national clients—including Chipotle, Noodles, Chili’s, Red Robin, Redbox and many more—helping them with every aspect related to concept roll-out and site development, from site identification to concept opening. 

With more than 30 years experience in commercial development, we recognize the importance of rent start dates, site delivery conditions, and sales weeks. We work to minimize risk, meet scheduling goals, and get you open for business. We get you on site, on time, with no surprises.

Executive Staff

Wendy Hunter, FOUNDER


Wendy Hunter has been working in construction management and commercial development in one form or another for more than 30 years. Wendy earned a BS in Pre-Architecture from the Innovational Projects Board of the State University of New York at Binghamton, and studied Historic Preservation at Columbia University in New York. Wendy worked in-house with the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation in DC, the Washington DC Region of McDonalds Corporation, and Brinker International, before starting HDGroup in 1998. Wendy has a passion for successfully guiding companies through the growing pains of concept roll-out, and cross-training team members from real estate, construction, and legal, in the development process. HDGroup was formed to help companies train and establish in-house development teams, creating procedures and methods of successful and consistent concept growth unique to the specific needs of each  client. A resident of Colorado, Wendy loves to give new life to existing residential and commercial properties, traveling, and being "Mimi"  to her grandchildren. 


Melanie Bagley, VP Development


Melanie Bagley is a native Texan, who earned a BS in Construction Technology at the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Melanie also served as the President of Delta Gamma, the oldest and largest women’s fraternity in the US, known for its philanthropic endeavors towards the visually impaired and for US Veterans. Upon graduation, Melanie returned to the Dallas area, where she has been working alongside Wendy Hunter at HDGroup since 2005, and serves now as Vice President of Development.  In this role, Melanie oversees individual client projects while generating strong relationships with both colleagues and consultants to encourage production and growth within HDGroup, as well as for our clients. Melanie has a background in residential construction, which is where she met her groom, Clay, a high-end residential builder. Melanie enjoys home remodeling, interior decorating and golfing, if time allows.  Melanie and Clay have three                                                              precious children, and reside in Dallas.


Melissa BALCERAK, Senior Project Manager


Melissa Balcerak is a Colorado resident, educated at the University of North Texas, in a combined major of English and History. For 13 years, Melissa successfully owned and operated a 137-acre farm before moving into the world of court reporting, licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. HDGroup was fortunate enough to recruit Melissa away from the courtrooms of Texas in 2009, to build the utility research and coordination division of our company. As a Senior Project Manager, Mel is dedicated in her client services, each of who depend upon her expertise to directly impact their operating weeks. Having relocated to Colorado with HDGroup in 2011, Mel and her husband are avid fans of snowshoeing, hiking, tennis and golf.