Building a Better Community
Creative Solutions to Complex Real Estate Challenges
We aim to find balance in social, economic, and environmental factors through the projects we create. Current land development projects include Terra Gardens in Horace, ND and Prairie Parkway in Moorhead MN. Historic renovation projects include the Front St Taproom at 614 Main Ave and a current renovation of 716 Main Ave – a building that pre-dates statehood.
President Justin Berg has worked in real estate since 2006. Starting in residential sales, Justin has compiled various experiences over his tenure in real estate: home flipping, historic renovations, commercial sales, land acquisition/sales, residential land development, and co-development of a new apartment build. Raised in Fargo-Moorhead, Justin is now raising his 3 girls with his wife, Christine Berg, also from Moorhead.
Grassroots Developments’ processes to establish balanced projects for community, end user, and investor are growing with the company. Activation by using the full space available in land or building to allow access and connectivity are paramount. Preservation of historical elements or tributes to past history are executed on historic renovations to make these projects truly special. Giving people the ability to interact and yet the privacy sometimes desired is a factor. The implementation of natural elements into the design are also focused on.
Grassroots considers the economic factors to create equitable opportunity for home ownership as well as for local businesses to be able to afford rent while filling needs for culture and entertainment that do not always recordableshow up on a financial statement.
Grassroots is growing into the implementation of honoring the environment in design. Extensive research in solar arrays, geothermal installations, industrial hemp building materials are in process. The mindset that amenities can be shared by community and thus, reserve resource is engrained. Life cycle costs and refurbishing of materials are considered in design.