For Immediate Release

Gardner Welcomes Mackenzie Jellum as Partner, Multifamily Development

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, November 6, 2023 — Gardner, a renowned commercial real estate developer and management company, adds Mackenzie Jellum to its team as Partner, Multifamily Development. With a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross, Mackenzie brings over 15 years of experience specializing in multifamily development. 

Before joining Gardner, Mackenzie served as the Director of Real Estate Development for Bridge Investment Group, where she successfully managed joint venture developments, overseeing both predevelopment and construction activities for more than 6,000 units across the country. Prior to that, she held the position of Development Director for Alliance Residential in Denver, CO, where she played a pivotal role in the development of over 2,500 apartment units with a total capitalization exceeding $600 million. Mackenzie’s commitment to excellence and her ability to foster a collaborative working environment make her an invaluable addition to Gardner’s multifamily development team.

Gardner, a trusted developer known for its sustainable designs and community-focused investments, boasts a diverse portfolio encompassing multifamily residential, medical, retail, office, mixed-use, industrial, senior living centers, and public facilities. Having developed over 30 million square feet of real estate, Gardner is dedicated to addressing the increased demand for rental housing in the wake of rising home prices, as reported by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Gardner’s active efforts in expanding apartment offerings in Utah’s Wasatch Front and Boise, Idaho, reflect its commitment to meeting the growing demand in two of the nation’s fastest-growing markets while exploring opportunities to provide more affordable housing in both states. With over $4 billion in its development pipeline, Gardner’s investment priorities include a strong focus on the construction of multifamily housing to cater to the evolving needs of its communities.

For more information about Gardner’s multifamily development projects and Mackenzie Jellum’s role, please visit Gardner’s website or contact her at

About Gardner

Gardner is a full-service commercial real estate development and management company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices in Boise, ID and Henderson, NV. Gardner has developed over 30-million square feet of commercial properties spanning retail centers, multi-family residential, office, industrial, medical campuses, and senior living. The real estate company is part of Gardner Group, which builds better communities through thoughtful, sustainable practices in developing and managing real estate, renewable energy and investing in innovation.

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