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  • Davenport Bank Apartments //

    Acquired in 2005, The Davenport Bank Apartments is on the National Register for Historic Places as the American Commercial and Savings Bank building.

  • Waterloo Courier Building //

    Waterloo Courier building is a three story office building built in 1998 and is comprised of approximately 53,462 total square feet.

  • KONE Centre //

    In 2010, FDP closed on the KONE Centre project, a mixed use 9 story building which utilized $30 million in New Market Tax Credit Allocation.

  • Mississippi Plaza Building //

    Developed and built by the Ryan Companies in 2003, this building consists of 97,040 total square feet of class “A” office space.

  • Union Arcade Building //

    The Union Arcade Apartments building offers 68 loft, studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartment units.

  • Davenport Bank Apartments //

    The Davenport Bank Apartments building is on the National Register for Historic Places as the American Commercial and Savings Bank building.

  • KONE Centre elevator //

    This project has retained the city of Moline with approximately 425 full-time jobs and $11 million of annual payroll.

  • KONE Centre //

  • KONE Centre //

  • KONE Centre Cityscape //


Managed and majority owned by Rodney Blackwell, Financial District Properties (FDP) develops, manages and owns properties that are primarily located in the Midwest. These properties are located primarily in Moline, IL; Rock Island, IL; Davenport, IA and Waterloo, IA. FDP owns, manages, maintains and leases over $150 million of real estate.

FDP has a history of working in partnership with local governments to expand city development efforts and contribute to the municipality’s long-term economic plans. FDP utilizes unique funding sources including new market tax credits, historic tax credits, brownfield grants, HUD insured financing, syndication financing, as well as conventional mortgages and bonds. FDP has a strong commitment to utilizing energy-efficiency and sustainability in its building designs and development projects. Some techniques it has employed include solar panels, low VOC coatings, adhesives and sealants, bamboo paneling, and the use of recycled materials. FDP has more than a decade long relationship with Ryan Companies and has used them as the contractor on the majority of their construction projects.


Development Projects Past & Present

In 2010, FDP closed on the $40 million KONE Centre project, a mixed-use 8 story building which utilitized $30 million in NMTC allocation coupled with Midwestern Disaster Relief Bonds. At the time, it was the first and only occurrence of these funding sources being utilized jointly. The project was the first ever LEED Platinum core and shell building in the state of Illinois.

In May 2015, FDP finished the $17 million Union Arcade project, converting a hundred year-old commercial office building in downtown Davenport into 68 market rate apartments. The building employed historic tax credits and maintained historic building features and standards. The building was at 97% occupancy within two months after construction completion. This building was backed by HUD financing and has been nominated for a J. Timothy Anderson award, for excellence in historic rehabilitation, and a Design Build Institute of America award in the DBIA Renovation Category. (

Other development projects include the $40 million transformation of a former Deere warehouse on the TechWorks campus in Waterloo, IA into a 168 unit hotel, John Deere training center and a Black Oak Grill restaurant. The hotel is adjacent to the recently opened John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum.


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