Meet The Team

Matt Midden

Owner

Born and raised in St Louis. Matt started Midden Development Group, LLC in 2019 with his focus on helping distressed homeowners and rejuvenating communities through the St Louis area. Since then he has bought and sold over 300 properties in the St Louis & St Charles markets working diligently with sellers to truly create a win-win situation in every transaction. Matt and the team at Midden Development Group, LLC take pride in treating every renovation they do as if it were their own and proudly stand behind every project they complete.  Matt is also founder of St Louis Homebuyers, LLC which is a residential re-development company focused on building custom homes in the St Louis area. In his free time Matt enjoys going to the gym, reading self improvement books and spending quality time with his wife and two kids.

Matt Midden

Owner

Born and raised in St Louis. Matt started Midden Development Group, LLC in 2019 with his focus on helping distressed homeowners and rejuvenating communities through the St Louis area. Since then he has bought and sold over 300 properties in the St Louis & St Charles markets working diligently with sellers to truly create a win-win situation in every transaction. Matt and the team at Midden Development Group, LLC take pride in treating every renovation they do as if it were their own and proudly stand behind every project they complete.  Matt is also founder of St Louis Homebuyers, LLC which is a residential re-development company focused on building custom homes in the St Louis area. In his free time Matt enjoys going to the gym, reading self improvement books and spending quality time with his wife and two kids.

JoLee Malkowicz

Lead Designer

JoLee broke into real estate three years ago, quickly learning that the intricacies and pace of a real estate transaction would keep any seasoned agent on their toes. She surrounded herself with top-producing colleagues drawing from their strengths and best practices. Her integrity and work ethic has not gone unnoticed, earning her the trust of family, friends, real estate investors and peers. Nearly all of JoLee’s client network is referral driven!

JoLee's personal beliefs align with those of her brokerage, Circa Properties: passion for small business, neighborhoods of character, and community mindfulness. The pairing is a perfect fit!  As they say, you’re as good as the people you surround yourself with. She’s learned her craft, she knows our communities inside and out, and does what it takes to get her clients to the closing table with ease!

JoLee Malkowicz

Lead Designer

JoLee broke into real estate three years ago, quickly learning that the intricacies and pace of a real estate transaction would keep any seasoned agent on their toes. She surrounded herself with top-producing colleagues drawing from their strengths and best practices. Her integrity and work ethic has not gone unnoticed, earning her the trust of family, friends, real estate investors and peers. Nearly all of JoLee’s client network is referral driven!

JoLee's personal beliefs align with those of her brokerage, Circa Properties: passion for small business, neighborhoods of character, and community mindfulness. The pairing is a perfect fit!  As they say, you’re as good as the people you surround yourself with. She’s learned her craft, she knows our communities inside and out, and does what it takes to get her clients to the closing table with ease!

Heather Rootz

Office Manager

Heather is the newest member of the Midden Development gamily family. Heather lives in Lake St Louis with her husband of 9 years and 4 year old son. She has a twin sister, 5 brothers in law and 4 sisters in law. They enjoy spending time together BBQing and playing board games. In her free time, you can find her reading the news or listening to a podcast! Her family had the pleasure of building their first home in 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed the house building process from choosing floor plan to design finishes. She paid close attention to detail during the process and made sure the build was done on time and everything was done correctly. She wishes to bring that same feeling to the home buyers at Midden Development Group, LLC.

Heather graduated from Missouri State University and University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Heather Rootz

Office Manager

Heather is the newest member of the Midden Development gamily family. Heather lives in Lake St Louis with her husband of 9 years and 4 year old son. She has a twin sister, 5 brothers in law and 4 sisters in law. They enjoy spending time together BBQing and playing board games. In her free time, you can find her reading the news or listening to a podcast! Her family had the pleasure of building their first home in 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed the house building process from choosing floor plan to design finishes. She paid close attention to detail during the process and made sure the build was done on time and everything was done correctly. She wishes to bring that same feeling to the home buyers at Midden Development Group, LLC.

Heather graduated from Missouri State University and University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Mike Marshall

Project Manager

Mike joined the Midden Development Group, LLC family in early 2020 with a long history of construction under his belt. Having previously worked for some of the biggest builders in St Louis, Mike brings a high level of expertise to the home building and renovation process. Mike is in charge of managing all of the renovation projects, making sure all facets of the project are done correctly, on time and on budget. In his free time you can find Mike hanging out by his fire pit, bar-b-queing and spending time with his wife and 6 kids. You may also find Mike running around with his grandkids or chasing down one of his home grown chickens.

Mike Marshall

Project Manager

Mike joined the Midden Development Group, LLC family in early 2020 with a long history of construction under his belt. Having previously worked for some of the biggest builders in St Louis, Mike brings a high level of expertise to the home building and renovation process. Mike is in charge of managing all of the renovation projects, making sure all facets of the project are done correctly, on time and on budget. In his free time you can find Mike hanging out by his fire pit, bar-b-queing and spending time with his wife and 6 kids. You may also find Mike running around with his grandkids or chasing down one of his home grown chickens.

Jai Melendez

Head of Acquisitions

After spending the last several years as a car salesman Jai joined the St Louis Homebuyers & Midden Development Group, LLC family in mid 2021 as the Head of Acquisitions. Having 26 siblings (yes you read that correct), Jai prides himself in being a family man with a lovely wife and a young beautiful girl he goes home to every night. Jai is also a former cook, marine, personal trainer and software developer. He built his first computer at the age of 15. If we were to hand out "The Most Interesting Man In The World" award it would go to Jai. 

Jai Melendez

Head of Acquisitions

After spending the last several years as a car salesman Jai joined the St Louis Homebuyers & Midden Development Group, LLC family in mid 2021 as the Head of Acquisitions. Having 26 siblings (yes you read that correct), Jai prides himself in being a family man with a lovely wife and a young beautiful girl he goes home to every night. Jai is also a former cook, marine, personal trainer and software developer. He built his first computer at the age of 15. If we were to hand out "The Most Interesting Man In The World" award it would go to Jai. 

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