Who We Are

United Community Developers is a real estate development firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Our key focus is in developing multi-family, rental apartments, and commercial spaces.

At United Community Developers, we believe in integrity, accountability, and diversity. We foster long-lasting, respectful business relationships with our customers, consultants, trades, and partners. This approach has driven our ongoing success and supported our reputation for leaving a lasting positive impact on both people and the community.

Our Mission

Commit to long-term value creation for our shareholders, business partners, and employees with sound and visionary leadership. Gain a deep understanding of the needs of our customers, and demonstrate the enthusiasm and drive to fulfill their dreams.

Lawrence Jatsek

Mr. Jatsek has been involved in real estate investment and development for over 30 years. Mr. Jatsek worked as a laborer and carpenter during his high school and college days gaining invaluable hands on field experience which laid the groundwork for the next 27 years in the real estate industry.

After obtaining a degree in Business and Operations Management from The Ohio State University, he moved to California where he worked with large commercial
contractors before starting his own general contracting and development company which included, general contracting of complex projects and ground up development in the San Francisco Bay Area.

With substantial involvement on over 155 million worth of real estate assets, Mr. Jatsek brings extensive experience in real estate investment and development involving high-rise, commercial and residential construction projects. He has developed and exited over $35 million worth of assets of his own real estate development projects. Mr. Jatsek holds a BS in Business Administration and Operations Management from The Ohio State University, is a licensed general contractor and a licensed real estate professional.

Wayne Jatsek

Founding member of United Community Developers, Wayne began his journey into the heavy highway, infrastructure, and site development sector in 1998.

With extensive experience in single family, multifamily, educational, office, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and retail development, Wayne’s responsibilities included, construction administration, contract negotiation, chief estimator, budgeting, and staffing.

As an alumnus of The Ohio State University, Wayne enjoys golfing, working out, and of course…. Buckeye Nation!

A Brecksville, Ohio resident since 1999, Wayne is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys showing all what northeast Ohio has to offer.

Matthew C. Neff, P.E., P.S.

Matthew Neff is a third generation licensed civil engineer and land surveyor, following the footsteps of his father and grandfather. With over 40 years of experience on residential and commercial/industrial development projects in northeast Ohio, Matthew has an extensive portfolio that demonstrates his expertise and success in the development industry.

His projects range from apartment buildings, condominiums, and residential subdivisions to shopping centers, industrial parks, and large commercial/industrial facilities.

His academic accolades include a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.