160 years of History
— Reimagined for
the Next Century

About Five Points Development Corporation

Above all else, we are placemakers first, carefully considering the WHY and HOW of every place and property we touch. We believe placemaking is about creating places with real character while preserving and enhancing existing neighborhood spaces.

In fact, we chose our company’s name as an homage to the original Five Points Development Corporation, which was founded in the 1920s and played an influential role in the neighborhood. As a Black-owned company responsible for most of the Black-led development work in the Five Points neighborhood during the 1920s through the 1950s, the original Five Points Development Corporation serves as an inspiration for our modern-day mission.

We thoughtfully examine every detail of a project to ensure its distinction and legacy in the community. And our core values—Integrity, Diversity, Quality, Sustainability, and Innovation—are carried through to every place we build.

Five Points Development Corporation was founded by Matthew Burkett and is a subsidiary of The Flyfisher Group.

Our Team

The passion and hands-on approach to placemaking that Five Points Development Corporation is known for starts with our people.

Alison Dorsey

Construction Project Executive

Alison Dorsey, Five Points Development Corporation’s Construction Project Executive for the Flyfisher Group, is new to Denver, Colorado and excited to bring more than 15 years of experience to the team. Of all the neighborhoods to move to in Denver she intentionally chose the Five Points area and is eager to work and  contribute to the community.

Having had experience and exposure working in the 2nd largest city in the country, Los Angeles, California, Alison is excited to influence the evolution of a rich historical neighborhood like Five Points. She’s thrilled to be part of a team that values culture. “I’ve worked on to numerous projects around the worldand I’m happy and honored to bring that experience to the FPDC team, the construction team specifically, as we revive many of the beloved historic structures including the Rossonian. We aim to bring out the best of the best.”

Alison recently received the New Black Business Leaders award presented by the Denver Metro Black Chamber of Commerce. She has also been added to the Five Points Development team in the Historical area in Denver.
She loves traveling, arts and designing. She is an active member in the 9 Percent Group (Female percentage in construction) serves as Board Chair for the God Cares Charity in the Los Angeles, California.

Tanner Crawley

Financial Analyst

Tanner Crawley is Five Points Development Corporation’s Financial Analyst and brings more than 7 years of experience and a broad skillset including asset acquisition, underwriting, asset management, and opportunity zone expertise.

Tanner has always had a passion for real estate and became a licensed Realtor at the age of 18. While attaining a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University Tanner began to work for a local developer specializing in infill, residential, and modular development. As part of a small team Tanner had exposure to all aspects of the development process and assisted in sourcing off-market deals, coordinating subcontractors, raising capital, underwriting projects, and eventually divesture. In his first year they delivered five projects, up from two the year prior.

Upon graduation Tanner sought to relocate to a larger market. “Denver was an easy choice, it has all the same amenities I loved about Flagstaff and is a vibrant and emerging city full of opportunity”.

Tanner was also intentional about choosing Five Points to live and work in. “I wanted to be part of a great community and live in a diverse, historic, and exciting neighborhood. It is a great motivator to be working within your own community and it fills me with pride to know my work will leave a lasting legacy.”

Abraham Diarra

Property Manager

Abraham Diarra, Five Points Management’s Commercial Property Manager for the Flyfisher Group, is a Denver, Colorado resident that brings 5 years of Finance and Real Estate experience to the team. Originally from the East Coast, born in Washington D.C. and moving to New York City, Abraham has chosen to call Denver his home.

Abraham is a graduate from the University of Colorado (Boulder) – Leeds School of Business with an emphasis in Finance and a Certificate in Real Estate. Abraham started his career at Colorado Business Bank as an underwriter who focused on small business loans. He also worked with a Company called Mercy Housing – a non-profit organization that specializes in the development, preservation, and management of Affordable Housing nationally. As an Asset Management Analyst for the National Portfolio Management team, he was exposed to different markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other parts of Southern California. “This was a great experience for me. I have a deep passion for helping those that are less fortunate, and I was able to do this across the nation. Even though this was a great experience, I believe the revitalization of the Historical Five Points neighborhood will be an even better one.” Abraham is excited to tap into his entrepreneurial spirit and be a part of a diverse team that values culture.

Although Abraham is not new to Colorado, he is new to the Five Points neighborhood. “I had no idea that there was so much African American history in Five Points. How could I miss something so special?” After his tenure at Colorado Business Bank and Mercy Housing Abraham realized how important community and small businesses mean to him and this has become his main focus.

In Abraham’s spare time he loves to travel, cook, and watch sports.

Our Partners

Five Points Development Corporation is only as strong as our people and partnerships, and we are tremendously proud of our local partners that help bring our mission to life.

Lincoln Hills Cares

Lincoln Hills Cares develops the next generation of young leaders through outdoor education and recreation, cultural history exploration and workforce advancement. Thier programs empower youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity, due to economic, social or family circumstances.

Contact:
lincolnhillscares.com

Impact Empowerment Group

Lead by Nick Dawkins, Impact Empowerment Group continues the mission of the Prodigal Son Initiative of strengthening and building communities by providing youth and families the positive tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Their vision is to see thousands of children will grow up in safe, beautiful communities where they can become highly successful leaders of peace by helping build their community through Servant Leader principles.

Contact:
impactempowermentinc.org

Junior Achievment

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides programs for students which focus on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. Their goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice.

Contact:
jacolorado.org

NEXUS Summer Programs

NEXUS Summer Programs exist to provide college bound teens with the tools needed to thrive on campus. Alongside a focus of both academic and career development, NEXUS also provides immersive experiences in self-discovery including socio-emotional development techniques that embolden each student’s confidence in themselves.

Contact:
nexus-program.com

Urban Leadership Foundation

The Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit is one of Colorado’s most recognized and accomplished leadership organizations within the Denver metro area. ULF Colorado has a rich history of not only providing quality leadership training but also facilitating the advancement of our future business, political and community leaders.

Contact:
ulfcolorado.org