Our Story

We've come back to our roots.

Since our founder, Trent Michels, left Oregon in 2010, every step of his journey has brought him closer to home. From military service to law enforcement officer to real estate developer, Trent is giving back to the community that made him who he is. There’s nothing we love more than our home, and we will do everything we can to ensure these communities and our neighborhoods stay beautiful.

Our Mission

We are family-oriented people passionate about creating a better Oregon. We look to revitalize our Northwestern culture and economic vitality through meaningful real estate development. We know our communities and neighborhoods better than anyone, and we won’t let outside developers dictate the future of the places we love.


We are for the people of Oregon.

Core Values

Core Values


We build places for people, not cars.

For decades, developers have put cars first, and eliminated pedestrians from our environment. We’re flipping that on its head and bringing back the foot traffic that makes our communities livable and vibrant. We choose people over cars, any day.


We create dynamic spaces for dynamic people.

We’re thinking outside the box and tossing out dated single-use spaces. It’s all about mix-use development, and we’re creating dynamic environments that serve a variety of people with a variety of activities. Relationships, community, and social interaction, it’s all coming back.


Let’s be neighbors again.

Our design process takes us back to proven development strategies that have made for strong communities for centuries. We’re building with tried & true elements such as narrow streets, alleyways, front porches, and shared spaces.


We’re here to make an impact, but not on the natural environment.

Our neighborhoods are in it for the long haul, and that means we prioritize sustainable best practices. Through a bit of technology and intentionality with our resources, we look to conserve materials and minimize our impact on the natural world.


We’re out here, and we’re thriving.

At the end of the day, we’re building vibrant communities that people are proud to be a part of. Our communities are authentic and support subculture. We prioritize amenities, a safe environment, and opportunities for spontaneous social interaction.

Trent Michels

Trent Michels grew up in Salem, Oregon and is the founder of FuND. In 2010, he graduated from Sprague High School and left home for West Point in New York. After serving in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer, and later as a law enforcement officer, Trent found his calling as a real estate developer, bringing core values of Duty and Honor back to the community that made him who he is today.

When Trent isn’t working on his latest development project, you can find him playing with his kids, exercising, reading a good book, or spending time with his beautiful wife, Lindsay. And if there isn’t a cup of coffee in his hand, please ask if everything is alright.