Heart Of America Group Development


Heart of America Group has systematically evolved into one of the Midwest’s premier hospitality and real estate development companies. Heart of America leverages a highly engaged team who is able to lead all aspects and phases of a project from start to finish under one company – from conceptualization to implementation, including award winning design, construction and management.

Best Hospitality Architecture Firm – Midwest USA
Best Iowa Boutique Hotel Design: Hotel Renovo – Urbandale

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Commercial


Contact Chris Whalen for leasing information. [email protected] or 563.505.3069

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Prairie Crossing
Altoona, IA

This charming super-regional open-air power center will introduce a collection of the nation’s finest retailers and businesses to the central and eastern Iowa markets. At the center of the development is The Outlets of Des Moines, a 300,000 square foot retail center. This shopping destination is surrounded by nearly 500,000 square feet of addition retail and commercial space, restaurants and hotels. Prairie and Wrightian features are incorporated into the large pedestrian walkways, calm water features and unique storefronts. The hardscape, lighting and signage follow the same Craftsman design. Prairie Crossing will satisfy the retail demand that has been building for many years in the central and eastern Iowa markets.

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East Village Des Moines

East Village
Des Moines, IA

Des Moines’s Historic East Village is located across the river from Downtown Des Moines and boasts an eclectic mix of dining, nightlife and shopping as well as a mix of commercial and residential spaces. Heart of America Group has made the East Village home for its Des Moines Operations Support Center, and has a mix commercial and residential property available for lease.

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Elmore Marketplace Davenport, IA

Elmore Marketplace
Davenport, IA

With a nod to new urbanism, Elmore Marketplace integrates hotel, restaurant and retail space seamlessly. Anchored by a 104 room Holiday Inn & Suites featuring The J-Bar, a Heart of America Group concept with high-end bar fare and specialty drinks, a hot spot for travelers and locals alike. The retail space is anchored by DSW Shoes alongside Gap Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Charming Charlie, Carter’s, Lane Bryant, and Pier 1 Imports. Beauty Brands sits just south of the hotel, with Mattress Firm, Loft and Fleet Feet on the west side of the lot along to Elmore Avenue. HomeGoods coming soon!

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Historic Sears Building in downtown Moline, IL

Historic Sears Building
Moline, IL

The historic Sears Building built in 1928, featuring open floor plans and high ceilings, was suited for the display and storage of retail goods. The building’s original tenant was Sears Roebuck who operated the building until 1957 when it was taken over by Barnett’s House of Fireplaces. Heart of America Group is renovating the space for commercial rental use. The renovation will maintain the integrity of the historical building, while adding new windows and skylights to bring light into the space, as well as modernizing the mechanical and electric systems in the building. The renovated building will also include a new exterior entrance with convenient access to the parking deck. The building will also include storage in the basement. This renovation will continue the legacy of the Historic Sears Building, and keep it in tact as one of the best storefronts in Downtown Moline.

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Hotels


Tapestry Collection by Hilton -  Moline, Illinois

The Axis Hotel
Moline, Illinois

Projected opening is 2019
The Axis Hotel will be a historical destination with timeless charm and character. Guests staying at The Axis Hotel will be able to celebrate the history of Downtown Moline by uniting the two eras of progress – the past and the future. With up to 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space and 104 unique guest rooms, The Axis Hotel will be the cornerstone of memories and new experiences in the Downtown Moline area. Guests who stay at the Axis will get the opportunity to step into not only a hotel but will also get to experience the era in which the hotel flourished. The first floor of the building will highlight The Fifth Avenue Syndicate – our newest concept that will feature classic speakeasy nostalgic mixology and inventive chef cuisine reminiscent of the 1920’s. The mood, design, dress and menu will all create an iconic experience – an ideal place for lunch, happy hour or dinner – for both hotel guests and local patrons.

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Revel Hotel
Urbandale, Iowa

Projected opening Spring 2019
The Revel Hotel, a new and upcoming boutique hotel in the greater Des Moines area, will celebrate the heritage of the heartland by showcasing a contemporary Iowa. Located at Living History Farms, an iconic Iowa landmark, the Revel Hotel will showcase design features emblematic of industrial farming. It will have many unique characteristics, including its juxtaposition of natural elements with bright colors and contemporary aesthetics that will all pay tribute to the patterns and textures of the American farm landscape. This boutique hotel will feature 110 guest rooms and a meeting space that can accommodate up to 48 guests. A pool table, lounge and full-service bar will bring the American patio social culture indoors – all complemented by modern Midwest hospitality. The soothing organic touches and regional artwork displayed will have everything you need after enjoying a day of urban exploration. You’ll feel right at home in our neighborhood.

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Hyatt Place
Altoona, Iowa

Projected opening Summer 2020
More information coming soon.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites
Davenport, Iowa

Projected opening Fall 2020
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Hilton Garden Inn in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Courtyard By Marriot
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Opening 2020
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Hilton Garden Inn in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

AC Hotel
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Opening 2020
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Restaurants


Burger Shed - Altoona, IA

Burger Shed
Altoona, IA

Projected opening Summer 2019
Heart of America’s newest concept under development—the Burger Shed—will be a nod to the roots of the company’s first restaurant, The Machine Shed. The Burger Shed will serve a menu of Shed favorites, specialty burgers, craft beer and handcrafted shakes. The proposed plans for the restaurant include 9,000 square feet of indoor dining and a two level outdoor dining space with lakefront views.

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Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Moline, Illinois

Projected opening 2019
Located in the The Axis Hotel, The Fifth Avenue Syndicate is Heart of America Group’s newest restaurant concept in development. The Syndicate Social Club will honor the cocktail culture of the 1920’s – featuring classic nostalgic mixology and inventive chef cuisine. The Syndicate Social Club is named after the group of business and professional men known as “the syndicate” who funded and planned the Fifth Avenue Building project. Fifth Avenue Syndicate will be a large part of portraying the 1920’s experience for guests of The Axis – by being the focal part of the lobby. The mood, design, dress and menu will all create an iconic experience – an ideal place for breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner – for both hotel guests and local patrons.

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Hilton Garden Inn in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

The Republic On Third
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Opening 2020
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Hilton Garden Inn in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Opening 2020
More information coming soon.