About Us

Leadership Team
From Left: Harry Doyle, Hugh O'Hagan, Justin Doyle, TJ Jacobs, and Ryan Doyle


Blackbird is a transformative real estate development company with over 50 employees based out of Des Moines, Iowa with just over $1 billion in development. The company is a benevolent corporation with development expertise serving mission-aligned organizations to best utilize and leverage their land assets to create revenue streams and retention of properties. Since the founding of Blackbird in 2013, the company has seven completed development projects with an average project size of $28,500,000.


As of 2020, Blackbird has active development work in three states, with a robust pipeline of projects to expand nationwide. Blackbird has started the path the complete the company’s passion which is to transform, influence, and improve every person’s life they encounter.

The majority of projects within Blackbird’s portfolio tie their mission into social benefits such as:

Affordable Housing
Senior Living
Student Housing
Ministry Growth


The five founding partners, Justin Doyle, Harry Doyle, Ryan Doyle, Hugh O’Hagan, and TJ Jacobs all share the same belief; by providing transformative real estate that positively impacts individual life, it is not only good for the individual but great for the community.

In 2019, Joe Teeling was appointed President of Blackbird Investments. He has served in the insurance and financial services industry for over 38 years. He most recently served as the Chairman and CEO of Bearence Management Group, which he co-founded and grew to a top 200 US insurance broker. Outside of his professional career, Joe is the co-founder and current Board President for Iowa Catholic Radio, co-founder of Legatus Des Moines Chapter, a former board member for the Mercy Foundation, and current member of the St. Augustin Foundation Finance Council, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Holy Sepulchre, and the Serra Club.

Impacting Communities Through

Transformative Real Estate Projects