Who we are

Blackbird is a real estate development company based out of Des Moines, Iowa with just over $1 billion in development. The company is founded on the premise that every human being is entitled to live where their maximum potential can be met, through dwelling spaces, communities, and employment opportunities that reflect their values.

The five partners, Justin Doyle, Harry Doyle, Ryan Doyle, Hugh O’Hagan, and TJ Jacobs all share the same belief; everyone is entitled to safe, clean, and affordable housing. The majority of projects within Blackbird’s portfolio tie their mission into social benefits for the community in which it resides. The company focus has created a philanthropic spark and has led to the exponential growth of over 50 employees since Blackbird formed in 2013. Justin Doyle, President of Blackbird, has attributed much of the company’s success to the talent of his staff and forming good business partnerships with those who see eye-to-eye when it comes to the desire of improving communities and leaving a better world for our children.

This residential development consists of a nearly 10-acre site on Ottumwa’s north side. These for-sale homes at St. Joseph's Square will target pent-up demand at the higher end of the market. The layout and feel of the development is designed to blend into the surrounding neighborhood.