Our history

Urban Development Partners, LLC was created by merging a shared vision and mission of two independent teams

Equitable Development Consultants, L.L.P was created in 2002 with a focus on economic development to facilitate neighborhood revitalization. The company’s mission was to assist community-based organizations to expand economic opportunities and simultaneously embrace community-based economic development principles and outcomes. This mission was seeded on a firm commitment to build strong communities and create opportunities for all stakeholders.

In addition, the principal and managing partner of Equitable Development Consultants, LLC leveraged its strategic partnerships to provide real estate brokerage services, focusing on site acquisition and land assemblage for its New Jersey based clientele.

Three years later, HDS Home & Design, LLC was formed by Trevor Vaughan, as a general contracting business licensed in both New York and New Jersey to acquire, renovate, and construct affordable and market-rate residential and commercial properties. The company’s mission was to stabilize depressed neighborhoods by rehabilitating dilapidated homes and creating affordable housing units, in addition to, transforming vacant lots and wasted spaces into viable real estate ventures. Over time, the company expanded its portfolio of services to include both project and property management services.

Throughout its 12 years in business, HDS Home & Design has grown to include a full-time staff of experienced tradesmen and subcontractors who specialize in the development and construction of residential and commercial real estate. The company’s client list ranges from proud homeowners, the who’s who in the entertainment industry, and a variety of business, non-profits, and community organizations.

In 2015, the principals of Equitable Development Consultants, LLP and HDS Home & Design, LLC merged to create Urban Development Partners, LLC, with two distinct lines of business: Developing, constructing and rehabbing residential, commercial and mixed-use properties;
and Providing Owner’s Representative and development services for clients’ real estate portfolio.

With faith and hard work, their client base and geographical reach continue to grow via the company’s steadfast commitment to a simple philosophy — sustaining long-term relationships with our clients, employees, vendors, investors and partners through outstanding service, mutual interest and shared success.

Key personnel

Trevor Vaughan

Trevor is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Urban Development Partners LLC, and President of HDS Home & Design, L.LC.

Trevor is responsible for the overall project development and execution of the overall strategic vision and direction of the company. In addition, he is involved in the oversight of the daily operations of the company, including quality control compliance, and ensures projects are delivered on time and within budget. Trevor’s expertise is found in his ability to manage and complete projects for maximum value.

Trevor, is a licensed, insured and bonded general contractor in New York and New Jersey. He has acquired, renovated and constructed affordable and market-rate residential and commercial properties totaling over $45 million.

Trevor Vaughan’s personal mission is to stabilize depressed neighborhoods by rehabilitating blighted properties and creating affordable and market-rate housing units. Trevor also has a vision and passion for bring communities and businesses to life through transforming vacant lots and underutilized spaces into inviting residential and commercial assets. In addition, Trevor mentors and encourages entrepreneurship in at-risk youth, and participates in activities at Christ Church in Montclair, NJ.

Advisory Board

Jeffrey L. Abrams, Principal, Pike Construction Co. L.L.C.
Ankit Duggal, MBA, MA, Chief Incubation Officer, Capodagli Property Company
Rev. Cynthia Jackson, Esq., Pastor, Allen AME Church
George Vallone, President, Hoboken Brownstone Co.