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Creating Community

We are a locally-owned and operated development company with deep Omaha roots. So, the projects we take on must enhance their surroundings, and thus the city. It’s not just about constructing new buildings or restoring old ones; it’s about creating opportunity for better living, for our investors and our neighbors.

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By the Numbers

  • $133M

    Development Pipeline
  • $180M

    Current Assets under Management
  • 769

    Residential Units
  • 231,000 SF

    Commercial Space

Numerous Services,
One Company

GreenSlate handles all stages of a project’s life cycle, from site selection to property management.


Market assessments and site evaluations, to budget creation and schedule setting


Design team selection and contract negotiations, to coordinating governmental approach and navigating sustainability considerations


Obtaining bid packages and negotiating contracts, to securing financing and providing capital


Overseeing construction to deliver finished products


Accounting and investment management services, to budget management and marketing and sales efforts


Property management provided through GreenSlate Management

Specializing in Community Growth

GreenSlate believes successful development depends on the vision to see what’s possible, the courage to go after it, and the know-how to make it reality.

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Matt Dwyer


Matt Dwyer


Matt Dwyer is a Principal and Founder at GreenSlate Development. With over 10 years of experience in real estate development, Matt has lead the development efforts on over $300 Million of development projects, primarily focused on the creation of Omaha’s Blackstone District. Matt focus’s on the company’s investor relations, equity and debt sourcing and project management.

Prior to founding GreenSlate Development with Jay Lund, Matt was an operating partner in a manufacturing company where he focused on business development. That company was sold to a publicly traded company just prior to the beginning of GreenSlate. Matt serves, or has served on the boards of the CUES Fund, Holy Name School, Duchesne Academy, Roncalli and SAVE as well as provided direction on building committees for the Heart Ministry Center, Completely Kids and The Hope Center. Matt has called Omaha home for 46 years and takes a tremendous amount of pride in the creation of jobs, preservation of historic real estate and philanthropic endeavors he and his partners undertake on a daily basis.

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Jay Lund


Jay Lund


Born and raised in Omaha Nebraska, Jay has been in the commercial real estate business for 20 years. The first 10 of those years was as a commercial real estate broker specializing in both office leasing and multi-family investment sales. In 2014 Jay Lund and Matt Dwyer started GreenSlate Development to begin work on what is now known as the Blackstone District. Directly adjacent to Nebraska’s largest economic generator, UNMC, and just west of midtown and downtown, Blackstone is now considered one of Omaha’s most successful urban in-fill re-developments. GreenSlate has completed over $250M in development over that time. This includes the creation of over 700 new or renovated housing units, 30 new and locally owned small businesses producing over $30M in annual sales revenue, and the historic renovation of the former Blackstone Hotel now the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel.

In 2017 Jay started a campaign known as Modern Streetcar Advocates to educate Omaha on the benefits of the modern streetcar system in the core of our City. Jay also serves on both the Metro Transit Authority Board as well as being a founding member of the Blackstone Business Improvement District Lastly, Jay is working to create a Urban Land Institute (ULI) district council here in Nebraska to better bring national best practices for development to Nebraska, and to create additional education, networking, and community involvement opportunities for our CRE community.

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Clay Vanderheiden


Clay Vanderheiden


Clay Vanderheiden is a Principal at GreenSlate Development, a position he has held since 2020. He joined the company in 2017 and has since worked on over $250 Million of development projects, specializing in advanced underwriting, acquisitions, financing, and strategic planning. Clay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Analysis and Business Intelligence & Analytics from Creighton University.

Originally from Western Illinois, he moved to Omaha in 2014 and now proudly calls it home. Clay serves on the Board of Directors for the Omaha Public Library Foundation, is a member of the NAIOP Developing Leaders Forum and a member of the Urban Land Institute. His professional goals include continuing growth in the Urban Core of Omaha and making it an attractive destination for future professionals and leaders.

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The GreenSlate Difference

We specialize in revitalizing underused spaces and turning a profit in the process. Turns out, what’s good for our investors is also good for our city.

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