Founded by Jassen Johnson in 2004.


A developer, dealmaker and creative thinker. He locates and structures development projects, bringing together a network of investors, clients, tenants, financial institutions and local officials to structure successful projects across the City of St. Louis. Jassen is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Master’s Degree in Architectural Management and Business. Jassen has years of experience in urban redevelopment facilitation, design, sales and leasing. He has helped facilitate many recognizable redevelopment projects in the City of St. Louis. A large portion of his commercial development work can be seen in Midtown Alley as a continued focus and change agent in the region.




Jassen Johnson
Partner, Business Development

Michael Cromie
Project Manager

Nicole Lewis
Master of Many Hats

a little more info on the team. 

 Mike Joined in 2013.                                                                                

Mike offers years of experience as a commercial agent specializing in urban mixed-use properties, creative office and multi-family investment properties. His career with Tower Real Estate Group, includes the management and oversight of development project financing, incentives such as state and federal historic tax credits, NPA tax credits, tax abatement, plus property management. Mike is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and prior to entering the real estate industry Mike spent 10 years working for Washington University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Nicole Joined in 2016.

As the newest member of the team Nicole has turned her marketing prowess to the realty & development world. Her command of the accounting and social media/marketing world, and quick books background have made the transition seamless. Her ability to organize and prioritize client facing projects and management while simultaneously controlling the fast paced demands of the internal office is establishing herself as an indispensable component to Renaissance Development Associates; not to mention her quick wit makes her a firecracker to be around.

The Toolbox

Renaissance Development Associates works hand in hand with Tower Real Estate Group, ND Consulting and ND&S Management. We have all the components at our fingertips for a successful business deal and relationship with our clients. 

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