True North Studio – Jonathon Vento, Founder & Principal Developer

In Business Magazine Cover Story, March 2020


What makes True North Studio notable is also what makes us different. We’re not the kind of company that simply builds the easiest possible project. Instead, we examine each project intentionally, as an opportunity to complement and contribute to the fabric of the community.

From high-density infill to historic preservation, we approach real estate development as an art, and believe in the power of art in development. Our goal is to do more than build buildings — it’s to bring every building to life as places where people can be their true selves and find their True North.

True North Studio’s notable approach to development creates broad benefits to the business community, as is evident in the Roosevelt Row Arts District of Downtown Phoenix. Not only because we’re filling in vacant lots, adaptively reusing buildings with good bones and preserving beautiful historic bungalows. Our strong business partnerships and collaborations with pioneering innovators are creating the most dynamic concepts that maintain and create jobs, while also attracting local and international tourism.

Jonathon Vento, Founder & Principal Developer

True North Studio

True North Studio is a community, economic and commercial real estate development company focused on the arts, retail, dining, hotels, office, residential and public spaces.

How long with company: since founding in 2016

Sector(s) serving locally: Commercial Real Estate Development


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