JADT Development was founded by Tim Baylor in 1985.  The organization has been a mainstay in the community with developments and properties throughout Minneapolis and the surrounding municipalities. 


The group has developed new retail properties in growth communities and redeveloped Mississippi Riverside properties close to downtown and the inner city.   

JADT is focused on the community and works with all stakeholders to ensure developments meet community needs and local requirements.     


Leadership Bio

Tim Baylor is the founder and CEO of the JADT Companies. He founded JADT

Development Group, LLC in 1985 and JADT Food Group, LLC in 1997.

He has lead several development projects in the Minneapolis area including land,

retail, commercial, mixed use and luxury housing projects. As a former

Minneapolis Planning Commissioner and former Real Estate Representative for

the McDonald’s Corporation, Tim has a diverse and varied experience in the

multifaceted real estate development process.

Tim has been a licensed Broker in the State of Maryland and Minnesota; and has

been a licensed real estate appraiser and a MAI candidate with the American

Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. He has also been a Certified Commercial

Investment Member (CCIM) candidate with the National Association of Realtors.

He is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute of Minnesota.


JADT Food Group is the owner/operator and manager of several McDonald’s

Restaurant locations in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Tim has served as the

Government Relations Chair of the McDonald’s Midwest Region, and currently

serves as the Vice President and Government Relations lead for the National Black

McDonald’s Owners Association.

Tim has served on several civic and professional associations including the Board

of the Minneapolis area United Way, the National Football League Research and

Education Foundation, the West Broadway Business Association and the National

Association of Minority Contractors of Minnesota. Tim was also a Minnesota Lt.

Governor candidate in 2006.

Tim currently serves on the Boards of the Minneapolis Foundation, the North

Memorial Hospital System, MEET Minneapolis and a member of the National

Football League Players Association.

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