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Redefining the Wasatch Front

A commercial park is adding valuable space to a community just outside Salt Lake City, Utah.

St. John Properties is developing a landmark commercial project that will forever change the suburb Pleasant Grove, Utah, which is conveniently located between Salt Lake City and Provo.

Valley Grove is a 62-acre, mixed-use development that will improve the infrastructure of Pleasant Grove and promote further development in the fast-growing area.  It will include a considerable amount of Class A office space, retail and a hotel.

The development will also help bring more jobs, tax revenue and other opportunities to the city of Pleasant Grove.

“It’s an investment upward of $300 million into what has been largely a bedroom community.” says Daniel Thomas, Regional Partner at St. John Properties. “People are excited to see that coming to their front door.”


Utah County, which includes Pleasant Grove, is one of the most dynamic markets in the United States. The team at St. John Properties believes it is a region that will continue to see long-term, sustainable growth.

“It just happens to be one of the fastest-growing counties not only in Utah, but also in the nation, from a population standpoint.” Thomas says. “Any place where you are adding mouths to feed and cars on the road, it’s really good for commercial development.”

Pleasant Grove is located along one of the region’s primary north-south arteries. Interstate 15. Because of the region’s steadily growing population, the demand for retail services and commercial space is stronger than ever.

“These are services those people are going to need.” Thomas says.

The project will also include several noteworthy environmental initiatives. Every office building at Valley Grove development will be designed to meet LEED® standards.

Building a project that will not contribute to the region‘s notoriously troubled air quality was one of St. John Properties‘ primary concerns.

“The U.S. Green Building Council just put out several studies and numbers on LEED buildings and their impact on air quality,” Thomas says.”‘More than 73 percent of U.S. electricity consumption actually comes from buildings. In addition to 39 percent of American [carbon dioxide] emissions.”

The stringent environmental standards implemented by St. John Properties will cut roughly 35 percent of the emissions compared to buildings not designed to the LEED guidelines. The development will also honor Pleasant Grove‘s city tagline billing it as “Utah’s City of Trees.”

“Our project, upon completion, will have more than 2,000 trees.” Thomas adds

Click here to read the rest of the article in the DDC Journal, Winter 2017 issue, for free. Article starts on page 146.

North County Business Summit

The North County Business Summit convened Wednesday in the doTERRA conference center. The event’s speakers included a number of visionary business leaders, many of whom have experienced times of feeling foolish and stupid in pursuing their dreams…


Daniel Thomas, regional partner of St. John Properties and developer behind the Valley Grove space on Pleasant Grove Boulevard near the freeway, reminded local business owners that some things in business really do take a lot of time and care. He encouraged members of the three chambers to advocate for the business sector among governing bodies in their local cities, to help these entities understand the vision these entrepreneurs can see.

“It’s not a bad thing to advocate for what’s good for business, and help some of these governing bodies,” he said. “Some of them don’t come from a business background, and having an advisory group, an advocacy group to help with these decisions is invaluable.”

The day was also filled with a few exciting announcements centered around new construction and businesses in the northern part of the county. Click here for article

Commercial Property Executive and Utah business publications cover Valley Grove event

St John Properties unveiling of its Valley Grove development drew 200 business leaders, the governor, and several media members who covered the excitement surrounding this Utah Valley commercial real estate destination. Media coverage included;

St. John Properties Breaks Ground on Valley Grove

Daniel Thomas addresses 200 guests
Daniel Thomas addresses 200 guests

St. John Properties today hosts Governor Herbert, Company founder Edward St. John and 200+ VIPs to break ground on the master planned development known as Valley Grove. At the ground breaking the group celebrates the $250 Million investment of St. John Properties in Pleasant Grove City. Over the life of the project, Valley Grove is anticipated to generate over $800 Million in tax revenue to the state, county and Pleasant Grove, while hosting more than 7,000 employees. Several of the presenters at the ceremony were current or future businesses at Valley Grove, including CBC Advisors, R&R BBQ and Instructure. Continue reading “St. John Properties Breaks Ground on Valley Grove”

St. John Properties Podcast with P3 People

Daniel Thomas Daniel Thomas, Regional Partner for St. John Properties—Utah, recently interviewed with Steve Klass of P3 Utah. On 20 June, hosts the P3 Utah Valley “Good Business” reception to discuss sustainable business practices in the state.  In this podcast, Daniel shares some of the reasons by St. John Properties chooses to expand in Utah and how it contributes to the communities in which we do business. Listen to the entire podcast.