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Designing and developing beautiful spaces is only the start of what we do at Elm Tree Communities. We’re committed to creating a sense of place, to growing communities that elevate the everyday lives of those who live there. Our work is driven by purpose, and while that sounds like a hefty promise, our expertise and devotion to doing things right have helped hundreds of people over more than two decades. As we continue to innovate, Elm Tree Communities is proud to play a part in the journey to find home.

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A new 56-unit residential complex situated in the scenic CT River Valley offering outdoor adventure, community-driven amenities and

innovative technology in a convenient setting millennials and young professionals will love to call home.

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With over 25 years of expertise in multi-family development, leasing and planning, Elm Tree Communities is in the business of building relationships and communities that thrive.



As President of Elm Tree Communities, LLC ("ETC"), Jeff Hartmann lead the development of a 56-unit multi-family residential project along the Connecticut River in Haddam, CT. The project received its first residents 53 weeks after groundbreaking. The project achieved 90% occupancy 4 months after completion.

  • Project consists of 56-units

  • Blueway Commons has residential buildings plus the John Ellis clubhouse with fitness center.

  • Each building will have 2 stories

  • The total square footage of the project is approximately 53,501 square feet

  • The project was constructed on a 4.2 acre lot



As President of Experienta Development Partners, Jeff Hartmann led the development of The Shops at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC:

  • At the time, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort was in the midst of a major masterplan expansion

  • The project included a new hotel tower, convention center, related parking structures as well as major retail, dining and entertainment expansion

  • The approximate size of the project was 233,000 square feet

  • The gross leasing area was 158,000 square feet

  • The total project cost was $85 million

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As COO of Mohegan Sun, Jeff Hartmann led the master planning exercise working with Elkus Manfredi Architects to create a ten-year master plan in March of 2009: 

  • Identified non-gaming development opportunities

  • Established a design vision for future developments

  • Resolved traffic and circulation issues

  • Enhanced the sense of arrival

  • Created a staging plan of how the property would be developed



Elm Tree Communities believes that sustainable development and operating practices enhance the value of communities we develop and manage, along with preserving the environment for future generations. We are committed to minimizing negative environmental impacts through continuous review of our energy practices and sustainable operating practices in all our communities.



To speak with our team, please call us 860-554-8003, email us or fill out the form.

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Our mission is to build communities that our residents call home. We are committed to developing communities that offer elevated resident service, feature innovative technology, and reflect comfortable, thoughtful design to enhance the everyday lives of those who live in our communities.


  • Bring the Mindset of a Champion
    Our ambition is what drives us to achieve our mission. We hustle, embrace the grind, overcome adversity, and we play to win for our residents.

  • Team Before Self
    Bet on something bigger than any one of us, or any one team.

  • Details Matter
    Knowing the critical details can change our approach, and small improvements can compound into enormous impact over time.

  • Diverse Opinions are Required
    Diversity makes us stronger. We seek out diversity of ideas, identity, ethnicity, experience, and education.

  • Be Intellectually Curious – Have the Courage To Be Better
    Be thirsty for new knowledge, actively seek out new information and listen attentively to understand new concepts better, as curiosity is the root of innovation and creativity.

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