Pacific Development Group, Inc (PDG) is a privately held California firm that was created in 2009 as a rebranding of Professional Apartment Management, Inc (PAM). PDG and PAM have been family owned and operated since PAM was founded by J.D. Michael in 1969. The company is now third generation and has completed several hundred transactions in the Pacific Western United States representing development of over 4,200 affordable housing units, creation of several hundred single family home lots, and property management of a 5,000 unit multifamily affordable portfolio.  PDG and PAM developments have been completed using a combination of company equity, capital from various leading institutional and high net worth investors, conventional financing, and Public-Private Partnerships. Investments have included market-rate multifamily, affordable multifamily (utilizing LIHTC, USDA RD, HUD, HOME, & CDBG), professional office, light industrial, single family residential, commercial retail, senior housing, assisted living, and mixed-use properties.

Joe Michael
Joe Michael


Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, is a licensed real estate broker in both California and Hawaii and is a USGBC LEED Green Associate. Since 2009, Joe has been responsible for the processing and entitlements of commercial…

Dave Michael
Dave Michael

Executive Officer

David is the Executive Director of Pacific Development Group and brings over 40 years of experience in Real Estate Development, Construction, and Investment. He initiated the development and construction of over 3500 affordable apartment units throughout California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Hawaii utilizing funding from HUD, USDA, and LIHTC. David…

J.D. Michael
J.D. Michael

PAM Founder

Born in 1919, J.D. Michael graduated Santa Clara University in the Class of 1943, and then joined the US Navy. After a tour in the Philippines Campaign, J.D. returned to Santa Clara University for Law School and graduated with the Class of 1948. He began his career as a licensed…



PDG has used its experience and proven success in land development, as well as, commercial and residential construction to advance the prosperity and quality of life in the Pacific West.



We have vast experience in a variety of project financing including Conventional, LIHTC, HUD, USDA RD, HOME and CDBG




Creating successful projects from start to finish takes a dedicated team and years of work. We pride ourselves on our past and current partnerships with Local and State Governments and our goal is to be an asset to each community we work in


Energy Efficiency and Sustainability is a goal that we pursue with each project. We utilize innovative and intelligent building methods and materials and the majority of our projects in the last decade have earned USGBC LEED Certification.


PDG is a licensed General Contractor in California and is experienced in construction management, general contracting, and design build services. We implement sustainable and innovative solutions in every project.


Our management provides proactive supervision, guidance, direction and reporting as well as adherence to government standards in accomplishing the goals of all partners, investors, and lenders.