Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2003 (Revised March 2004)

Dewberry Capital

by William J. Poorvu


In 2003, key executives of Dewberry Capital, a fast-growing, Atlanta-based real estate company, are evaluating their growth strategy and the resultant organizational issues. John Dewberry, the entrepreneurial founder of the firm, has developed a portfolio of neighborhood shopping centers, apartments, and in midtown Atlanta, a 160,000-square-foot office building. He would like to start a second adjacent, 300,000-square-foot office building, but worries about a weak market. Already new hires have been added to the team. The question is what other people should be added, when, and at what compensation level.

Keywords: Buildings and Facilities; Selection and Staffing; Business Growth and Maturation; Entrepreneurship; Growth and Development Strategy; Real Estate Industry; Atlanta;


Poorvu, William J. "Dewberry Capital." Harvard Business School Case 904-418, November 2003. (Revised March 2004.)