Established in 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri, Land Dynamics has emerged as a premier property development and management firm boasting decades of growth and experience. Founder Donald Ferguson started the company by developing new medical office buildings from the ground up. The firm evolved by adding the business of redesigning existing office buildings to meet the specific needs of medical and general office users.
Over time, the firm transitioned to focus on being a real estate investment firm concentrating on long-term investment opportunities. Land Dynamics then began to expand its portfolio with industrial and retail properties, all while maintaining a hands-on approach in construction, commercial facility management and tenant relations.
In 1991, Gary Wesolowski joined the company as its controller, and then became a principal and chief financial officer in 1995.
Wesolowski’s financial acumen combined with Ferguson’s vision and creativity have guided Land Dynamics to its success over the years. Innovative development and keeping tenant needs at the forefront continue to be the primary focus.
Wesolowski assumed the position of chief executive officer at the beginning of 2018, but Ferguson continues to play an integral leadership role as board chairman.
The Land Dynamics Mission
- Focus on long-term holdings of commercial real estate.
- Procure and maintain long-term relationships with tenants by continuously striving to build their trust and confidence.
- Develop stable and reliable relationships with our service providers such as subcontractors, vendors, real estate brokers, bankers, architects and engineers.
- Preserve integrity in order to sustain our solid reputation.
Donald Ferguson, Chairman of the Board
Donald Ferguson founded Land Dynamics in 1979, responding to a need for doctors to be closer to the communities they served and for patients to more easily access their office buildings within a more aesthetically pleasing environment. With a background in motivational program sales and finance, he started the business by highlighting the advantage of a medical office condominium concept to doctors in the early hours of the morning as they prepared to perform surgery at local hospitals. Don eventually secured enough investors to construct his first 24,000-square-foot medical office building which became the beginning of a successful real estate development company. In early 2018, he stepped away from his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of Land Dynamics, but continues to remain engaged in the business as Chairman of the Board. As an active individual, this change has allowed Don to devote more time to other activities such as co-authoring books on self-improvement, traveling, hiking, biking and skiing.
Gary Wesolowski, Chief Executive Officer
Gary Wesolowski began his long-standing career with Land Dynamics in 1991, when he came on board as Controller shortly after graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in accounting. Within three years, Gary was named Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President, a position he held for more than 20 years. In 2018, he took over the reigns as Chief Executive Officer. As a licensed CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Gary has maintained a presence in the accounting profession throughout his tenure with Land Dynamics. He is a member of the AICPA and MOCPA, and has served in various capacities on the board of Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis. A hockey enthusiast who enjoys sharing his passion with area youth, Gary has served as a Team Manager of the St. Louis Rockets Hockey Club for the past ten years and is currently president and a board member of the Whitfield Hockey Association.
Kevin Aholt, Vice President, Construction
With more than 30 years of loyalty to the company, Kevin Aholt began his long-standing career with Land Dynamics as a carpenter and has since worked his way up the ranks to Superintendent, Project Manager and his current position, Vice President of Construction. In this role, Kevin oversees all aspects of construction and is heavily involved in project development. The Washington, Missouri, native and father of four is also a member of the school board of Crosspoint Christian School and takes to the fairways in his free time.
Julie Freeman, Vice President, Property Management
Julie Freeman began her career with Land Dynamics in 1996 as Legal/Lease Administrator, assisting in acquisitions and dispositions of assets and maintaining all active leases on currently held assets. Appointed Property Manager in 2012, Julie most recently assumed the role of Vice President-Property Management in 2018. A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, she enjoys spending her free time at the lake with family and friends.
Jennie A. Guest, Controller
Jennie Guest joined Land Dynamics in June 2005 after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She shares leadership responsibility for services such as accounting, treasury, reporting and budgeting. In addition to her professional experience, Jennie remains active in the community, serving as a volunteer and past board member of Cancer Support Community.