About Us

Ray and Alan DonesStrategic Urban Development Alliance, LLC (SUDA) specializes in urban land development, construction management, asset management, property management, project finance, and general construction contracting.

Strategic Urban Development Alliance, LLC (SUDA) was formed in 2001 as a fully integrated general engineering, construction, real estate, and finance firm. SUDA principals, Alan Dones, John Guillory, James Collier, John Aidoo, Dr. Marc Hannah and Dr. Edward Ayensu have long, respected professional histories and bring a diversity of experience, expertise and vision to the firm.

SUDA’s real estate transaction management arm offers a mix of brokerage and consulting services, including three primary lines of business:

  • Portfolio and Asset Management Services

  • Transaction Management Services

  • Development Management Services

As a developer, SUDA is involved in land acquisition, construction and sale of residential, industrial, and commercial projects throughout the United States. SUDA’s construction management and technical services include program management, plan review, estimating, scheduling, contract award, and field inspections. SUDA principles also have been extremely successful in developing and utilizing proprietary state-of-the-art construction technologies, materials and methodologies.

SUDA strives to include comprehensive community-building initiatives while profitably completing development projects on time and on budget. Fully committed to ecologically sound building systems, SUDA works to integrate renewable energy sources into projects wherever possible. The firm is currently diversifying services to include development of power generation and commercial energy delivery.

The company has created successful development and finance models through effective use of entitlements, implementation of taxable and tax-exempt finance strategies, co-venturing and building strategic partnerships with government agencies.

The SUDA Legacy

Executive Team

Alan E. Dones - Managing Partner &<br />Chief Executive OfficerAlan E. Dones
Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer
ADCo | AlanDones.com

John L. Guillory - Partner, Co-Founder
John L. Guillory
Partner, Co-founder

Edward S. Ayensu, PhD. - Chairman
Edward S. Ayensu, PhD.

Marc R. Hannah, PhD. - Director, Engineering and Technology
Marc R. Hannah, PhD.
Director, Engineering and Technology

James Collier - Chief Operations Officer / Executive Vice President
James Collier
Chief Operations Officer / Executive Vice President

Sylvie Castonguay - Chief Communications Officer
Sylvie Castonguay
Business Development and International Relations

John Aidoo - Chief Maritime Engineer
John Aidoo
Chief Maritime Engineer

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