Who We Are

Development Advisors is now Maxis Advisors.

This new name not only reflects who we’ve been for the past 25 years but where we are going and how we can better serve our valued clients.

Our new Maxis Advisors name, plus our updated logo and look, better reflect our team’s professional image and progressive approach. It also allows us to grow in the marketplace.

What is not changing is the same dedication and service we provide to our clients from growing companies in 40 states and countries across the globe.

For more than two decades, we’ve successfully negotiated incentives for companies representing a wide variety of industries from manufacturing to real estate development and more. Now, as Maxis Advisors, we’ll continue to meet the demands of any project regardless of scope, industry, or size.

Our team has a proven track record of adding value to the capital investment decisions of both privately and publicly traded clients. Maxis Advisors will continue that success by working effectively and collaboratively with all parties — executive management, in-house and third-party project teams, and state and local government officials — as we provide the following services:

  • Site Selection
  • Incentive Negotiation
  • Compliance
  • Real Estate Services

Maxis Advisors, your trusted partner for maximizing opportunities.

Our Values

Maxis Advisors applies its core values to every interaction with our clients and communities.

Work with Integrity
Maxis Advisors sets clear expectations by communicating and listening. We build trust by working on long-term relationships focused on advancing company goals. Personalities and egos are checked at the door to do what’s best for the team.
Live the Code
Maxis Advisors team members are true to our word. This includes being on time and prepared for all phone calls, appointments, meetings, and commitments. We maximize opportunities by making the most out of every moment and interaction with preparation and self-improvement.
Defined by Excellence
Our team is comprised of professionals who are exceptional at what they do. We exceed expectations by paying attention to the details and fundamentals. Our team is continuously working to overcome complacency and explore uncharted territory to gain maximum benefits for our clients.
Stronger Together
We work collaboratively as a team to achieve long-term goals. We are better together and approach all interactions with that understanding. We develop solutions with creativity, spirit, and enthusiasm rather than pointing fingers and dwelling on problems. Our team uses mistakes as teachable moments to improve our processes. Our feedback among team members is Thoughtful, Specific, and Positive. (TSP)
Do Good
Businesses will come and go, and economies can change overnight. People are what really matter. We demonstrate an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing in every action and in every decision. Truthfulness and responsibility are essential in keeping our clients’ best interest and maintaining our own integrity.
Fire and Grit
Maxis Advisors appreciates best efforts, but we reward and celebrate results. We set high goals with measurables to track progress and hold ourselves accountable. We are attentive to our clients and look for ways we can meet their needs by showing resourcefulness and initiative. We take personal responsibility for making things happen and proactively figure things out.

Meet Our Team

Patric Zimmer

President

Tom Croteau

Senior Managing Director

Josh Elmore

Chief Operating Officer and Integrator

Shelly Carmichael

Senior Manager of Client Services

Dianne Jones

Senior Manager of Client Services

Andrea Brownell

Senior Project Manager

Megan Anderson

Senior Project Manager

Josh Wilson

Business and Project Analyst

Taylor Borum

Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Josh Elmore

Chief Operating Officer and Integrator

Taylor Borum

Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Tom Croteau

Senior Managing Director

Shelly Carmichael

Senior Manager of Client Services

Dianne Jones

Senior Manager of Client Services

Josh Wilson

Business and Project Analyst

Patric Zimmer

President

Tom Croteau

Senior Managing Director

Josh Elmore

Chief Operating Officer and Integrator

Dianne Jones

Senior Manager of Client Services

Tom Croteau

Senior Managing Director

Andrea Brownell

Senior Project Manager

Megan Anderson

Senior Project Manager

Josh Wilson

Business and Project Analyst

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Alliance Partners

Our Alliance Partners are companies or individuals who see potential and recognize the advantages that Maxis can provide to their clients. They connect Maxis Advisors with their corporate clients in a mutually-beneficial, value-added partnership for all involved parties.

Our Alliance Partners include:

CPA Firms

They leverage Maxis Advisors services to help identify all negotiated and discretionary incentives for their clients.

Construction Firms

Their clients are a perfect fit as they build new sites, expansions.

Banks

Maxis Advisors can provide real added-value to their
client relationships.

Private Equity

Companies in their holdings could benefit from incentive opportunities.

Retired
Executives

Incentives negotiations and site selections can benefit their contacts from previous professional relationships.

Commercial
Real Estate

Incentives negotiations are always needed in transactions involving a new market entry or new company coming into space.

Engineering

Firms at the forefront of any new construction or expansion process can connect clients with expert site selection and incentives packages services.

Interested in becoming an Alliance Partner? Learn more

Testimonials

Our clients say it best. Here are just a few reviews from our clients who represent a variety of industry types, companies, and geographic areas.