Who we are

A local boutique builder crafting homes for over 57 years.

By employing sophistication in architectural design, paying close attention to construction detailing, and applying modern principles to the use of space, Frank Residential has developed a number of distinctive concepts for today’s quality-conscious homeowner. “We refuse to be a mass producer of houses that look like boxes lined up in rows of garages,” says Bob Frank, the second generation of Franks in the home building business. “Our neighborhoods foster a sense of community, with elegant homes adorned with front porches, courtyards and usable outdoor spaces which flow seamlessly from the interior of the home.” Frank Residential homes offer today’s discerning buyer a high-quality, low-maintenance lifestyle at an incomparable value.

With generations of experience and a commitment to quality and excellence, Frank Residential creates a one-of-a-kind home that you truly must see
to believe!

The principals of The Frank Development Group, Inc., Doug, Bob and Sheryl Frank, continue their longstanding tradition of crafting high-quality single-family and multi-family neighborhoods designed to offer quality, value and style to their customers.

Our History


There are now two generations of Franks crafting residential communities in the Phoenix marketplace. After graduating from Stanford University and the Arizona State University College of Law, Bob Frank was a practicing attorney until he decided that real estate development was his calling. He served as corporate counsel for one of Arizona’s largest real estate development companies before joining with his father, Doug, to continue the family tradition of residential development and construction.

Douglas E. Frank

Principal Owner

Doug Frank has been a pioneer in the field of residential real estate development in the Phoenix marketplace. He began his first residential project in the Arcadia area of Phoenix in 1961, and has developed thousands of apartments, condos, single-family homes and townhomes in Phoenix and other Southwestern United States markets since that time. In the 1970s, Doug Frank was the twelfth largest apartment developer in the United States, having developed over five thousand units. Doug Frank’s business was built on his reputation for, and dedication to, the concepts of quality, dignity and honesty. His current role is of an advisory nature; and Frank Residential continues to represent Mr. Frank’s vision for the responsible and innovative development of the community in which we live.

Robert M. Frank

Principal Owner, President.

Bob is a graduate of Stanford University and Arizona State University College of Law. After practicing law, including serving as Corporate Counsel for SunCor Development Company, a publicly-owned company that was one of Arizona’s largest real estate developers, Bob joined the family real estate development business, which was founded in the early 1960s. Since Bob joined the company in the 1990s, Frank Residential has been an innovator in the conceptualization and development of boutique residential product in the metropolitan Phoenix marketplace, including: the first market-rate apartments built in Downtown Phoenix, row houses along Main Street in Verrado, urban courtyard homes situated on small lots and various infill residential projects. These projects have included single-family, detached homes, townhomes, apartments, and condominiums. Bob has been involved in the acquisition, rezoning, entitlement, design, development, leasing and sales of over a thousand residential units in the Phoenix metropolitan marketplace. Frank Residential projects have won numerous development industry awards over the years; and Bob and his father have a strong reputation for integrity, creativity, quality and service. Bob has been actively involved in the local community and political environment, including serving eight years on the Phoenix Planning and Zoning Commission as well as terms on the Development Advisory Board, the Design Review Standards Committee, the Downtown Redevelopment Committee, the CDBG Block Grant Steering Committee and as an active member of various local political campaigns.

Bob is a licensed real estate broker and is the qualifying party for their in-house construction firm licensed  within the State of Arizona. He is a member of the Arizona Bar Association as well.

Sheryl Frank


Sheryl Frank brings twenty-five plus years’ experience as a real estate development professional, with a focus on residential urban infill projects. She has worked on the planning and development of projects in Phoenix, Tempe and Peoria, Arizona. Her substantial experience includes every aspect of the planning and development process, from acquisition and entitlements to design, construction, sales and marketing. She has honed her craft while holding project management positions with The Ellman Companies, SunCor Development Company and Artisan Homes. Prior to her project management experience; Sheryl worked as a designer/draftsperson for DWL Architects and a residential sales agent for Coldwell Banker.

Sheryl is a sustainability-focused developer, with a strong mix of technical and design skills. She has been involved with the Urban Land Institute for several years and she has served as an Associate Professor at Arizona State University’s College of Design in the Housing and Urban Development Program.

Sheryl holds an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University’s College of Design in Housing and Urban Development and she received her MBA from ASU’s WP Carey School of Business. She holds a current, active real estate license in the State of Arizona, was a long-standing member of the Alhambra Village Planning Committee for the City of Phoenix and is currently an active Commissioner and member of the Board of Phoenix Sister Cities.

Mike Klein

Construction Superintendent

Mike has been supervising the construction of Frank Residential projects, including finished lots, offsite improvements and residential structures, for the past 23 years. Mike works full-time with Frank Residential; and his comprehensive knowledge of construction techniques, building codes and detailed construction plans, along with his ability to supervise trades, subcontractors and laborers, has been invaluable to the Frank Residential organization for two decades. His ability to bring projects in on budget, value engineer plans, write scopes and specifications and deal with exigencies and emergencies in the field has contributed to Frank Development’s reputation as a quality, innovative builder in the Phoenix Marketplace.

Mike began his career in the construction industry as a framer in the 1970s and prior to joining the Franks he worked with various local homebuilders and construction companies, including Del Webb, Lennar, Forecast Homes, U.S. Carpentry and Allen West Construction.

Tracey Straub


Tracey joins us with over 30 years of accounting experience within the home building industry.  Tracey started her career in Southern California as a Project Account on the Long Beach World Trade Center and has continued her career as a controller 15 years ago, within the homebuilding industry here in Arizona.

Tracey has an extensive accounting background in commercial building, land development, single family residential and condominium building.  Her knowledge of the uniqueness of the building industry provides a strong foundation for our accounting department.

Tracey is responsible for handling all aspects of our accounting department including accounts payable, accounts receivable, job cost, balance sheet reconciliations, review of HUD statements, sales tax and all company banking.  She coordinates with our outside CPA for tax preparation, the subcontractors for contracts and payments, banks, other individuals and entities providing service to our company.

Tracey also has extensive experience within the real estate industry including working with title companies and mortgage companies during the home closing process.   She is also responsible for project starts, scheduling and contract administration.  She brings with her the experience of multiple accounting software systems including Timberline/SAGE software, which we are currently using.  She has the lead role in setting up meetings with consultants and getting the accounting systems up and running seamlessly.

Tracey has the proven ability to multitask and be a team member when urgent matters arise and to see them through to the end.

Chris Keller

Sales Person

Chris Keller has an extensive list of credentials in the homebuilding and home sales industry.  He worked in the construction industry and at one point owned and operated a landscaping company.  Chris achieved a BS degree in Construction Management while holding a construction job during his studies.  Thereafter he obtained a General Contractors (“GC”) license and began building homes and developing land.  Chris held his GC license for over 20 years during which time he built and sold homes.  Chris is a warm and friendly sales person with a talent for assisting buyers with their desire to become homeowners.

Jennifer Harris

Closing Coordinator

Jennifer is our Office and Closing Coordinator.  She brings to the company experience as a real estate sales professional.  Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Marketing degree from Arizona State University and has developed the knowledge of the requirements of the closing and escrow procedure.  She has a talent for interacting with existing and potential homebuyers, and brings a positive attitude and attention to detail that facilitates our homebuilding process.

Sandra Montana


Cindy Montana started her work with Frank Residential as a receptionist in 1985. Recently, she retired as the Vice-President of the company after 30 years of service. Cindy was responsible for supervising all phases of the corporate operation, with special emphasis on strategic planning, resource allocation, fiscal responsibility, sales and marketing, closings, title management, banking relationships, and legal and regulatory compliance. Cindy continues to serve as an advisor to the company on a contract basis, assisting in the areas of office management, hiring, bidding purchasing, mortgage lending and financial operations.

Ms. Montana, continues to hold an active real estate license in the State of Arizona, as well as a KB-01 Contractor’s license in the State of Arizona. Moreover, as a certified paralegal, Ms. Montana maintains her membership with the Maricopa County Bar Association.

Arizona Multihousing Association Finalist Best Property The Met Apartments

The Franks were awarded the opportunity to build the first market rate apartment community in Downtown Phoenix after a competitive Request For Proposals process sponsored by the City of Phoenix. The building industry has recognized their high standards of excellence in the development of both single-family and multi-family projects. The Central Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Homebuilders presented two MAME awards to the Franks’ Toscana at Tatum Ranch project for Best Community Under $150,000 and Best Product Design.

Research & Sustainability

By researching emerging trends in housing product and developing growth areas, the Franks have been able to navigate changes in the market throughout the various cycles in the Arizona real estate economy over the years. Having experience developing single-family homes, condominiums, luxury garden apartments and high-density urban apartments provides the Franks with a unique ability to capitalize on strengths in the marketplace as they develop. As growth changes the boundaries of the Phoenix metropolis, the Franks are able to identify developing opportunities. Research into new developments in architecture and construction help make communities developed by the Franks more lasting and sustainable. Projects developed over fifty years ago remain beautiful, viable properties. Each community is adapted to the geography, demographics and architecture of the particular neighborhood, which avoids the cookie-cutter look that many production builders create.

Let's Talk