The Art of the Process

More Than Money & Schedules

We don’t think of your development success in simple terms of money saved and schedules met. Development success is never a mere sequence of events. Your development project will need more than quick answers and singular approaches that have worked for others — no matter how successful.

Doing the Hard Digging

The art of development is in the custom, the unique.  The art of development is knowing the environment is fluid with change and being adaptable and flexible to find the innovative.  We work at developing the solutions that reflect 25 years of insights.  Solutions as a result of the hard digging to find the less obvious – the harder right instead of an easier wrong

Knowing Where to Look

Left, Right, Straight …Fast, Slow, Push, Pull. The art of the process is about knowing to expect the unexpected – anticipating and adjusting so your project – and company — can stay on course. The art of the process is about knowing where to look for answers and developing a measured response that leads to a better outcome …for your property and for your company.


The savings we achieved in having Cliffhaven Development negotiate the restructure of many of our leases surpassed our expectations. I’m going to continue to rely on Ralph and his firm to handle all our commercial real estate needs.

– President, Multi-unit Wendy’s franchise, Southern California

Very Knowledgeable

Ralph is knowledgeable with conviction and integrity…we’ve worked together over 20 years.

– Principal, Real Estate Law Firm

Refreshing Integrity

You have shared with me such a refreshing dose of integrity as well as sterling professionalism…Thank you for all your efforts in closing the two transactions in record time as well as ease…look forward to our next transaction…

– Irvine Co

Valued Insights

I rely on and actively seek Cliffhaven’s support when I face a challenge or have an opportunity. More than anything I appreciate Ralph’s insight and commitment.”

– VP, National Real Estate Consulting Firm