About PDG

About the Brand

PRI-O-LEAU Development Group (PDG) came to fruition as a result of the increasing need to provide complete real estate life-cycle services from a single source. PDG was formed in 2007 with an entrepreneurial attitude towards resolving shortages of diverse talents and increasing demand for higher quality leadership services amongst minority professionals within the Project & Construction Management space.

The mission is established to promote diversity & inclusion in the workforce, while empowering emerging minority talents to excel in their respective disciplines. Since 2010 PDG’s has been an active Minority Business Enterprise, with focused attention towards State & City-wide MBE initiatives from local agencies (i.e.: MTA, PANYNJ, DDC, HHC, HDC & HPD), which continue to invest significantly in New York City Capital Projects in the residential, transportation, infrastructure, office, sports & entertainment, institutional and hotel sectors.

PDG provides a fresh approach, stylized as hands-on and collaborative to optimize the value of real estate assets for clients. At its core is the development of detailed scopes of work, budgets, schedules, communication and execution protocols, minimizing the impact of potential risks. PDG’s services are highly personal, professional and flexible covering all industry related functions.

More than just working for our clients, our team of consultants are committed to maximizing value and forming business relationships that will last a lifetime. Our guiding principles include excellence, integrity, transparency and accountability. This unique approach is what sets PDG apart from its competitors and we are excited about the results our efforts are producing for our clients.

About DeVon Prioleau

DeVon Prioleau, a native New Yorker, founded PRI-O-LEAU Development Group (PDG) in 2007 with a proven track record of successful Project Management, Construction Management and Owner Representation capacity.

DeVon uniquely combines his two areas of formal study (Architecture and Real Estate Development) to specialize in strategic planning, development advisory, process management, and technical building expertise within the public & private sectors (both domestically and internationally). Projects range in size up to, over 1.5M sf and include feasibility & market studies for: pre-development loan packages, community master planning, corporate interior fit-outs, modular construction as well as, significant upgrades to base-building and infrastructure systems. DeVon leverages over 15 years of industry experience and adds value by identifying opportunities to excel, offering real-time solutions to challenges that impact both budgets & schedules. He remains true to his academic proficiency by exhibiting enthusiasm for knowledge, constantly seeking to understand the intricacies of various businesses. He has developed new and innovative approaches to Program/Project Consulting in the Real Estate Development ethos. A true Leader amongst Tier-1 Design & Construction Professionals in delivering multi-phased, multi-million-dollar real estate programs.

In addition, and as a native and devoted Bronxite, DeVon seeks to leave an imprint on NYC’s urban landscape and beyond! He is passionate about diversity and making a positive contribution towards the mission. DeVon participates in practicing ‘true inclusion’ of under-represented professionals in the larger real estate industry and remains actively involved in different service organizations with several Board positions

Outside of the professional world, DeVon is a family man—proud son, brother, husband and father to two young boys. On weekends, he embraces being part of the Dance, Karate and Basketball Dad’s Club chauffeuring is boys across town as their biggest fan. He also love to spend time shopping, traveling, dining-out with family or enjoying a good Hip-Hop/R&B concert with friends.


  • Ferzan Company LLC – Director
  • Turner & Townsend Ferzan Robbins LLC – Associate Director
  • AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp. – Associate
  • Procida Realty & Construction Corp. – Project Coordinator
  • Colfax Realty Group – Office Manager
  • Dahn & Krieger Architects Planners PC – Draft Apprentice


  • Harvard University – Graduate School of Design: Masters in Design Studies (Real Estate Development & Project Management)
  • Cornell University – College of Architecture, Art, and Planning: Bachelor of Architecture


  • 2020 REBNY Fellow – CORO Leadership Program
  • MBE Certified Business Owner – NYC SBS
  • LEED Accredited Professional (NC) – United States Green Building Council (USBGC)
  • Licensed New York State Real Estate Salesperson
  • Executive Board Member – Council for Urban Real Estate (C.U.R.E.)
  • Board Member – Bronx Community Board #10
  • Board Member – Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center
  • Former Board Member – Arts & Business Council of New York (ABCNY)
  • Obtained Construction, Property Management & Cost Estimating Certificates – New York Real Estate Institute (NYREI)