For prompt, friendly, quality real estate development services, choose the most highly recommended contractor for your next construction, or developing project. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service throughout Fairfield County, CT. Our team of experts has successfully executed and delivered a wide range of real estate projects-on budget and on time- while creating the greatest possible value for the investment. We will listen to your needs, wants, and concerns and then come back to you with a logical and feasible plan. J. Forrest Development is famous for our honest cost estimates and on-time, on budget construction services in the CT area. We want to see your design dreams come to life as much as you do. **Also we are top contractors in new home construction & development in Darien & consulting services in Darien.**

J. Forrest Development is licensed, bonded, and insured.

Jonathan Cohen


Our Mission

J. Forrest Development is a full-service development company driven by an internal team of talented professionals whose combined scope of experience includes acquisitions, finance, interior design, development, construction, property management, broker, sales and accounting. Our executive team oversees every aspect of each project, from conception to completion. We devote the time, energy and resources to deliver our commitment.

J. Forrest Development, LLC

226 Selleck Street, Suite B

Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203.973.7250

Jonathan has been in the real estate and construction industry for over 15 years. As a  builder Jonathan has overseen over 400 million dollars of construction including, residential, commercial, retail, hotel, education, healthcare and multifamily projects.

Jonathan has earned a bachelors in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and a Masters in Real Estate from Cornell University. After receiving his Master’s Degree from Cornell, Jonathan spent the next 5 years working for two highly-regarded Connecticut-based developers, RMS Companies and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners.  As a team member, he was able to participate in, construct, manage, lease, market or sell over 600 million dollars of real estate before forming J. Forrest Development, LLC.

Meet Our Team

Our Main Office:

Jacqueline DeNicola-Designs By Jacqueline, LLC
VP of Design & Construction

 Jacqueline De'Nicola is vice president of design & construction at J.Forrest Development. She oversees the planning and execution of all design & construction projects, whether new construction, renovation, or expansion, as well as leading the design & construction department in support of the company's current and future operations. Ms. De'Nicola provides strategic leadership to the design & construction department. She assembles, organizes and oversees a team of internal design and construction experts and external resources to provide excellent services in support of the business. She also monitors, maintains and communicates budget, cost estimates and cost-to-complete information to all project team members and other constituencies throughout the duration of projects.


 Jonathan Cohen
Sr. Project Manager & Developer

Mr. Cohen is Project Manager & Developer for J.Forrest Development. He oversees portfolios of residential, office, commercial, and mixed-used developments. Jon is responsible of all phases of development, from planning, rezoning, assembly, and acquisition onward with the support of our team. He facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements. Mr.Cohen resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas.  He also develops methods to monitor projects and provide corrective supervision as necessary.

Daniel Corsello

Project Manager

Daniel Corsello uses his skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purpose with the project team. He is in charge of plan and supervise a wide range of task from start to finish, making sure it is completed in a timely and efficient manner. Mr Corsello is well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and has an analytical mind and great organizational skills. He optimizes all the logistical, technical, human and technological resources.

 Inka Mellon
Administrator of Accounting

 Inka Mellon is the administrator of accounting for J. Forrest Development, LLC. She is in charge of ensuring that all the books are kept in order, everything is accurately recorded, and all financial transactions are accounted for properly in order to abide by all tax laws and financial regulations. Mrs. Mellon also handles the data entry, bookkeeping, taxes, payroll, invoice, accounts payable, receivable, financial reporting, monitoring transactions, maintaining security, confidentiality, and keeps the firm current on applicable legislation and regulations.

 Liliana Pagan 
Administrator & Human Resource

 Liliana Pagan & Catie Jones are the administrative managers of J. Forrest Development, LLC.  They are the first line of communications, and they ensure the administrative aspect of the business is running and organized. They manage and coordinate administrative support services, facilities, security, mail distribution, and record management, monitors budgets for contracts, and coordinates invoices, marketing, advertising, and assistance to coworkers.