Mission

Cultivating Community through                          Thoughtful Development.

What We Do

  • Create Community

    We focus on urban development, new construction & adaptive re-use, that improves the quality of surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Plan for the Future

    All of our projects start with a long-term vision and a commitment to making a positive, lasting impact on the future for all stakeholders.

  • Increase Livability

    Pivot Project addresses community needs and enhances connections by creating new opportunities for Oklahomans to live and work.

  • Generate Returns

    From finance to design and construction, we oversee each project from start to finish —enabling us to maximize returns to investors and the community.

Jon Dodson

Jonathan Dodson

Ben Sellers

Ben Sellers

Managing Partner
ben@nullpivotproject.com

David Wanzer

David Wanzer

Managing Partner
david@nullpivotproject.com

Candace Baitz

Candace Baitz

Development Manager
candace@nullpivotproject.com

Liz Brooks

Liz Brooks

Office Manager
liz@nullpivotproject.com


Jonathan Dodson

Managing Partner

Jonathan Dodson is a former banker turned Oklahoma City developer with a focus toward urban infill development and adaptive re-use.

Dodson moved to Oklahoma City upon graduating from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and was one of the initial members of the Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma in 2007. His interest in urban neighborhoods and re-development helped create a commercial loan portfolio with complex financial stacks including government incentives, mezzanine financing, equity investment and institutional debt.

In fall of 2014, Dodson co-founded Pivot Project in partnership with developers Ben Sellers and David Wanzer. Jonathan spends his time establishing financing for the team, raising equity, consulting for other incremental developers, and hanging out at coffee shops.

When he is not developing, Jonathan can usually be found with his wife and four kids, riding bikes through the neighborhood.

Ben Sellers

Managing Partner

Ben Sellers is an Oklahoma City based developer dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods in the city’s urban core. He is a former commercial real estate appraiser that specialized in multifamily housing.

Sellers holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, and a Master of Land Economics & Real Estate. He founded Wayne Property Advisors in 2012, a brokerage and property management firm focused on urban-infill projects in Oklahoma City. He was an early developer in Oklahoma City’s Uptown District, completing the district’s first speculative mixed-use project.

Ben believes that real estate should not only provide a financial return, but also provide a return to the community. Additionally, projects should emphasize smart planning and thoughtful design, with an eye towards the future of the neighborhood.

Ben and his wife Ashley live in Oklahoma City with their two children.

David Wanzer

Managing Partner

David Wanzer is an Oklahoma City developer and designer with a passion for modern architecture, adaptive re-use and community building. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both finance and environmental design, as well as a Master of Architecture degree.

Community building is at the heart of Wanzer’s work. His research into a long forgotten stretch of Sheridan Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City uncovered the rich history of a district that was once a central hub for Hollywood movie distribution in the U.S. This research, along with Wanzer’s design firm, helped developer Chip Fudge spearhead the revitalization of the city’s now thriving Film Row District.

Wanzer serves on the Board of Directors for Film Row, the Business Improvement District Board for Downtown OKC, Inc. and the Board of Trustees for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He is also an active member in the Oklahoma City chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI.)

He and his wife, Dara, reside in Oklahoma City, living in one of his modern developments along with their cat.

Candace Baitz

Development Manager

Candace Baitz is a development manager at Pivot Project with a passion for growing the Oklahoma City real estate market. Strategically contributing to each project, Baitz touches predevelopment, design, finance, construction, and project completion, including leasing/sales marketing.  Her involvement enhances the collective vision of thoughtful development.

A native Oklahoman, Baitz brings over 8 years of experience in architecture and design including national and international projects. She has previously held positions at ADG, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill in Chicago, and Lightvision in Los Angeles. Baitz earned a Master of Architecture degree in 2008 from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Commercial Real Estate Women and a past board member for the young professional group of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, the Avant Gardeners.

Candace and her husband Cory reside in a historic home in Putnam Heights, with their son Thomas.

Liz Brooks

Office Manager

Liz Brooks is the office manager for Pivot Project overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. She touches many aspects of the business including overseeing payment applications and providing excellent customer service to our many consultants, bankers, and tenants. Her incredible organization skills keeps the team running smoothly.

Prior to joining Pivot Project, Liz worked as the Sr. Executive Assistant to the President of Viejas Entertainment, a concert production company in San Diego for 5 years. At that time Viejas Entertainment booked over 6 different entertainment venues year round.

Liz attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She has two children and lives with her husband in Oklahoma City.