Who We Are


Founded in 2000, MARCEL is a full-service CRE development and management company. In naming the company after his grandfather, Vernon Marcel Veldekens chose to keep a family legacy of hard work, sacrifice, and a commitment to excellence alive.

Vernon Veldekens

As a young man, Vernon Veldekens returned home from studying in Australia with an idea to establish a family-run retail portfolio. At the time, the family owned and managed a 96,000 ft2 retail center. Within months of taking over management, Veldekens was able to double the income of the center. Shortly thereafter, he established what is known today as MARCEL to expand into developing, constructing, and managing additional properties. Over the years, MARCEL has become a merchant developer that banks, investors, and tenants of all types can trust and rely upon. In the spirit of his grandfather, Veldekens continues to lead MARCEL in living up to its reputation for dedication and devotion to a job well done.


At MARCEL, the development team works on strategic solutions for our investors, tenants, and the community at large. With every new development, we look for ways to better serve both our internal and external clients.
As we continue to pursue new CRE development opportunities, we also recognize our responsibility to our neighbors. Toward this end, we always place the needs of the surrounding community in line with the needs of the marketplace. Therefore, at MARCEL we strive to create memorable destinations that provide significant lifestyle landmarks for people who live, work, and play there.
Today, through a simple strategy of increased profits and aggressive debt relief, MARCEL continues to grow and further burnish its professional reputation for providing excellent service through each phase of every project. And as a guiding principle, we never forget our core mission: to support people and places in harmony.
Contact us today to find out more about MARCEL.

Marcel Square

Contraband Pointe

Marcel Gardens

Marcel Harvest Green

Marcel District

Marcel Boulevard

Cross Creek

Marcel Town Center