Our Team

Michael M. Brodsky

Michael founded Hamlet Homes in 1995 and delivered more than 4,000 new homes in Northern Utah while serving as the CEO.

Prior to moving to Utah, Michael was a division president for 14 years with The Ryland Group, Inc., based in Columbia, Maryland. While in this position, he grew one division into three separate divisions. In 1983, the division closed 75 homes in Baltimore County, and by 1990, they closed just under 1,000 homes in Baltimore and Harford Counties Maryland and Northern Delaware. From 1975–1980, Michael was with Wilmington, Delaware–based Leon N. Weiner & Associates as a project manager and construction superintendent. For six months, Michael took an assignment with Clarence Johnson, Ltd. in Barbados, West Indies to construct a deep-water harbor expansion in Georgetown and to renovate a local airport. Prior to Leon N. Weiner & Associates, he spent three years in the US Virgin Islands as their Director of Construction, constructing a low-income, mid-rise apartment complex as well as multiple single-family detached communities.

In January 2017, Michael sold Hamlet Homes to the four senior managers of the company and he stepped down from his role as CEO in the summer of 2020. Now, in his position overseeing the business operations of Brodsky Built, Michael is responsible for identifying land opportunities that will provide finished lots for builders in Northern Utah. Along with Nick Mingo, he oversees the development entitlement process through local municipalities.

Michael received his bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Salt Lake Home Builders Association (HBA), and serves on the Executive Committee of the Utah State Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI); previously as the council’s treasurer and now as the Chair of their Advisory Board. In 2016, he chaired the ULI Utah Real Estate Trends Event and was instrumental in converting it from a luncheon event into a full-day program. In 2002, he was one of 24 finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Michael has served on the National Ability Center Board of Directors, served as the organization’s Board President in 2003, and is currently an Honorary Board Member. Michael resides in Park City with his wife Susan, of 35 years.

John Aldous

John Aldous

John was instrumental in overseeing the building of rental homes in Magna City and continues to be involved in the construction activities for the company in the Salt Lake City area. John has had a long and illustrious career with Hamlet Homes and The Hamlet Companies, founded by Michael Brodsky in 1995. John served as president and chief operating officer of Hamlet Homes from 1995 through 2016, when he retired from that position. While president, he was responsible for directing the production, sales and marketing departments, overseeing the budgets and cash flow, and developing Hamlet’s products. Instrumental in the growth of the homebuilding company during his 21 years of service, Hamlet Homes built more than 4,000 value-oriented homes in 50 attractively designed communities, filling a much-needed niche in Utah. In April 2020, John came out of retirement to serve as a consultant, and shortly after was appointed a VP with Hamlet Development, a Brodsky Built company.

Prior to joining Hamlet Homes, Aldous was division president with Columbia, Md.-based The Ryland Group, Inc., from 1988-1995. Aldous oversaw the home building operation for the company’s Chesapeake Division in Annapolis, Md., which included land acquisition, sales and production, personnel, planning and budgets. Under his supervision, the division’s market share rose five percent and the division was awarded “Division of the Year” in 1991 and 1992. The award was based on profitability, return on investment, customer satisfaction and employee development. In 1994, Aldous opened a Ryland division in Utah.

Aldous began his career in 1973 with Ryan Homes, Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he held various positions, including division president. Aldous received his bachelor’s in economics from Brigham Young University and resides in Draper with his wife.

Nicolas M. Mingo

Nicolas is a founding Member of EDM Partners, a civil engineering and land development consulting firm in Salt Lake City. A licensed professional engineer and certified green professional, Nick is a graduate of the University of Utah and began his consulting firm in 2010.

Over his professional career, he has been active in various capacities in the land development community. Immediately preceding the establishment of EDM Partners, Nick served as the Vice President of Hamlet Development, where he was responsible for all land development operations and green building programs. The land development undertakings included urban infill subdivisions, transit-oriented developments adjacent to UTA TRAX, brownfield remediation projects, and resort communities.

Prior to working with Brodsky Built, Nick served in several positions with Stantec Consulting, where he began his career in land development. While at Stantec, he was responsible for the design and management of numerous residential and commercial projects, most notably the Whistler Sliding Centre, constructed for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This civil engineering background and design experience has been invaluable. During his career, Nick has had the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the development process.

As a registered professional engineer, Nick’s experience includes the design, preparation and coordination of construction plans for culinary water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, roadway, and erosion control improvements for residential and commercial projects. His responsibilities include hydrologic and hydraulic studies for storm water management, water demand studies and sanitary sewer capacity studies. He also has a solid understanding of grading constraints and erosion control best management practices. While the majority of his work has been with private sector clients on residential and commercial projects, he has designed numerous infrastructure projects within the public sector.

Building on his civil engineering background, Nick has successfully completed the development of more than 3,500 lots in communities along the Wasatch Front. He is experienced in all aspects of the development process, beginning with project feasibility and concept planning to running through project completion and HOA management. He is accountable for due diligence reviews, processing entitlements, buildability reviews, value engineering, project scheduling, cost control, quality assurance and site inspections.

Holly Franklin

Holly Franklin

Executive Assistant to Michael Brodsky, the Owner of Brodsky Built, which includes Hamlet Development Corporation, the Granton Square Office Building, Birkhill office condominiums, and Elsinore Communications. Since joining the company in 2017, she helps operate the day–to–day functions of the various companies, including the administration of Elsinore Communications and Hamlet Design. Holly is also involved with overseeing commercial rental properties at Birkhill and at the Granton Square office building in Murray where their corporate offices are located.

Holly is an experienced Executive Assistant (EA) with over 16 years in serving C-Suite executives. She has extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and Microsoft Publisher which she uses to create the corporate brochure, annual business plan, and investor proformas for each project.

Holly assists in the management of all development projects and related business correspondence, and is the primary point of contact for the Company. Having held EA positions in the HOA, commercial lending, and international sales industries, she is able to tailor her skills to meet and anticipate the needs of various leaders and their clients. Holly excels in clear communication and assists in the coordination of all business-related activities, both external and internal to the Company, including travel and project planning.

Holly is very dependable and can be trusted with matters of extreme importance and high confidentiality. Before joining Hamlet Development, a Brodsky Built company, Holly worked for one of Utah’s largest HOA management companies as the Executive Assistant for the President. Previous to her EA role, she served as an HOA Portfolio Manager. As a portfolio manager, Holly managed approximately 20 communities throughout Northern Utah which included condominiums, townhomes, and private single-family residential communities. In this role, she facilitated vendor maintenance, tracked association spending and income, created community newsletters, prepared annual budgets, and worked closely with the elected board members to conduct their monthly and annual meetings. Holly was an advocate to the homeowners she served and enjoyed working with board members and developers to ensure their amenities were maintained, CC&Rs were enforced, and homeowner’s expectations were met.

Holly’s experience in the HOA industry gave her the experience to grow in residential development, specifically with the involvement and understanding of homeowner’s associations. She now assists in the preparation of the CC&Rs and Bylaws for all community projects.

Holly grew up in Ohio and moved to Utah in 1993 to attend what is now Utah Valley University, where she majored in psychology and education. Her love of the arts gave her an early opportunity to work at a local art studio and gallery where she managed the reproduction process of fine art giclée prints for painters and photographers. Working in this industry helped mature her appreciation for detail and organization. After 5+ years at Coleman Studios, she found her first executive assistant opportunity serving the CEO of a commercial lending brokerage and has continued with that career path ever since.

Aaliyah Dudley

Aaliyah Dudley

Aaliyah joined our team in November of 2022 and assists with office administrative needs and accounting tasks. Aaliyah provides administrative support to all team members and serves as the administrator to our real estate sales team. Through previous experience, Aaliyah has acquired a strength for paying attention to detail, especially with numbers. Aaliyah has over three years of experience in construction invoicing and management.

Before moving to Utah in 2019, Aaliyah grew up in New Mexico where she received her associate degree in Anthropology.  She plans to continue her education to complete her bachelors with a focus in Archeology & Linguistics.

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