Paul Whiteman, CEO

Paul has over 21 years of residential and commercial development experience. Paul is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Vita Attiva Developers. Paul is the sole member of PDW Investments, LLC (f/k/a Maple Design Develop Build, LLC). PDW was founded in 2008 to acquire, renovate and sell homes in Minneapolis and Edina.  PDW’s business has grown to include multimillion dollar projects including the construction of the 93,000 sq. ft. Dundas/Northfield Sports Dome, in Dundas, Minnesota , and the Southwest Animal Hospital in West St. Paul, Minnesota. More information on PDW and photos of recent projects can be found at

Maria Whiteman Coar, Chief Operating Officer

Maria handles the operations, legal matters, risk management, and performs the corporate secretarial functions for Vita Attiva. Maria is a license attorney in Illinois and is legal counsel for developers and real estate investors in the hospitality industry. Maria was part of the team that created, developed, managed and franchised the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel systems for a subsidiary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.  Maria played an integral role in growing the Hyatt Place brand from a system of 70 hotels to almost 500 hotels. Maria was also lead counsel on a portfolio transaction for an estimated $590MM that was awarded the Merger and Acquisition Deal of the Year at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (“ALIS”) in 2014.

Janis Powers, Lead Agent from Edina Realty

Janis Powers, your Twin Cities South Suburbs Real Estate expert can help you find your perfect home. Learn about neighborhoods, suburbs, and the best places to live in and around Eagan. You will find a wealth of useful Real Estate information for home buyers and sellers. Before you buy or sell a home, be sure to either contact me or view the current market information on my web page

Tracy Stute, Agent from Edina Realty

Buying and selling real estate isn’t a do-it-yourself endeavor. You need a home pricing expert, a skilled negotiator and a networking powerhouse on your side. That’s where I come in as your REALTOR®. When you work with me, you will be backed by my expertise and insights, as well as the support, visibility and networking capabilities of Edina Realty. Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re ready to move up or downsize, please reach out – I’d love to help you reach your real estate goals.

Brian Zielke, Project Manager