About R+J|D Community Developers

Meet the people behind the community.


Our generations serving your generations.

RJD Community Developers is a Lafayette-based team founded by Jordan Daigle and his father, Robert Daigle, an experienced developer who is also affiliated with Southern Lifestyle Development. Jordan and Robert initially founded their development company, Cottage Developers, to focus exclusively on smaller-scale developments, applying the same community-building principles Robert learned through more than two decades of  experience spearheading major development projects like River Ranch and Sugar Mill Pond. As their portfolio grew, Jordan and Robert realized that Cottage Developers was no longer an accurate representation of their work, so RJD Community Developers was born. Showcasing the new era, the RJD name encompasses the full breadth of developments that Jordan and Robert now focus on. Whether it be conventional, mixed-use, or Traditional Neighborhood Communities, commercial build-to-suits, or mixed-use buildings, RJD is a true community developer.


Robert is the visionary behind the award-winning River Ranch neighborhood in Lafayette, La.

He received the 2004 Patron of Architecture Award from the Louisiana Architectural Foundation. He was named 25 most powerful people on the I-10/12 corridor by 1012 Magazine. In 2001, he was named the Hibernia National Bank Business Person of the Year. As a former attorney, Robert is frequently invited to lecture on construction, land use, and development issues. He was the managing partner and co-founder of Southern Lifestyle Development Company.

Known for excelling on the court, this former Louisiana State University tennis champion played number-one singles and doubles while earning his Bachelor of Science degree.

Before graduating in May 2017, the student-athlete achieved All-SEC status for three years and was a two-time All-American. After school, this passion for sport evolved into a passion for development as he teamed up with his father, Robert, and founded Cottage Developers. Today, Jordan applies his energy and focus to his professional role as co-managing partner of RJD Community Developers.
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