Our Commitment to
Communities is Personal
Lansdowne Development Group operates through the synergy of our extensive network of strong relationships and the creative talent of our extended team, including land planners, construction managers, landscape architects and experts in the fields of finance, law and marketing.
It is Lansdowne Development Group’s mission to create value by building the fabric of communities through thoughtful, responsible and economically viable real estate solutions.
Leonard S. (Hobie) Mitchel - President, CEO & Managing Partner
Mr. Mitchel has been a residential and commercial developer in the Washington metropolitan area for the past 40 years developing over 20,000 residential units and 14 million square feet of non-residential uses. Prior to that, Mr. Mitchel was involved in the development and redevelopment of over 2,000 rental multi-family units, luxury single-family homes, Age Restricted Communities, office, retail, and hotel developments in the Washington metro area and the State of Florida. He is currently the President, CEO and Managing Partner for Lansdowne Development Group and holds a Class “A” General contractors license in the State of Florida. Mr. Mitchel received his undergraduate degree and his MBA from George Washington University.
Associations ~ Mr. Mitchel is a Life Director of the Northern Virginia Builders Industry Association (NVBIA), a member of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Public Life ~ Mr. Mitchel is a 14-year Board of Director member of the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority, a member of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission, a 20-year member of the Fiscal Impact Committee which determines impact fee calculations, and a Member of the Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board.
Additionally, Mr. Mitchell served 10 years on the Loudoun County Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board (ADUAB), 6 years on the Virginia Housing and Community Development Board (three as its Chairman), was a member of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, was a member of the Virginia Governors Commission on Transportation (two 4-year terms), and was an At-Large “Urban” member of the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (for 7 years).
Awards ~ Mr. Mitchel has received the following awards: Presidential Award, NVBIA; Lord Fairfax Honoree (Fairfax County, Virginia); Wright Memorial Award in Transportation (State of Virginia); Presidential Lifetime Achievement from Dulles Transportation Association; Loudoun County Leonard S. (Hobie) Mitchel Day in Service Achievement; and Eagle Scout.
Robert A. Hickey - General Counsel
Robert A. Hickey serves as a Manager of Lansdowne Development Group and as General Counsel. In addition to his duties at Lansdowne Development Group, Mr. Hickey also serves as General Counsel of Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd, a 300 person engineering, planning, surveying, and environmental consulting firm headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. Mr. Hickey has served in this capacity with Bowman Consulting Group since 2003. Prior to joining Bowman Consulting Group, Mr. Hickey was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and practiced law for twenty years, both in a prominent local firm and in a large national law firm. He has also served in many leadership roles for a number of community and charitable organizations, and he is currently a Director of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Mr. Hickey received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.
Richard Lanham - Vice President – Development & Planning
Mr. Lanham serves as Vice President of Community Planning and Development for Lansdowne Development Group where he is involved in the future planning of our residential and mixed-use developments. Prior to Lansdowne, Mr. Lanham was a Vice President at Kettler, Inc., where he spent 14 years managing all aspects of residential and mixed-use developments across Northern Virginia and Maryland. Prior to that, Mr. Lanham was a Planner with Loudoun County, Virginia.
Mr. Lanham is a member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Mr. Lanham received his Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Master of Arts in Geography and Urban Planning from East Carolina University.
Greg Bowman - Vice President – Operations
Greg Bowman serves as Vice President of Operations for Lansdowne Development Group. Mr. Bowman’s responsibilities include managing internal operations of all active and future projects, project closings and tracking and financial management functions.
Mr. Bowman is a member of Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Mr. Bowman received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership from Virginia Tech.
Larry Beerman - Vice President of Land Acquisitions
Larry Beerman serves as Vice President of Land Acquisitions for Lansdowne Development Group where he identifies strategic properties and opportunities. He is also responsible for identifying strategic properties that may require local rezoning or entitlement.
Mr. Beerman represented the Dulles District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (1996-1999) as well as the Planning Commission (2004-2006) where he served two years as Chairman. Mr. Beerman also served over 10 years on the Inova Loudoun Hospital Board of Directors (2001-2011). He is a member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
A native Washingtonian, Mr. Beerman received his Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from George Mason University. He is a licensed real estate agent.
Lansdowne Development Group Advisory Board
Lansdowne Development Group is pleased to work closely with an Advisory Board of experienced, dedicated and successful professionals. Current Board members include:
Mr. Gary Bowman, Chairman and President, Bowman Consulting Group
Mr. Bowman is Bowman Consulting Group’s Founder leading the organization's evolution from a small civil engineering office to a three hundred person multi-discipline design and consulting firm with fourteen offices throughout the U.S. Mr. Bowman is a civil engineer and entrepreneur who is passionate about growth, quality, and bringing together talented professionals to work together as a team.
Mr. Robert Hickey, CFO & General Counsel, Lansdowne Development Group and Bowman Consulting Group
Mr. Hickey serves as a Manager of Lansdowne Development Group and as its Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. In addition, he also serves as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd, a 200 person engineering, planning, surveying, and environmental consulting firm.
Ms. Laurie Matthews, Principal, Laurie Matthews Marketing
Ms. Matthews founded Laurie Matthews Marketing in 2009 and has been working with clients to successfully promote their companies through brand alignment, product development and positioning, digital development, market research, public relations, creative development and strategic placement of marketing materials, and event planning. She has also been actively involved in the development and management of Community Homeowner Associations from the Developer's side and she served on several HOA Boards from 2000 - 2009. Ms. Matthews is actively involved in NVBIA and she serves as the GALA Program Chairperson for the NVBIA/MNCBIA Annual GALA Awards.
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