Better Development, Better Communities
Redefining Real Estate Development
Rappahannock Development Group was created to streamline the residential real estate development process by leveraging our financial strength, strategic planning philosophy, and construction acumen to deliver quality housing alternatives to homebuilders and to meet the needs of our communities.
Stability in a changing World
Rappahannock Development Group is committed to achieving steady long-term economic growth for our investors, customers, and communities. Our financial strength allows us to navigate short-term market interruptions and deliver finished land assets to meet market demands.
Our team extensively researches demographic trends, migration patterns, and market performance to target properties with current and future housing supply shortages.
Rappahannock Development Group acquires undeveloped land strategically located within designated primary growth areas, obtains zoning and construction entitlements, and delivers finished residential lots to national and regional homebuilders.
Invested in Community
Our success depends upon meeting the needs of our communities. Since inception, Rappahannock Development Group has invested over $100,000,000 in infrastructure and amenities to creating vibrant, safe, and prosperous neighborhoods. By providing homeownership opportunities at affordable prices we support housing cost stability and opportunities for families to build generational wealth. From entry-level townhomes to large lot single-family houses, and age-targeted villas, RDG works to deliver high-quality, affordable products to meet the financial and lifestyle needs of our communities.
Rappahannock Development Group prioritizes in-fill properties with strong demographic and economic drivers, adequate public facilities, quality schools, and a limited supply of entitled, available land for affordable residential lots. Rappahannock Development Group seeks to set up homebuilders for success, and build communities that buyers want to call home.
Housing developments don’t have to be controversial. RDG extensively researches demographic trends, migration patterns, and existing market performance to target properties within attractive communities with current and future housing supply shortages. An understanding of the needs of existing communities is vital to identifying projects that appropriately supplement and enhance local housing stock without negatively impacting community services and quality of life.
Consumer demand is ever-evolving. RDG and its homebuilding partners deliver high-quality, affordable developments designed to appeal to the widest possible cross-section of potential buyers in a given market. From entry level townhomes, large lot single-family houses, and age-targeted villas, we provide options that meet the financial and lifestyle needs of our communities.
Capital is key. RDG’s financial strength and capital market relationships allow us to quickly evaluate and execute on ‘right-priced’ development opportunities no matter how large or complex. RDG’s thorough underwriting and strategic capital deployment results in projects that can withstand market fluctuations while being poised to respond to market demands.
Timing is everything. RDG’s success depends on our ability to bring developments to market in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. RDG builds long-term relationships with local governments, consultants, review agencies and contractors to compress and optimize every step of the development timeline. Our homebuilding partners count on us to provide a continuous pipeline of finished lots so they can concentrate on selling homes.
Our reputation matters. We invest in our communities for the long-haul and work tirelessly to exceed expectations at every step in the development process. Our track record of delivering quality projects for our communities, solid returns for our capital partners, and best-in-class opportunities for homebuilders and homeowners is vital to maintaining positive growth for our communities and our business.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Haynes is the founder and currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of both Rappahannock Development Group and Lifecycle Construction Services. Sean is an award-winning entrepreneur and senior executive with over twenty-seven years of program and project management experience. He has extensive experience in all aspects of design, construction management and cost engineering and has managed a national and international portfolio of work valued at over $2 Billion for various federal, state, municipal, and private clients. He is a formal Navy Civil Engineers Corps Officer.
Chief Development Officer
Mr. Hornung oversees all development aspects of RDG projects, including acquisition, design, estimating, permitting, contracting and construction. With over 25 years managing commercial, industrial, and residential development projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Hornung specializes in identifying strategically located development opportunities, navigating local entitlement processes, and delivering finished projects on time and under budget.
Director of Construction
Mr. Coleman is responsible for leading RDG’s construction division to achieve objectives, meet customer commitments, and deliver high-quality communities on schedule. Mr. Coleman has over 10 years experience managing horizontal and vertical construction projects across the U.S. His responsibilities include working closely with all departments within RDG the company including development, sales, design, and finance to help deliver best class service with clients and vendors.