Company Profile

Our Commitment to

Building Exceptional

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 - Managing Member


Mr. Hobie Mitchel has been a residential and commercial developer in the Washington metropolitan area for over 40 years, developing over 20 thousand residential units and 14 million square feet of non-residential uses. Mr. Mitchel’s experience includes the development and redevelopment of over two thousand rental multi-family units, luxury single-family homes, age restricted communities, office, retail and hotel developments in both the Washington metro area and Florida. He is currently the CEO and President at Lansdowne Development Group. He 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.

Tim Kissler - Vice President - Equity Investments

Mr. Tim Kissler serves as Vice President of Equity Investments at Lansdowne Development Group. Mr. Kissler brings over 30 years of experience managing the development and construction of $750 million in real estate development projects, consistently completing projects profitably, on-time and within budget.


Prior to joining Lansdowne Development Group, Mr. Kissler worked with several developers- to include The John Akridge Companies, Albert H. Halff Associates, Inc., CastleRock Partners and Global Development Partners. Mr. Kissler is a licensed professional engineer with the state of Illinois, and a licensed real estate sales professional, in the states of Minnesota and Maryland.


Mr. Kissler graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Land Development Engineering.




Michael Cardman - Director of  Operations

Mr. Michael Cardman serves as Director of Operations at Lansdowne Development Group.  Mr. Cardman’s responsibilities include project tracking, project closings and financial management functions of all active and future projects. Prior to joining Lansdowne Development Group, Mr. Cardman spent 3 years with Bowman Consulting Group as a Land Development Civil Engineer.


Mr. Cardman is a member of Harrisonburg City Public Schools STEM Academy Advisory Board.  He is also a member of Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).


Mr. Cardman received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and he received his Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) Real Estate Development/Finance from Georgetown University.

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