Luck Development Partners believes in the power of imagination, the power of exploration and the power of the pioneering spirit. It is with this mindset we consistently emerge with new ways to connect communities to nature, history and culture. For us, creating places is more than a job; it is a passion that drives us to explore new options in designing environments.
Luck Development Partners (LDP), an affiliate of Luck Stone Corporation, began in 1993 with a strong commitment to the same values that make up the foundation of Luck Stone Corporation:
Each day, we rely on these core values to lead our entities through creative exploration. This exploration leads us to create unique places that responsibly complement the surrounding area's historic and natural beauty and will evolve and thrive as time moves forward.
This is the legacy that Luck Development Partners builds.
Eileen Dahlstedt has been actively involved in Richmond's commercial real estate industry for 25 years, and began her career with Luck Stone Corporation (LSC) in 2002 with oversight of Luck Properties, the real estate development arm of LSC. During this period she honed her business skills and acumen that guided the team in branding and creating the new vision to transform Luck Properties into Luck Development Partners (LDP). Eileen's current role is General Manager for LDP, LLC, which became an affiliate company of Luck Stone Corporation in 2006. She has the responsibility to ensure LDP's activities and actions align with the core values of leadership, commitment, integrity and creativity and strategic objectives are implemented in a manner which showcases LDP's unique approach to land development and community & environmental stewardship. Eileen is a native of Richmond, VA and a 1984 graduate of Virginia Tech.
Howie Long's background in planning and development from a public sector perspective, combined with his experience in project/construction management, transitions well into his role within LDP. Since 2006, Howie has been a member of the LDP team, leading the project management of current and future projects. Howie currently manages and coordinates LDP's construction and development program, including selection and coordination of professional consultants, to budget oversight and governmental approvals. Howie is from the small southwestern Virginia town of Richlands and a graduate of Virginia Tech.
President & Chief Growth Officer, Luck Companies & Vice President, Luck Development Partners
Taking the legacy driven values of LDP into consideration, it comes as no surprise that its vice president is an avid outdoors-man as well as a person who cares deeply about doing the right thing. John, a Virginia native, came from Richmond's Innsbrook Office Park development team to join Luck Stone and it's affiliate, LDP, in 1993. He has played a key role in helping to lead the development of the LDP vision and strategy. John received both his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Giving back has been an element in Paula's life for many years. She has enjoyed volunteer work since childhood which makes her a perfect fit for LDP and its vision of creating responsible communities. Paula joined LDP in 2006, bringing valuable experience she had gained from her diverse background including over 20 years with federal defense and military contractors. Paula moved to Hanover County from the Washington D.C. area in 2003. She has two children and enjoys spending time outdoors.