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Chris Dischinger

Co-Principal

Chris Dischinger is a proven leader within the real estate development industry and is co-principal and co-founder of LDG Development in Louisville, KY. He is committed to the business of building better lives through developing quality, affordable communities for hard-working families and active seniors to grow and thrive.

In 1994, Chris formed LDG Development with his business partner Mark Lechner, successfully focusing on acquiring, developing, building and managing single-family homes. The company eventually grew to have a portfolio of more than 500 homes as well as acquiring and managing commercial real estate properties in 17 states. In 2002, LDG saw an opportunity to enter the Housing Tax Credit Program and by using this model, LDG has developed over 8000 units in multiple states.

Today, LDG has three main divisions, all focused on maximizing growth and production. With the mission statement, “Everyone Deserves a Quality Place to Live”, the company has over 30 employees in its offices located in Louisville, KY and Austin, TX and are focused on developing and managing quality properties for the thousands of families of residents and families it serves.

Chris has served as president of four different trade organizations including the national president of the Society of Exchange Councilors. He resides in his hometown of Louisville, KY with his family.

Comprehensive Business and Real Estate Activities

  • Sold 120 Condos in eighteen months (Lakeview Condos)
  • Bought and renovated 113,000+ square foot shopping center (Russell Plaza)
  • Renovated, leased, and managed 62,000 square foot office building – went from 0% to 85% occupancy in 12 months (Breckenridge Business Centre)
  • Built to suit 9700 square foot office building (4511 Bardstown Road)
  • Built to suit four Hollywood Video Stores (One in Kentucky and Three in Ohio)
  • Acquired 17 former Color Tile commercial buildings in 10 states
  • Acquired and renovated over 300 single family homes
  • Built over 200 single family homes
  • Total renovation of 18 unit and 16 unit apartment buildings with city of Louisville rehab loan
  • Developed 34 lot subdivision (The Enclave)
  • Renaissance Housing Ltd – 27 unit Tax Credit Project – Louisville Ky (Investor – House Investments)
  • Forest Drive Single Family Homes -24 unit Tax Credit Project – (Sold)
  • Crescent Hill Development, LLC – Developed, built and sold 38 unit condo project
  • Acquired 12,250 square foot office building in Louisville, KY
  • Commercial Property Group – Acquired 7,800 square foot office building in Frankfort, KY
  • Overlook at Beargrass Creek – developed and built 26 unit condo complex
  • Cooper Chapel Properties – developed and built 72 unit condo complex
  • Glen Hill Manor II, Ltd – 108 unit tax credit project in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Elkhorn Creek Ltd – 44 unit tax credit project in Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Falcon Crest Patio Homes – 14 units
  • Falcon Crest Condos – 64 units
  • Falcon Crest Apartments – 208 unit apartment building in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Acquired and sold 15,500 square foot office building – 1961 Bishops Lane, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Acquired, leased, and built out 14,625 square foot office building in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Acquired 22,000 square foot office building in Riverport Industrial Park
  • Elkhorn Creek Phase II – 48 unit tax credit apartment project
  • Elk River Senior Housing – 40 unit tax credit apartment project
  • Gleneagles Apartments – a 184 unit new construction apartment complex in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Acquisition of 200,000 square foot office building and parking structure in Elmira, New York
  • Acquisition of commercial building in Carrizo Springs, Texas
  • Acquisition and sale of vacant land parcel in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Acquisition, plat approval and sale of 45 acre business park in Tyler, Texas
  • Acquisition of 54,000 square foot office building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Harris Branch Apartments – 248 unit new construction apartment project in Austin, Texas
  • Whispering Woods Apartments – 48-unit new construction apartment project in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Park Place at Loyola Apartments – 252 unit new construction project in Austin, Texas
  • Santora Villas Apartments – 192 unit new construction project in Austin, Texas
  • The Villas at Shaver – 240 unit new construction project in Pasadena, Texas
  • Inwood Crossings – 260 unit new construction project in Wichita, Kansas
  • The Muses – Phase I – 211 unit new construction project in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Whispering Woods Apartments – Phase II – 50 unit new construction apartment project in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Melbourne Sr – 110 unit senior housing complex in Alvin, Texas
  • The Muses – Phase II – 52 unit housing complex in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Overlook Terraces – 144 unit apartment complex in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Floral Gardens Senior – 100 unit independent senior living apartment complex in Houston, Texas

Summary of Professional Experience and Business Transactions

  • Developed and built in excess of 4,000 units of multi-unit family properties in numerous states
  • Acquired, renovated and managed over 500 single family
  • Created numerous 1031 tax deferred exchanges
  • Built and sold over 500 single family homes
  • Developed or owned 6 hotels
  • Owned commercial property in 19 states

Selected Industry Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2007 Cliff Weaver Award for Most Creative Transaction- Society of Exchange Counselors
  • 2006 Exchange of the Year Kentucky Real Estate Exchangors
  • 2005 President’s Award- Louisville Apartment Association
  • 2005 Cliff Weaver Award for Most Creative Transaction –Society of Exchange Counselors
  • 2004 Government Affairs Award- Louisville Apartment Association
  • 2003 Don Kessler Award & Exchange of the Year- Kentucky Real Estate Exchangors
  • 2002 Ed Melton Award Kentuckiana Real Estate Investors Association
  • 2001 President’s Award and Exchange of the Year- Kentucky Real Estate Exchangors

Education

  • University Of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1984-1988
    • Bachelor of Arts—School of Business
  • St. Xavier High School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1980-1984
    • High School Diploma

Certifications & Extended Areas of Study

  • A-Pass-Weikel Real Estate License
  • Auctioneer License
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation
  • Society of Exchange Counselors (SEC) designation
  • Investment Analysis and Creative Real Estate Techniques, Equity Marking Specialist (EMS) designation
  • Extensive course work in real estate and business development, strategic coaching, etc.

Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Exchange Counselors
    • President 2011
    • Board of Governors 2005-2007
  • Kentucky Real Estate Exchangors
    • Current Board of Directors
    • President 1993 and 1994
  • Kentuckiana Real Estate Investors Association
    • President
  • Indiana Real Estate Exchangors
    • President 1993-1994
  • Louisville Apartment Association
    • Secretary/Treasurer 2006-2007
    • President 2003 and 2004

More Team Members

Mark Lechner

Co-Principal

Robert Ackerman

Xpert Design and Construction
Project Superintendent

Lisa Becker

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Brian

Director of Development

Ray Brown

Xpert Design and Construction
Controller

Chris Byrd

Development Manager

Nick Chitwood

Development Manager

Landon Cox

Development Coordinator

Richard Davis

Staff Accountant

Shane Derringer

Assistant Project Manager

Missy Sterns

Regional Asset Manager

Patty Morley

Executive Administrator

Jason Trevino

Senior Development Coordinator

Kristin Hulsman

Director of Asset Management

Justin Hartz

Director of Development (Texas)

Carrie Gallahue

Staff Accountant

Chase Darst

Development Coordinator

Frank Leist

Architect

Jill Jones

Executive Assistant

Keith Musanje

Staff Accountant

Paul Mitchell

Xpert Design and Construction
Staff Accountant

Ron Dischinger

Building Coordinator

Sandra Hayward

Project Assistant

Ted Payne

Architect

Terry Kanaly

Director of Construction

Kevin Boyd

Financial Analyst

Jake Brown

Development Coordinator

Dru Childre

Development Coordinator

Wendy DeSchoolmeester

Regional Asset Manager

Kara Dischinger

Development Coordinator

Theresa Ebner

Director of Asset Management (Texas)

Heather Eubank

Xpert Design and Construction
Program Coordinator

Vincent Fasone

Project Superintendent

Dennis Faucher

Project Superintendent

Rochelle Gilbert

Development Coordinator

Eric Goodman

Financial Analyst

Michael Gross

Development Manager

Joshua Haston

Development Coordinator

Harald Heer

Xpert Design and Construction
Senior Project Manager

Laurie Husbands

Xpert Design and Construction
Assistant Project Manager

Todd Jones

Xpert Design and Construction
Project Superintendent

Steve Rapp

Xpert Design and Construction
Chief Financial Officer

Christi Robinson

Director of Public Relations

Mandy Steed

Office Manager (Texas)

Ramona Vasta

Development Coordinator

Francisco Visuet

Xpert Design and Construction
Project Superintendent

Andy Scott

Xpert Design and Construction

Darrell Marshall

Project Superintendent

Phil Moncada

Project Manager

Chase Cain

Development Coordinator

Lindsey Osborne

Director of Sales and Marketing

Christi Pyle

Senior Regional Asset Manager

Adam Gray

Project Manager

Alecia Wells

Receptionist

Michael Boren

Assistant Controller

Jill Bridgewater

Director of Portfolio Management

Sam Bick

Executive Vice President

Deborah Champion

Senior Paralegal/Closing Coordinator

Kristi Boone

Portfolio Analyst

Della White

Regional Asset Manager

Nathan Dicken, CPA

Xpert Design and Construction, Assistant Controller

Michele Shiley

Xpert Design and Construction, Sr. Accountant

Alan Stogsdill

Architect Project Manager/Construction Administrator

Karen Kessler

Senior Accountant