Mark began his real estate career in 1985 with the purchase of his first home. He received his real estate license in 1987, and principal brokers license in 1989. Over the next nine years, Lechner purchased, renovated, sold and managed more than 100 properties in his. In 1994, Lechner co-founded LDG Development, LLC with business partner Chris Dischinger. Since that time, LDG Development has grown to one of the country’s largest developers of affordable housing with more than 20,000 housing units that spans multiple states. Additionally, the firm also owns and manages commercial properties throughout the country.
Today, LDG has four main divisions all focused on maximizing growth and production. To support this work the company has over 200 employees in its Louisville, Kentucky and Austin, Texas offices.
Lechner is a graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and held leadership positions in sales and marketing for several companies. in leadership positions has been well served with his business degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, as well as sales & management experience with 3 separate companies before he went into the real estate business.