Creating Great Places and Enhancing Lives Through the Built Environment

Stony Point Development Group is an award-winning real estate development firm headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Stony Point's mission is creating great places and enhancing lives through the built environment. The company is uniquely focused on community building in high quality, walkable locations with connections to natural amenities. It acquires, builds and operates mixed asset development projects primarily focused on housing, office, and experiential retail.

Founded in 2015, Stony Point Development Group has managed over $300MM of direct investment in ground-up development and acquisitions representing more than 1.2 million square feet of construction and 250 acres of land development. Our vertically integrated team manages the entire project lifecycle from deal sourcing to acquisition through project delivery and asset management. We are recognized as an emerging leader in mixed-use urban development and one of the most active private developers in Central Virginia.

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Stony Point Development Group applies our Core Values of Respect, Teamwork, Creativity, Integrity and Excellence to each project. We strive to include local stakeholders, architects, civic groups, and community leaders in the development process, and pride ourselves on our sensitivity to local voices and willingness to listen.

In addition to our work in Charlottesville, Virginia, Stony Point Development Group is actively working in Richmond, Virginia and Harwich Port, Massachusetts and Raleigh, Noth Carolina.

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Keepin' It Fresh -Reinventing Charlottesville’s iconic Dairy Market

Keepin' It Fresh -Reinventing Charlottesville’s iconic Dairy Market

Dairy Market is sited in the Monticello Dairy building, built in 1936 as the first brick-and-mortar location for the beloved Charlottesville business. Originally an ice cream company, the working dairy also sold milk, butter, and cheese; the building quickly became a community gathering place known for its ice cream parlor and event room. Today, the expansive spaces feature nostalgic black and white photos that evoke the building’s history.

USA TODAY: UNDER-THE-RADAR ATTRACTIONS

USA TODAY: UNDER-THE-RADAR ATTRACTIONS

When Thomas Hall planned a weekend road trip to Blacksburg, Virginia, he added an unusual tourist attraction to his itinerary: the Dairy Market in Charlottesville. Hall heard about the new food hall in the historic Monticello Dairy Building in downtown Charlottesville and wanted to see it. "It was new, it was different and it was an easy place to eat new and varied food outside," says Hall, a lawyer from Richmond, Virginia. "We also want to avoid super-crowded destinations this summer, especially with unvaccinated kids." The Dairy Market is one of thousands of unusual attractions finding their way onto summer vacation itineraries this year.

Dairy Market, the South’s newest market hall, and the first in Virginia’s Central Piedmont region.

Dairy Market, the South’s newest market hall, and the first in Virginia’s Central Piedmont region.

“We are thrilled to open Dairy Market’s doors and introduce both our incredible community and Charlottesville visitors to the best of the destination’s diverse food and beverage scene, with globally inspired and locally sourced handcrafted cuisine from a selection of talented merchants,” said Stony Point President, Chris Henry. “It was important for us to pay homage to the original Monticello Dairy building which is so beloved in the community, and create a space where everyone feels welcome.

Virginia Humanities Plans to Open a Public Humanities Center in Charlottesville’s Historic Monticello Dairy Building

Virginia Humanities Plans to Open a Public Humanities Center in Charlottesville’s Historic Monticello Dairy Building

Charlottesville—Virginia Humanities has announced plans to relocate its headquarters in early 2021 to Dairy Central, Charlottesville’s historic former Monticello Dairy building at Grady and Preston avenues. More than an office, the new Virginia Humanities center and headquarters is being designed as a welcoming space for public discussions, programs, exhibitions, and educational opportunities.

Our Team

Christopher Henry

President

Chris Henry is Co-Founder and President of Stony Point Development Group where he oversees direct acquisition and development of urban mixed-use projects such as Riverside Village, Dairy Central, Harwich Port Commons, and Zion Town Center. Prior to co-founding Stony Point Development Group in 2013, Chris worked with Hill International in Atlanta, GA representing real estate developers on hotel, conference center and speculative office developments. From there, he went on to join the project controls team with Bechtel International in Africa and South America where he gained experience on megaprojects with total invested capital in excess of $500MM.

Chris studied Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia and holds a Master’s degree in Building Science/Construction Management from Virginia Tech. Chris is active civically as a member of the Executive Committee of the Strategic Housing Partnership and as a member of the inaugural class of Monticello Young Advisors, and was awarded the Christopher Lee Small Businessperson of the Year award by the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce in 2019. Chris lives in downtown Charlottesville with his wife, two young children, and two labradoodles.

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Ron Buchanan

Chief Operating Officer

Ron Buchanan joined Tiger Lily Capital in November 2018, with more than 30 years of professional experience as a petroleum engineer, investment banker, management consultant, and corporate finance executive. After two years as the Chief Financial Officer of Tiger Lily Capital, Ron was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer serving the strategic needs of Tiger Lily Capital, PBM Capital Group, and Stony Point Development Group. Ron brings more than 14 years of experience in the real estate sector to the Stony Point Development Group team in the form of debt and equity capital raising, asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, and development across various asset classes, including: multi-family, manufactured housing, office, warehouse, retail, hospitality, and chattel financing.

After earning an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering from West Virginia University, Ron worked as a production engineer for ConocoPhillips throughout its North American operations. Ron also earned an MBA degree from The Darden School at The University of Virginia prior to working as an investment banker focused on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and natural gas sector. Most recently, Ron served as the Chief Financial Officer for a single-family office in Charlottesville with a brief tenure as the Chief Financial Officer for a local financial institution. Ron and Anna, his wife of more than 30 years, have one son, Ian.

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Kevin Miller

Senior Vice President

Kevin joined Stony Point Development Group in 2018. His industry experience has been focused on large scale ground up mixed-use developments and value-add investments. Kevin has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with friends.

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Josh Batman

Vice President

Joshua Batman has a lifetime of experience in the Architecture, Development and Construction industries. His career began in development and construction in his family business, where he completed $20MM in single family and multi-family projects. After graduate studies, he co-founded a design/build firm with internationally recognized architect Joseph Wheeler.

He joined Stony Point Development Group in 2016 and was instrumental in executing on $120MM in direct real estate investment. Outside of Virginia, Joshua interned at SOM with the team responsible for the Burj Khalifa tower on a prototype for industrialized large-scale mixed-use development. Joshua holds an undergraduate Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, and a master’s in architecture from Virginia Tech, where he is a key collaborator in the Virginia Tech FutureHaus program that won the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East. Joshua has received several state and local AIA awards and was nominated as the NAHB Young Building Professional of the Year for Region A two years running.

Joshua is on the board of the Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust, an active member of the ULI, the AIA, the Virginia ELA, and BRHBA. Joshua has full family life with his wife and two daughters. Out of the office he loves boating of any kind, fly fishing, hiking, beaches and fine cuisine.

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Jodi Mills

Director of Marketing and PR

Jodi has lived most of her life in Virginia and has loved calling Charlottesville home since 2010. She attended George Mason University. As, the Director of Marketing and PR, Jodi brings over 25 years of experience in Sales, Management, Marketing and Training to Stony Point Development Group, 23 of these exclusively in Real Estate Sales. She has been recognized with top honors and is well respected amongst her peers.

Her passion for excellence is what makes her a true professional. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and zeroes in on the overall customer experience. Jodi is passionate about building, communication and philanthropy. Jodi is also a licensed Realtor with Nest Realty Group, is the current President of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association and an active member of the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors. Volunteering and supporting her local community are extremely important to her and she is committed to giving back in any way she can.

Jodi and her husband Chuck have been married for 28 years and have three children. You can find her in her spare time cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends and enjoying a great glass of wine.

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Kristen Heckel

Staff Accountant

Kristen has lived in Charlottesville most of her life. She received her degree in Business Management and shortly after began her accounting career. She started Property Management and Construction accounting in 2015, joining Stony Point in 2018. Kristen has two boys, Brycen and Brody. In her spare time she enjoys DIY crafts and projects, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

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Joe Wrege

Project Manager

Joe started working for Stony Point Development Group in 2018.  His industry experience and passion for quality building began at an early age working for his family’s residential construction company in North Carolina. He has worked throughout the southeast in several aspects of construction from single family homes to utility scale solar power plants.  Joe has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte and has his OSHA 30, NFPA 70E, and Responsible Land Disturber certifications.  In his free time Joe enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, and hiking with his dog Maggie.

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Juan Rodriguez

Assistant Superintendent

Originally from Bolivia, Juan has been in the construction industry since he moved to the US over 10 years ago. During that time, he has worked for both government and civilian contractors specializing in cabinetry and trim work. Juan officially joined the Stony Point team in January but has been working with us through our trade partners for some time. When he’s not putting the finishing touches on homes, Juan enjoys building furniture, swimming, and riding four wheelers.