D. R. Horne & Company, established in 1982 by Douglas R. Horne, is a real estate development company providing strategic land planning, asset management, and development services, with particular expertise in projects of natural, cultural, or historical significance. A combination of core competencies, rigorous financial and qualitative management, and specialized expertise allows us to address projects of extraordinary range. We work with corporations, institutions, families, and individuals to develop exceptional places that realize quality of life goals, protect important resources, and to meet our clients’ objectives for financial return.
Douglas Horne
Douglas, who has over thirty-five years of experience in land planning, real estate asset management and development, formed D. R. Horne & Company in 1982, to expand the capacity and geographic reach of a consulting firm he established in the mid-1970’s that served clients mainly in New England. Based in Washington, DC, Douglas has developed a national reputation for planning and executing real estate projects that meet extraordinary standards of design and financial performance, focusing particularly on matters of sustainability. He is an investor and developer of real estate through several separate entities. Douglas has collaborated with Jonathan Rose Companies through Horne Rose, LLC, a firm that collaborates with cities, towns and not-for-profits to plan and develop environmentally responsible, culturally diverse communities. As Director of the Land Advisory Services Program of The Conservation Fund in Arlington, Virginia, Douglas has worked with TCF since its inception in 1985, managing planning services and coordinating acquisition and development activities with regulating agencies at the local, state and federal level. As a Managing Director of Open Lands, Inc., he founded and operates real estate investment funds focused on the acquisition and development of residential projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Previously, he served as Associate Director of American Farmland Trust, where he was responsible for leading land protection efforts nationwide, and was director of the Rural Project at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. He was Associate Land Use Planner for Windham Regional Planning Commission in Brattleboro, VT. Mr. Horne is Trustee of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Fund, Demeter Fund, Jackson Hole Preserve Inc., and the Woodstock Foundation; President of Woodstock Resort Corporation; a former Trustee of the Adirondack Conservancy and Land Trust, and a former Trustee of Stone Barns Restoration Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Marlboro College and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Anthony joined D. R. Horne & Company in 2012 with client-facing responsibilities that include due diligence coordination, development planning, feasibility analysis, design review, and project management. Anthony engages in projects from visioning through implementation, drawing from a perspective informed by first-hand, at risk, real estate development and investment experience. In his role as President of Griffin Land Corp., Anthony has served as an owners representative and sponsor to real estate investors in the US, Europe and Asia since 2009. As a consultant to YTL Hotels, Singapore, Anthony carries the title of Vice President of Development and serves as owner’s representative for the £26 million development of The Gainsborough Hotel, Bath, UK. Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Bishop’s University, an Accelerated Certificate in Hotel Operations and Accounting Principles from New York University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.

Deborah is a recognized leader in mission-driven, socially responsible investing and real estate portfolio management. She is the founder and principal of Providence Investors LLC, a privately held financial advisory firm with offices in Boston and New York City. Deborah has a 30-year track record of success as a senior executive in wealth management.  She has provided oversight of real estate and securities portfolios on behalf of high net worth individuals, families, and foundations.  Her family office experience includes assisting families with designing a customized financial strategy consistent with their unique legacy and philanthropic objectives.  She has served as a financial advisor to clientele in the hospitality sector, including Marriott International.  Prior to founding Providence Investors, Ms. Ciolfi was the founding president and CEO of Gravestar, Inc., a family asset management office.  She has held positions at Tucker Anthony & R.L.Day (now a division of RBC DainRauscher) and Price Waterhouse. Deborah holds advisory board positions in several firms and nonprofit organizations and is a current or recent member of Urban Land Institute, Association of Small Foundations, Investors Circle, and New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE). She is a recipient of the University of Rhode Island’s 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award, as well as the City of Cambridge, MA’s Corporate Citizen of the Year Award for her achievements in community engagement, sustainable design, and “green” real estate portfolio management.

Roger directs operations at D. R. Horne & Company, providing general oversight for all projects. He also conducts property management for the firm’s clients, providing financial controls, permitting coordination, and reporting. In that capacity, Roger manages all aspects of conservation-based land transactions including development of protection and disposition plans, and marketing and management of sales to private buyers and public agencies. He received a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University, and an M.A. in Environmental Resource Policy from George Washington University.

Colleen is responsible for project research, resource mapping, land capability assessments, project reporting and client correspondence. She is currently managing a major mixed use master planning project for an important client. Prior to joining D. R. Horne & Company Colleen worked at ICF International where she analyzed large sets of labor data to create workforce infrastructure asset maps.  Colleen has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning with a concentration in Community Development and Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia.