Douglas Horne has over forty years of experience in land planning, real estate asset management, and development. Before forming D. R. Horne & Company (DRH), Douglas established a successful consulting firm serving New England-based clients. In 1982, in an effort to expand in capacity and geographic reach, Douglas founded DRH in Washington, DC. The firm is now based in Princeton, NJ. Since its inception, DRH has overseen the planning and implementation process for many renowned real estate projects. DRH has gained a national reputation for the firm's extraordinary standards of design, financial performance, client dedication, and steadfast commitment to matters of sustainability. In 2019, Douglas formed The Working Group (New York, NY) with the intention of creating a boutique real estate practice that would provide exceptional expertise as an adviser, developer, sponsor, and general partner. He currently serves as Founder and Managing Director of that firm.
Over the course of his career, Douglas has invested in and developed a broad array of real estate projects through a variety of entities and partnerships. Douglas collaborated with Jonathan Rose Companies to form Horne Rose LLC, a firm specializing in planning and developing environmentally conscious, culturally diverse, and affordable communities in partnership with cities, towns, and nonprofits. Douglas served as the Director of the Land Advisory Services Program of The Conservation Fund in Arlington, Virginia. He supervised and managed the Program's planning, acquisition and development activities with regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Moreover, while serving as the Managing Director of Open Lands, Inc., Douglas sponsored and deployed several highly successful real estate investment funds, leading the acquisition and development of residential projects throughout the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States.
Douglas is a former Trustee of The Adirondack Conservancy and Land Trust, and President of the Stone Barns Restoration Corporation. He currently serves as a trustee of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Fund, Demeter Fund, Jackson Hole Preserve Inc., and the Woodstock Foundation. He is Chairman of Woodstock Resort Corporation (Woodstock, VT).
Douglas is a graduate of Marlboro College and Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Anthony Champalimaud is a real estate executive and advisor. Seasoned by a long career of first-hand, at risk, real estate development and investment experience, Anthony directs the full scope of the real estate development process, from visioning through implementation. Along with Douglas, Anthony is a founder of The Working Group and acts as Managing Director of the firm.
Anthony has collaborated with D.R Horne & Company on critical client engagements and projects, providing due diligence coordination, development planning, feasibility analysis, design review, and project management. Most recently, Anthony has overseen and directed the development and restoration of the Troutbeck Inn, a historic boutique hotel in Amenia, NY. In addition to his work with DRH, for the past ten years, Anthony has served as President of Griffin Land Corp. In this role, Anthony has acted as both Owner’s Representative and Sponsor to national and international investors in the US, Europe, and Asia. He also served as Vice President of Development for YTL Hotels, where he was responsible for managing and delivering the development of four world-renowned hotel properties: The Green Leaf Niseko Village & Spa in Hokkaido, Japan, The Gainsborough Hotel in Bath, UK, The Academy Hotel in London, UK, and Monkey Island Estate Hotel on the Thames in Bray, UK.
Anthony holds 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.
Roger directs operations at D. R. Horne & Company, providing administrative oversight for all projects. He also supervises 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 manages projects across the D. R. Horne & Company portfolio working closely with a diverse set of clients from nonprofit organizations, family foundations and institutions, to individuals and private property owners. Recently, she oversaw the master planning, design, and development of the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, a 300-acre world-renowned mountain biking and public recreation destination in Bentonville, Arkansas. Colleen helped manage the process with the client to shape the vision for the Preserve and then coordinated the design and construction team to ensure proper execution of that vision. Colleen has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning, both from the University of Virginia. She currently resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and manages D. R. Horne & Company’s satellite office there.
Megan Desplaines is responsible for the documentation, organization, and advancement of projects in the D. R. Horne & Company portfolio. With professional experience in design and management, Megan plays an instrumental role in coordinating project details ensuring seamless organization and workflow. Alongside principals and senior team members, Megan is responsible for monitoring contracts and budgets, tracking documentation and implementation processes, and preparing materials for many DRH projects. Megan worked closely with consultants and team members to supervise and execute the development of the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, a premier mountain biking, and public recreation destination. Megan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture & Design from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
D. R. Horne & Company has served its clients as a trusted development advisor for nearly forty years. DRH prides itself in overseeing the execution of a wide range of projects, working with corporations, institutions, families, and individuals. DRH success stems from the firm’s deep commitment and loyalty to its clients. These core values define DRH, underpinning the foundation and fabric of the firm.
To ensure that DRH clients receive the same attention throughout the development process, DRH is partner to The Working Group (TWG). TWG provides end-to-end development, redevelopment, and repositioning services to its clients. TWG has extensive experience in executing sophisticated, nuanced, and refined projects, in conjunction with premier architects and designers. TWG values are grounded in trust, discretion, and integrity. These shared values have resulted in numerous successful partnerships between the two firms.
For more information on The Working Group, please visit www.theworkinggroup.net.