About

Team

An experienced team of professionals

We have selectively assembled an experienced team of professionals who specialize in all aspects of single-family, multi-family, urban, and commercial real estate development. Our project management staff is well-versed in site acquisition, design, permitting, project management, and vertical and horizontal construction. In addition, Corner Lot’s executive team members are experienced in finance and accounting, governmental relations, property management and a variety of other fields that allow us to seamlessly execute all aspects of the development process. 

We pride ourselves on an innovative, fun, and creative corporate culture that empowers our staff to make decisions and take risks while also conducting business on our behalf in a professional, respectful, and collaborative manner. 

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Overview

BUILDING A CITY

With an unconstrained and innovative approach to development, Corner Lot is developing exceptional collaborative relationships and bringing together a team of experienced, innovative real estate professionals to build a city and transform Northeast Florida into an emerging destination to call home, conduct business, and live life. Watch our reel to learn more!

The Team

Andy Allen
CEO
Andy Allen - CEO
Jacksonville native Andy Allen attended Wolfson High School and graduated Salutatorian in 1999. He attended Jacksonville University where he majored in Finance, minored in Marketing, was a Cleveland Golf Academic All-American, and earned the President’s Award (Scholar Athlete Award) for the graduating class of 2003.

Andy Launched Corner Lot Properties in 2009 where he quickly became the largest real estate investor in Northeast Florida, showing over $500 million of residential real estate transactions to include acquisition, rehabilitation, and disposition. From 2011-2014, Andy's companies facilitated over 3,000 homes for the country's largest residential REIT, American Homes 4 Rent (AH4R). His companies were in charge of the brokerage, construction, and rental management for AH4R in Northeast Florida which became one of their top producing markets. He subsequently launched Heritage Holdings, his own residential portfolio of 1,100 single-family homes, one of the largest in Duval County. Andy formed Corner Lot Development Group (CLDG) in 2017 with his business partner, George Leone. Since then, CLDG has conducted the entitlement, permitting, or construction of over 3,000 lots for multiple national homebuilding companies. In 2019 they drove Corner Lot’s total capitalization to well over $1 billion by launching Corner Lot Living, a multi-family development platform currently developing over 2,000 apartment units.

He was included in Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2015 and was named a Top Entrepreneur by the Jacksonville Daily Record in 2022. Outside of real estate, Andy enjoys Jaguar football and is one of the top amateur golfers in Jacksonville. He cherishes spending time with his wife Kristen and his two children Ava and Payne. They’ve traveled much of the world together including a summer in Europe, a winter in Southeast Asia, and multiple trips to Scandanavia, home of he and Kristen's ancestors. On weekends, you can find Andy coaching baseball for his beloved Marlins or Jimis at the Hendricks Avenue Community Athletic Association. Coaching and growing his city are truly his passions!
George Leone
COO
George Leone - COO
George Leone began his career in real estate after graduating from Florida State University in 2001. His ambition quickly led him to real estate development where he began a thirteen-year tenure at Toll Brothers and served as the Vice President of Land Development. In 2005, George relocated to Jacksonville where he started a development team for Toll Brothers and was one of the first developers to break ground in Nocatee. In addition, he oversaw all development operations for Toll Brothers throughout Central and North Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

In 2016, George launched Leone Development and quickly built a reputation for understanding development constraints, being solution-oriented, and building great teams for the successful execution of land development projects. George and Andy Allen partnered in 2017 to create Corner Lot Development Group. George's vision was for Corner Lot Development Group to be a multi-faceted and diverse development company. Over the years, Corner Lot has become a market leader across all aspects of real estate development including residential, commercial, multi-family, industrial development, and ground-up construction.

George is a member of the City of Jacksonville Joint Planning Committee and the Florida State College at Jacksonville Building Industrial Leadership Team. In addition, he supports and participates in a variety of professional organizations including the Northeast Florida Builders Association, the Urban Land Institute, The Jax Chamber, and Jax USA. In his personal life, George enjoys fishing, boating, bird hunting, and skiing with his wife Irena, and their three children, Anthony, Jordan, and Isla.
Michael O’Neal
Vice President of Operations
Michael O’Neal - Vice President of Operations
Jacksonville native Michael O'Neal attended Bishop Kenny High School, graduating Summa Cum Laude and earning a scholarship to play golf at the University of North Florida. While at UNF, Michael was awarded the 2007 and 2008 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the 2008 Athlete of the Year award, becoming the first person to win both awards in the same year. In 2008, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, Michael pursued his dream as a professional golfer, making the cut twice on the PGA Tour and appearing on the Web.com Tour three times. He joined his good friend Andy Allen at Corner Lot Properties in 2012 and rapidly became involved in every aspect of Corner Lot's business, from rehabbing houses and managing subcontractors to facilitating an extensive rental portfolio. In his current role as Vice President of Operations, Michael is involved with the management of Corner Lot projects, Breeze Homes properties, real estate closings, and other financial aspects of the business. Outside of real estate, he is an avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan and loves to spend time with his wife, Kylie, and their sons, Liam and Jack.
Lee Hutchins
Vice President of Development
Lee Hutchins - Vice President of Development
Born and raised in Alabama, Lee Hutchins spent many summers in Jacksonville. After earning a bachelor’s degree in investment management from the University of Alabama in 2005, Lee and his soon-to-be-wife Chandra moved to the River City where he managed the day-to-day operations of his family’s construction company, CPA Excavating. In 2019, Lee joined Corner Lot where he serves as the Vice President of Development. Lee facilitates the construction of Corner Lot’s projects from start to finish, manages all contractors and subcontractors, and implements systems and processes that make project development timelier and more efficient. When not at Corner Lot, you can find Lee spending time with his wife and at the Hendricks Avenue Baseball fields coaching is two sons, Trey and Miles.
Scott Hobby
Corner Lot Living Managing Partner
Scott Hobby - Corner Lot Living Managing Partner
Prior to forming Corner Lot Living with Andy Allen and George Leone, Scott Hobby spent 16 years as both an investor and developer, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Block One Ventures. He previously spent 13 years as Vice-President of Case Pomeroy Properties where he was involved in the execution of over 40 best-of-class projects reflecting aggregate equity investments of $400M with an estimated development value of over $1B. In his current role, he oversees all of Corner Lot Living's multifamily developments from concept to financing through construction and lease up. Scott holds an undergraduate business degree in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate, both from the University of Georgia. Away from work, Scott and his wife Carson enjoy spending time at their children’s sporting events, traveling with family, and heading to Athens to catch a football game.
Josh Hogan
Quality Control Director
Josh Hogan - Quality Control Director
A native Floridian, Josh moved to Jacksonville in 2000 to attend the University of North Florida where he studied Elementary Education. After working in education for 9 years, he transitioned into the real estate industry in 2014 to work for Corner Lot Properties. A hard-working, dedicated professional, who is always ready to go above and beyond, Josh quickly built a reputation for ensuring a job gets done correctly and quickly. Outside of the office, you can find Josh draining putts, cheering on the Jaguars, or on the water casting a line.
Tiffany Gayton
Office Manager
Tiffany Gayton - Office Manager
Tiffany, a Florida native, grew up in rural Macclenny. Her youth was all about animals, horses, hunting and fishing. She’s lived in Gainseville, Cartersville, and Fernandina Beach, and eventually found her way back to Jacksonville to be near family. Tiffany worked for the city of Jacksonville for eight years before she transitioned to Corner Lot in 2019. She manages all of Corner Lot’s office responsibilities and the Goodwin House. In her down time, Tiffany is very active with her husband Stephen and their five children. They love to garden, hike, surf fish, and explore the outdoors.
Billy Zeits
Vice President of Government Affairs
Billy Zeits - Vice President of Government Affairs
With 14 years of experience working in Northeast Florida, Billy provides high-quality, hands-on program planning and management services. His expertise includes strong analytical and organizational abilities, building long-lasting relationships, and project management. Billy is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, with a degree in International Relations and a focus on Ecology. He is also Co-Founder and Vice President of Keepers of the Coast, a non-profit organization seeking to create an active community working towards maintaining St. Johns County's local environment. When he's not at work you can find him coaching girls basketball, surfing, on a bicycle, or spending time with his amazing family.
Michael Blevins
Senior Project Manager
Michael Blevins - Senior Project Manager
A Jacksonville native, Michael graduated with honors from the University of North Florida. He began his career in real estate working for a home flipping company. After learning more about the real estate industry, he discovered his true passion was in the development field and joined Corner Lot in 2021. Michael manages various aspects of Corner Lot’s project development process including due diligence, governmental permitting, and consultant management. In his down-time he enjoys surf fishing, physical fitness, and spending time with family and friends.
Brian Lopez
Assistant Quality Control Manager
Brian Lopez - Assistant Quality Control Manager
Brian Lopez is a Jacksonville native and an avid outdoorsman who’s passionate about conservation and ecology. His zeal for home improvement began as a young child, working alongside his father doing maintenance and remodeling. In all of his previous work experiences, his attention to detail and commitment to excellence have been exemplary. Outside of the office, Brian is busy enjoying time with family, restoring vintage motorcycles and volunteering with his girlfriend, Kala.
Justin Higgins
Chief Legal Officer
Justin Higgins - Chief Legal Officer
Justin M. Higgins is the Chief Legal Officer of Corner Lot. Prior to joining the firm, Justin was the Founder and Managing Member of JM-Higgins Law, a real estate law firm, and JM-Higgins Realty, a real estate brokerage. Before founding his own businesses, Justin worked for Lendlease, where he held legal, project management and property management roles. Earlier, he was an attorney for Deutsche Bank. Justin is a former Division I soccer player and holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees. In his free time, Justin enjoys playing soccer in various men’s leagues as well as spending time with his two children.
Justin Westmoreland
Controller
Justin Westmoreland - Controller
Justin graduated from The Citadel in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing his Masters in Accountancy from the University of North Florida. He moved to Jacksonville and began working with Corner Lot Properties in 2013. Over the next several years, Justin served as the financial controller for Heritage Holdings and transitioned to Corner Lot Development Group in 2021. Justin is involved in all aspects of Corner Lot's financial life cycle including producing company financials, facilitating draw schedules, aiding with capital and debt raises, assisting with deal analysis, day-to-day administrative accounting and streamlining Corner Lot’s accounting systems and processes. An avid outdoorsman, Justin enjoys duck and upland bird hunting and spending time with his beautiful wife Kristan, their wild-child daughter Addie, and their son Austin.
Erich Geisler
Project Manager
Erich Geisler - Project Manager
Born in Zumbrota, Minnesota, and raised in Jacksonville, Erich Geisler began his career in Information Systems & IT shortly after graduating from Florida State University. Prior to joining the workforce, Erich spent a year abroad in Florence, Italy in 2005. In 2006, he began working for a Jacksonville based sports-focused IT company as a project manager, focusing on operations and development of stats-focused information systems. Primarily focused on tennis and golf, Erich led new software deployment projects delivering custom scoring and display systems for broadcasters, promoters, sports organizations, and leagues. Eventually, that role evolved into a leadership position managing an operations and deployment team, continuation of large-scale development rollouts, and providing a pathway and vision for future growth within the industry. Erich has always been passionate about development, the growth of Jacksonville, and finding creative solutions to challenging projects. When not at work, Erich enjoys spending time with his wife, Samantha, and their two children Emma and Henry. You can find them at the beach, the park, or traveling to Minnesota or Colorado to visit family.
Sonny LeBron
Asset Manager
Sonny LeBron - Asset Manager
Sonny is a native of Jacksonville with more than 17 years of experience in the multifamily property management industry. He comes to Corner Lot Living with property management experience from Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, and Austin. A true people person who has a passion for the multifamily industry, he’s specialized in the lease up of new development and dispositions with a portfolio of high-end luxury communities throughout the southeast. Joining Corner Lot in 2021, Sonny is responsible for overseeing the company’s multifamily assets and their performance from concept and design, to lease up, and long-term management. To separate Corner Lot from its competition, he works closely with our architect and interior designers in planning amenity spaces and perfecting floor plans, and integrates with our management companies on competitive pricing, marketing, and overseeing property operations. Away from work, Sonny likes to work out, go boating, and travel with his friends and family.
Stephan Baker
Director of Tax and Finance
Stephan Baker - Director of Tax and Finance
A native of Jacksonville, Stephan attended The Bolles School, where he excelled as a student athlete and helped the Bulldogs clench a state championship his senior year as the starting punter and place-kicker. After high school, Stephan accepted a football scholarship to attend Towson University in Maryland, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and subsequently earned his CPA license. Beginning his career in Baltimore, Stephan was introduced to Low Income Housing tax credits, New Market tax credits, and Real Estate Investment Trusts. Itching to return to Jacksonville, Stephan continued to gain experience in real estate transfer pricing, M&A structuring, debt restructuring, due diligence, REIT qualifications and conversions, and general transaction consulting. At Corner Lot, Stephan is responsible for fostering relationships with investors. Having spent ten years in public accounting, Stephan also offers expertise in REITs, private equity, and strategic tax planning for Corner Lot’s multi-family, commercial, and residential deals. Outside of real estate, Stephan continues to pursue his athletic passions while competing competitively in CrossFit, flag football, and soccer. He spends his free time boating and traveling with his beautiful wife Christine, and their children Brody and Leah, who are both active athletes following in their parent’s footsteps.
Rick Egger
Vice President of Construction
Rick Egger - Vice President of Construction
Rick was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is a hardcore Green Bay Packers Fan. When he moved to Florida at a young age, Rick fell in love with being outdoors and discovered his passion for construction and the process of building things. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management. Rick began his career with Pulte Homes where he continued to progress in levels of responsibility and took on a number of different roles, ranging from Warranty Technician to Project Manager, during more than ten years with the organization. He brings experience in national and private homebuilding to Breeze Homes and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the construction process. In his personal time, Rick loves watching his Packers and hometown Jaguars. You can also find him on the water enjoying his boat with his four children, family, and close friends.
Lofton Miller
Assistant Project Manager
Lofton Miller - Assistant Project Manager
A Jacksonville Native, Lofton Miller attended Paxon School for Advanced Studies and graduated in 2017 from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. His passion for land development emerged with his first position at the Tower’s Group, where he coordinated multiple projects with the City of Jacksonville. After trying his hand at sales with Champion Brands, Lofton was thrilled to rejoin the real estate industry and continue his education with Corner Lot. In his current role, he helps facilitate the development process for the company’s commercial, single-family, multi-family, and urban projects. Outside of the office, Lofton enjoys spending time with his wife, Leighton, their family, and their friends. An avid sports fan, you can always catch him cheering on his favorite teams, Chelsea F.C. and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Andre Green
Commercial Development Manager
Andre Green - Commercial Development Manager
Originally from Chicago, Andre Green has been in Jacksonville since 1996. He attended Bishop Kennedy High School and graduated from the University of North Florida as a member of the golf team in 2004. Prior to joining Corner Lot, Andre worked at Synovus Bank where he provided advice and guidance in the areas of commercial banking, consumer banking, and investments as a Private Wealth Advisor. In his current role as a Commercial Development Manager, Andre will be involved in all aspects of Corner Lot's commercial properties. In his spare time, Andre enjoys golf, exercise, and hanging out with his wife Leah and his dog Deuce.
Walt Schwartz
Director of Site Development
Walt Schwartz - Director of Site Development
Walt Schwartz was born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA area and is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor of Science. A decorated veteran, Walt served 12 years in the United States Army as a Special Forces A Detachment Executive Officer, Infantry Company Commander, and Battalion Operations Officer. After his military career, Walt joined Toll Brothers as a Construction Manager and rose to the position of Division President for South Carolina with responsibility for construction activities at two large resort-style master plan communities, real estate acquisitions, and community association activities. In his current role, Walt utilizes 25 years of extensive experience in both civil and vertical construction to oversee construction of Corner Lot's commercial, multi-family, and single-family developments. In his personal time, Walt enjoys spending time with his wife Chance and is currently a heavy athletics Scottish Highland Games world-ranked competitor.
Chris Anthony
Senior Project Manager
Chris Anthony - Senior Project Manager
Chris began his career in the multifamily industry when he was just 20 years old and spent the next 16 years serving as a Project Manager with The FaverGray Company, a general contractor specializing in multifamily, student housing, hospitality, and senior living. Chris has dedicated an equal amount of time in the office and in the field managing projects throughout eight states including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia, and North Dakota. In his current role as Senior Project Manager for Corner Lot Living, Chris facilitates multi-family projects from the final stages of horizontal development through the completion of vertical development, including contractor management, design team facilitation, construction oversight, and project coordination. Chris grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach where he attended Nease High School. He currently resides in Jacksonville Beach with his wife of 12 years, their 11 year old son, and their 10 year old daughter. Chris spends his weekends shuttling his kids to surf contests, skateparks, and to see friends. He enjoys spending the rest of his time with his wife, boating, fishing, and just relaxing by the pool or at the beach.
Justin Holmes
Assistant Project Manager
Justin Holmes - Assistant Project Manager
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Justin Holmes graduated from Seminole State College of Florida with an Associates of Art and received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of North Florida in 2022. A baseball player since age 9, Justin played at Seminole State and was selected for the Mid-Florida Conference team before transferring to finish his collegiate baseball career at the University of North Florida. In his current role as Assistant Project Manager for Corner Lot, Justin assists with all aspects of horizontal project development including research, permitting, and vendor and contractor management. During his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, being active, and watching sports.
Dempsey Schlueter
Project Manager
Dempsey Schlueter - Project Manager
Originally from Dry Ridge, Kentucky, Dempsey Schlueter attended Georgetown College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was the Honorable Mention All American starting kicker for the Georgetown Tigers for four years. He relocated to Jacksonville in 2021. He previously served as a Chemist for Celanese Emulsions and a Project Manager for US Fall Protection, an OSHA-driven safety company. In his current role with Breeze Homes, Dempsey serves as a Purchasing Manager where he manages vendors, facilitates contracts, and works in the field. During his spare time, Dempsey enjoys spending time with his daughter McKinley and son Easton, working on house projects, watching University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Bengals football, and enjoying the beach and intercoastal waterway.
Jeremy Wannamaker
Site Development Manager
Jeremy Wannamaker - Site Development Manager
Born and raised in NE Florida. Jeremy graduated from Jacksonville University with a master’s degree in Business Administration. He began his development career in 2016 where he learned project management, sitework, and utility estimation. In addition, he also spent time building custom homes prior to joining Corner Lot. In his current role, Jeremy serves as the Site Development Manager where he facilitates direct oversight of Corner Lot’s residential projects from start to finish. When not in the office, you can find Jeremy outdoors or spending time with his lovely wife Brooke and his beautiful daughter Amelia, who will quickly remind you that she has two other sisters (dogs), Georgia and Lulu.
Matt Allen
Purchasing Manager
Matt Allen - Purchasing Manager
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Matt Allen graduated from Wolfson High School in 1996. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Submarine Navigator. He conducted 12 deployments on multiple nuclear powered submarines including tours in Connecticut, Georgia, and Tennessee. Matt retired after 21 years of service in 2017 as a Submarine maintenance project manager in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He continued to work as a project manager for BAE Systems and Vigor Marine in Pearl Harbor, maintaining Arleigh Burke class Destroyers, and as a Project manager for Atlantic Site and Marine where he managed multiple commercial, government, and single family utility and horizontal construction projects. He also got the opportunity to realize a childhood dream when he traveled the country as a PGA tour caddie. He joined the Corner lot team as a Purchasing Manager for Breeze Homes and currently manages contracts, facilitates vendor relationships, and oversees construction projects. During his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his son Peyton and his daughter Adriana, playing golf, supporting the Jacksonville Ice Men, and any activity that includes being on or in the water, live music, and traveling.