|Beach Development Group LLC, Virginia Beach Commercial Development by Kathy Owens

Company Overview

Company Overview

Beach Development Group is a small, woman owned, VaSwam Certified business formed in 2006 to develop unique commercial properties in strategic areas. Our mission is to design projects with quality, innovation and vision- in other words, create sustainable developments for the future.

Our inventive team of professionals in the trades of brokerage, construction, architecture, engineering and legal counsel ensure we can deliver the most leading edge designs, employ the most technologically advanced materials and provide the most sustainable, cost efficient utilization of land. Additionally, we endeavor to build close professional relationships with the developmental agencies with which we conduct business to make certain we meet the objectives of their comprehensive plans.

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Kathy Owen, President, Beach Development Group

Ms. Kathleen P. Owens, CDR, USNR, Ret

Kathy has resided in Virginia Beach, Virginia for over 30 years and has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate developer and civil and military pilot. She is the founder and President of Beach Development Group, a commercial real estate development company whose projects include a variety of office, retail and outparcel combinations as well as lot subdivision and sales. Most recently, Kathy received her certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Appointed by Governor Northam in 2019, Kathy serves on the Virginia Board of Veterans Services (BVS). She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board and Vice President of the Virginia Beach Central Business District Association (CBDA). She was appointed a member of the City of Virginia Beach Military Economic Development Advisory Committee (MEDAC) by the Virginia Beach City Council in 2018. For 11 consecutive years, Kathy was elected and served as President of Broad Bay Estates Civic League.

A 2013 graduate of the CIVIC Leadership course, Kathy is also a member of the following organizations:

  • • Association of the United States Navy
  • • Airline Pilots Association (ALPA)
  • • Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE)

Kathy has accumulated over 10,000 hours of combined commercial and military flight hours with United Airlines and the United States Navy. She is a decorated retired Naval officer with over 20 years of experience flying carrier transport (COD) and carrier airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft while stationed out of multiple Naval Air Stations in support of US aircraft carriers globally. Kathy holds ratings on the B-737, B-757/767 and B-777 aircraft and has over 15 years experience in global, commercial airline operations.

Kathy received a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University and has three grown children.

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