Lee Development Group won The Washington Business Journal/American University Kogod Business School Award as the region’s best-run small business. Also, LDG won the Family Business Forum/Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company award for being the best-run small business, nationally. We value these honors as well as our past accomplishments. But our view is to the future – and to you.

Bruce H. Lee, President & CEO

Bruce was born and raised in New York City. In 1986 he moved to Maryland to be one of LDG’s property managers. In July 2005, Bruce took over as the company’s President and in 2015 added the role of CEO. Bruce is currently on the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Board of Directors, serving as the Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee. Bruce was educated at Tabor Academy and Eckerd College and received his Executive MBA Certificate from the American University Kogod School of Business. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Montgomery in 1990, was the Charter President of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce in 1993, served again as Chamber President in 1998 and was Chair of the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee from 1991-1993. Bruce served on the EagleBank (EGBN) Board of Directors (2000 – 2019) and served as the ICSC Washington DC/Maryland/N. Virginia State Alliance Private Sector Co-Chair (2012 -2017). He has served on the Montgomery County Economic Advisory Council and the Mount Airy Economic Development Commission. Bruce is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Maryland, accredited Real Property Administrator through the Building Owners Managers Institute International and has many years of experience in development, construction, property management, financing, leasing, sales and other aspects of commercial real estate in Montgomery, Frederick and Howard Counties. He is presently staking out future development opportunities and continuing the company’s high profile in the community.

Paul W. Dutko CFO & COO

Paul graduated from Tulane University’s A.B.Freeman School of Business in 1991 with a concentration in accounting. He began his career working in the property management and development departments of the Mills Corporation before being hired as controller/financial analyst for Western Development Corporation in 1995. Named CFO in 2001, Paul contributed to the acquisition of over $600 million in financing to support the company’s development projects, highlighted by his involvement in the first Tax Increment Financed (TIF) project in downtown Washington, D.C. – Gallery Place. He brings more than sixteen years of real estate, finance, and management experience to LDG.


Bruce H. Lee, President & CEO
Paul W. Dutko CFO & COO
Lucy Scott, Corporate Secretary
Mel Tull, VP Project Management & Government Relations

Gary Cranford, Sr. Property Manager, Chief Engineer
Lisa Oestereich, Property Manager, Director of Tenant Relations
Gary Cranford, II, Building Engineer

Isela Ferrante, Receptionist
Randy Wright, Maintenance Supervisor
Ronald Bradley, Maintenance
Fernando Careaga, Maintenance
Mary Edwards, Accountant

To our clients, our long-term horizon means accountability and continuity: when you sign a contract with us, we don’t disappear. When you are ready to renew your lease, we will still be here.

Lee Development Group is a family-owned business specializing for over 90 years in real estate development and management. We have office, retail, warehouse and flex/industrial available in Silver Spring, Aspen Hill, Frederick, Kensington and Mount Airy, Maryland.


8601 Georgia Avenue,
Suite 200, Silver Spring,
MD 20910