President and Owner
Jeff started Lang Development Group in 2001 with the goal of improving the downtown Newark community in which he grew up. Since then, Lang Development has completed over 30 projects, adding over 370 residential units and 500,000 square feet of commercial space to the local market. In his capacity as owner and president, he oversees all aspects of project financing, construction, leasing and management of the properties in the portfolio. Prior to establishing Lang Development, Jeff served for 10 years in a similar capacity for the Commonwealth Group. During his tenure with the firm, Jeff was responsible for the development of 12 projects comprising over 150 residential units and over 1 million square feet of commercial space.
Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Virginia Tech and his Master’s degree in Business from the University of Delaware. Jeff is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Delaware. He is the father to five beautiful children and lives in downtown Newark with his wife, Karyn. Throughout his life he has been focused on giving back to the community through financial support to many youth programs, local schools and health institutions as well as coaching and mentoring many young people in a variety of sports and life situations. Through his continued commitment to the community, Jeff, along with his wife Karyn and his daughter Maddy, created the Lang Cares Foundation in early 2022 to act as the philanthropic arm of Lang Development Group. Jeff is also a founding member of the Newark Charter School and served on the first Board of Downtown Newark Partnership. He currently is on the Board of the Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Delaware and the Newark Charter School.