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Who We Are

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Professional and Expert Consulting Services

Welcome to Beach Development Group- A small, veteran, and woman-owned business established in 2006 to deliver innovative solutions for a sustainable future to our customers. Our extensive Team of experienced professionals and network of partners have been hand-selected for their expertise in developing compliant, efficient, and leading-edge results in select industries. By fostering strong relationships with municipal, state, federal and global agencies, we ensure that our response is prompt and that our projects are aligned with regulations and industry best practices. Experience the difference of Beach Development Group, where quality, innovation, and sustainability meet.
Select Industries

  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Aviation Operations Development
  • Business Development

Specialized Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Rapid Response Experts

Quick, Reliable, Efficient

Seasoned Professionals

Expertise You Can Trust

Insightful Guidance

Expert Advice for Success

Uncompromising Excellence

Exceptional Quality Service

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Kathleen P. owner

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

Kathy founded Beach Development Group in 2006 and kicked off the company’s first commercial real estate project Kates Corner at Town Center which was featured in Inside Business magazine. She has developed over $11 mil of new commercial real estate projects which include national tenants such as Lidl grocery store and Hardees restaurant. Kathy holds a Virginia Class A Contractors License and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Kathy has over 10,000 hours of combined commercial and military flight hours with United Airlines and the United States Navy and holds ratings in the B-737, B-757/767 and B-777 aircraft. Kathy received a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University (OSU) and is a graduate of the Aviation Safety Officer Program at Naval Postgraduate School. She has provided a broad range of technical support to several global commercial airlines.

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Kathy serves on numerous local and state boards including Virginia Beach Military Economic Development Advisory Committee (MEDAC), Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA), Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF), and is President of The Cape Henry Shores Civic Association.

In 2019, Kathy was honored with the Inside Business Women in Business Achievement Award

Howard Woods, Team Member

Howard has 30+ years of diverse executive, management, consulting and entrepreneurial experience within the A&D, aviation, airline services, transportation and investment sectors. Most recently, he was Head of ‘Industries & Global Industry, Aerospace & Defense (A&D) / Automotive’ for global SaaS services provider. Previously, Howard was an Industry Advisor for A&D / Transportation and Value Chain Transformation Strategy for SAP Americas where he worked with and advised partners such as Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Airbus, Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, Avnet and Alaska Airlines. He was a Charter member (representing SAP) of Airbus Group’s Silicon Valley Business Innovation Center’s (“A3”) Innovation Project Advisory Committee where he advised A3 relative to their portfolio of innovation projects.


He started and managed the Strategic Services Group / Aerospace & Defense, Airlines & Public Sector for the Americas and Europe at i2 Technologies where he worked on new business ventures with clients such as with companies including Boeing, EADS, Eurocopter, Northrup Grumman, Embraer, American Airlines and SwissAir.

Howard served in the United States Navy in various global combat and diplomatic roles as an F-14 A/D Naval Flight Officer and instructor and weapons system evaluator at Strike Fighter Weapons and Tactics Atlantic (SWATSLANT).

Howard received his MBA in Finance and Strategy – University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, and completed Post graduate studies in Comparative Political Economics – Manchester Business School (UK) / International Management Center (Budapest, Hungary) / ESCP (Paris, France). He received a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering.


Ralph Bendjebar, Team Member

Ralph is an accomplished US Air Force pilot and retired commercial airline Captain with Northwest Airlines. He has accumulated over 18,000 flight hours and is Type-rated in the B-727, B-737, B-757/767, B-777, B-787 and Airbus A330 aircraft. Ralph is a qualified simulator instructor and check-airman and has provided a broad range of technical support to several global airlines.

Kim Kilgore, Team Member

Kim is an accomplished US Navy pilot and retired commercial airline Captain with Delta Airlines. He has accumulated over 16,000 flight hours and is Type-rated in the B-757, B-767, B-777, and B-787 aircraft. Kim is a qualified simulator instructor and check airman and has provided a broad range of technical support to several global airlines.


John 'Max' Owens, Team Member

Max has years of experience as a business development manager for several national companies. His expertise is in mergers and acquisitions where he played key roles in negotiating purchase, debt facility and definitive agreements. He led the front-end of M&A processes such as financial analysis and financial modeling and provided support and maintenance of financial models and dashboards for investors and lenders.

Max holds a BS in Finance from the University of Virginia.