International Property Development Group

LKM Development Group is an internationally acclaimed real estate company boasting over fifty years of combined industry experience. Our specialties include investment acquisitions and development of commercial and residential properties.

Our goals are simple: We aim to earn healthy returns on our clients’ investments while developing, redeveloping, or rebuilding underdeveloped communities. Our passionate architects, design, project management and financial team work seamlessly to create prosperous environments for the communities in which we invest.

Contact us today to get in touch with the top notch in-house architects and design experts that make up the LKM Development Group team.


Our Services

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No two properties are exactly alike, and the vision for how best to develop those properties shouldn’t be, either. The LKM Development Group’s acquisition and development team identifies properties with the most potential for upgrades, creates a plan for enhancement, and maximizes the return on investment while offering a quality lifestyle for residents.

Professional construction team

Professional Construction Team

When you work with LKM, you work with us from the beginning to the end. While other firms may contract outside labor, LKM has an in-house professional construction supervision team of engineers, general contractors, project managers, architects, and urban planners. Put our team to work for you from the ground up.

Capital markets relationship

Capital markets relationship

Investing in property redevelopment can be a costly, if worthwhile venture. Finding mutually beneficial financial relationships with favorable terms is key. LKM’s clients have access to our sprawling network of debt providers, mezzanine lenders, and joint venture partners, developed over fifty years of relationship building.

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Market knowledge

Never go into an investment property blind. Make sure you understand the neighborhood, property values, local laws, codes, and regulations, as well as financial trends, before getting into real estate. With LKM’s market knowledge service, we provide all of the data and research you could ever need to properly analyze all acquisitions and development opportunities.

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Leasing & Marketing Expertise

LKM’s services break down into three groups: financial, construction, and marketing. While our visionaries and professional construction teams work with our market knowledge gurus to leverage our capital market relationships, our leasing and marketing team works tirelessly to create accurate market forecasts and fill each property with signed leases.

Visionary Leadership


Melinn Godfrey

President & Founder

Toronto philanthropist, investor, real estate developer, founder. Melinn Godfrey, founder and president of LKM Development Group, is known for her wealth of knowledge and experience across each of the aforementioned sectors. Her expertise extends to building design, construction, and marketing, so that she can personally step in on any LKM project and ensure it meets her high expectations.

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Leon De La Torre

Managing Partner & VP Acquisitions

Great design leads to great business. This is the guiding philosophy that has led to Mr. De la Torre’s success. As the founding Managing Partner, Mr. De la Torre focuses on how to positively impact the communities and neighborhoods in which LKM develops while maximizing profits for our investors.

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Keith Barnes

Principal Architect, Managing Partner

Keith Barnes is an internationally acclaimed architect with over twenty years of professional experience leading all phases of project development from initial site-feasibility studies through design, construction, and completion. His experience as a practicing architect, as a director of a NYC real estate development company, and a project manager with a construction company provide the foundation to his integrated approach to creating world class buildings.

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