Key Executives


Lambert Development consists of a team of individuals headed by Henry A. Lambert. Learn more about our team below.


Henry A. Lambert, the founder of Lambert Development LLC has extensive experience in real estate development, management and consulting spanning over 40 years.

After graduating from Bucknell University, he began his career with Webb & Knapp, the preeminent national real estate development company founded by William Zeckendorf. Mr. Lambert also served as Executive Vice President of Canal-Randolph Corporation.

Mr. Lambert served as President of Reliance Development Group, Inc. where he developed an impressive portfolio of office buildings throughout the United States. In Southern California alone, his experience includes developing over 2 million square feet of commercial space and 900 hotel rooms. Mr. Lambert also developed a series of luxury condominiums including the 336 unit condominium known as the Brannan, the 66 unit Oriental Warehouse, 165 unit Potrero and the 82 unit Lansing in San Francisco, California.

Other condominium developments include the 221 unit Renaissance, the 45 unit Bella Via in San Diego and the 67 unit Mission Meridian Station in Pasadena, California. Henry A. Lambert is considered a hands on developer who pays attention to every detail of the development from obtaining entitlements, to the design and construction and sale of the product.

Mr. Berman joined Reliance Development in 1985 and is a graduate of Queens College, City University of New York. He has over 30 years of diversified accounting experience and is Chief Financial Officer of Lambert Development.

His responsibilities include oversight of all accounting and reporting as well as budgeting and forecasting. Mr. Berman provides various financial analysis for both existing and potential developments.

Mr. Berman acts as a liaison between various lending institutions and the development entities during the development and operating stages of a project.

Mr. Berman’s responsibilities also include asset management of a portfolio of triple net leased CVS properties owned by a partnership which Henry Lambert is affiliated with.

From time to time Mr. Berman is an equity participant in projects.

D. Michael Gray joined Reliance Development Group in 1985 as Vice President and is currently Senior Vice President of Lambert Development LLC.

Mr.Gray received a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Gray’s responsibilities include providing financial analysis as it relates to potential and future developments.

From time to time Mr. Gray is an equity participant in projects. Projects that Mr. Gray has been associated with are the Oriental Warehouse, the Brannan and the Lansing in San Francisco, the Renaissance and Bella Via in San Diego along with Mission Meridian Station in Pasadena, California.

Johnny Chappell, Vice President Sales & Acquisitions, North Carolina

Johnny Chappell is a North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Chappell has been working in real estate since 2006, and with Lambert Development since 2012.
Mr. Chappell has taken a lead role in several recent projects for Lambert Development in North Carolina. His contributions include Chamber Court, Homes on Ridge Road and West Street Townhomes located in Raleigh, Creekside Commons in Apex, Amberly Townhomes in Cary and Main Street Square Townhomes in Holly Springs.
Mr. Chappell is actively pursuing investment opportunities for Lambert Development. He can be reached at 919-909-0004 or JohnnyChappell@gmail.com.