WHO WE ARE
S. ANTONIO FRANCIS, PRINCIPAL
S. Antonio Francis started Francis Development in 2006, a full service construction and development firm focusing on residential infill building as well as Volt Energy in 2009 a clean tech company with a focus on commercial renewable energy development.
Prior to Antonio's entrepreneurial career, he was charged with Mid-Atlantic Sales and Business Development for Lung RX a start up subsidiary of United Therapeutics (UT), a leader in the pulmonary hypertension space. Prior to joining UT, Antonio began his career with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals where he successfully managed and grew approximately 180 accounts.
Antonio earned his MA in Biotechnology with a concentration in business from Columbia University, and a BS in Biology from Howard University. Antonio holds a builder’s and GC license in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
When out of the office…As an avid DC Sports fan, you can find Antonio at a sporting event or spending time with his wife, two young children and Boston Terrier (Duchess).
ALYSA FRANCIS VP, OPERATIONS
Alysa oversees the business operations of Francis Development including the design and construction teams. She is also responsible for all communications and brand strategy. Prior to joining FD, Alysa worked in Business Intelligence for several companies in the Washington DC Metropolitan area as a Data Analytics professional, where she used big data for strategic planning and performing market research. Alysa Graduated with a BS in Economics and Statistics from the George Washington University and went to St. John’s College High School in Washington, DC. Alysa is a licensed realtor in Maryland.
When out of the office….As an avid foodie, you can find Alysa cooking at home with her husband, two young children and Boston Terrier (Duchess) or out sampling DC’s newest restaurants.
DYLAN ARPEY, INVESTMENT & PROJECT ANALYST
Dylan brings a fresh eye as well as business and tech savviness to Francis Development. He cut his teeth in London as an intern in real estate analysis and valuation for Jones Lang LaSalle, and for TTR Sotheby’s in Washington, DC as an intern in international real estate, where he rebuilt web infrastructure and worked with its marketing team on domestic and global initiatives. After Graduating from St. Lawrence University, Cum Laude, he joined a small local development company where he learned the in’s and out’s of the DC residential development space before making the move to Francis Development. While his main focus as an Associate at Francis Development is working with investors to fund the firms DC metro-based projects, Dylan also helps to source deals for the firm using his DC Commercial Real Estate License.
When out of the office...An avid DC sports fan, during his free time Dylan enjoys attending concerts and major sporting events.
EDDIE LOVIUS, LIFETIME STONES, PRESIDENT
Eddie Lovius manages and directs Lifetime Stones, a Francis Development Company, which focuses on residential and commercial services in stone, brick, and concrete. Prior to joining the Francis Development team, Eddie worked in Financial Management for several telecommunications companies and had his own Financial Consulting business for 8 years in the DC Metro Area. Eddie graduated with a BS in Finance from Howard University, and has a Masters in Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College.
When out of the office..…Eddie is a father of two young boys, owns a Boston Terrier (Bandit) enjoys tennis, cycling, soccer, football, and doing projects around the house.
THE DUCHESS OF FRANCIS, PROJECT INSPECTOR AND LIFE FRIEND
Duchess brings more than 10 years of experience of inspecting Francis Development’s projects and sniffing out potential problems.
When out of the office…She enjoys laying in sunny windows, playing with children and long naps in temperature controlled environments.