The Heart of Richmond Honan


Lea Richmond III - Founder

Lea Richmond III heads up the Richmond Partners team.  He is the Founder and President of The Lea Richmond Company, The Richmond Development Company and Richmond Medical Partners.  For 40 years, The Richmond group of companies have been Georgia's largest full service real estate group specializing in Medical Office Building development and management.  Modern Healthcare Magazine has recognized the Richmond group of companies among the Top 10 providers of medical office facilities in the United States.

During his career, Mr. Richmond has recruited more than 2,000 physician tenants for successful physician, hospital, and company owned facilities throughout the Southeast.  His track record of high building occupancy rates (96%) and quality property management performance is unmatched in the industry.

In 1996, Cousins Properties acquired the Richmond companies to form Cousins Richmond.  The success of the Richmond companies and, in turn, the continuing success of Cousins Richmond has resulted in the development of more than 3 million square feet of healthcare oriented real estate under the direction of Mr. Richmond over the past 40 years.

Prior to starting his own companies, Mr. Richmond was a successful real estate broker.  As a commercial real estate broker, he sold numerous commercial real estate properties and structured several large investment ventures.

Mr. Richmond received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the South and has been active in many civic and community affairs, such as coaching children's athletic teams, working with the homeless, leading religious education classes, and participating in Big Brothers of Atlanta and Rotary Club.  He has served as a board member of the Hospice of Atlanta, St. Ann's Catholic Church, and Northside Hospital Foundation Advisory Board.

Scott Honan - Co-Founder

Scott Honan has 28 years of real estate development and finance experience and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Richmond Honan Development and Acquisitions.  Mr. Honan and Mr. Richmond began working together in the late nineties with the various Richmond affiliates. Mr. Honan has had a primary focus in healthcare real estate development since 1997. Richmond Honan was founded in 2000 where Mr. Honan served in several capacities including Chief Development Officer, Executive Vice President, and President.  Together, they have co-developed over $350 million of medical real estate assets since 2004 and have transacted over $1 billion since 2011. Mr. Honan also acts as co-manager of various partnerships formed by Mr. Honan and Mr. Richmond. 

Prior to Richmond Honan, Mr. Honan owned and operated several integrated companies between 1991 and 1998 all specializing in construction and real estate development.  In 1996, Mr. Honan's construction company expanded into national tenant finish.  He built the first fully functional microbrewery constructed in an airport for Miller Brewing Company in conjunction with the Orlando Airport Authority.  Mr. Honan also expanded construction activities into Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana within two years.  From 1991 through 1994, Mr. Honan's company was centered in residential development and construction.  From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Honan consulted with development companies such as Nicklaus/Sierra, The Polo Club, Mobil Oil, and Arvida.

Mr. Honan has a B.S.B.A. from Old Dominion University with a double major in Real Estate Finance and Urban Economics.

He is a sponsor for the Georgia Games and is active with his Church, Northpoint Community, in Alpharetta, GA and the Children's Ministry.  Mr. Honan Co-Founded The Medical Chapels Foundation with Mr. Richmond and all the developed Richmond Honan projects have Judaeo Christian Chapels.  Mr. Honan is also the Founder of LifeHope, serving medical mission and ministry.