Prior to starting SettleLand, Stan served as Vice President of Land Acquisitions and Development for the Mid Atlantic Region of Fortune 500 company, Pulte Homes. In this role, Stan was responsible for negotiating all land purchases and site development including rezoning, planning and engineering for the Mid Atlantic Region. Over the course of 33 years in the building and development industry, Stan oversaw more than $1 billion in real estate transactions. 

Throughout his career, Stan gained extensive experience in planning, development and rezoning throughout Northern Virginia; including the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier.  He played a pivotal role in the original Lorton Prison land exchange with the Federal Government, which created the ability to develop the communities of Laurel Hill and Spring Hill on a portion of ground occupied by the former federal prison.  This redevelopment opportunity completely reshaped this area of southern Fairfax County and has been warmly welcomed by elected officials, county planners and new residents alike as an example of successful public private partnerships.

In addition, Stan gained Board of Supervisors approval for Fairfax County’s first true transit-oriented development, MetroWest, which consisted of assembling 56 acres of land adjacent to the Vienna/GMU metro station.  When complete this in-fill development will provide more than 2200 residential units, 300,000 square feet of office and more than 100,000 square feet of retail at the doorstep of the Vienna metro station.  MetroWest received the Urban Land Institute’s Smart Growth Recognition award and is has been hailed as an example of how Fairfax County can better utilize its existing transportation hubs.

Stan was also involved in the initial phases of the 168 acre redevelopment known as Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia at the site of a former rail switching station—the largest facility of this type on the East Coast.  When complete nearly 1700 residential units, 2 million square feet of office and over 100,000 square feet of retail will be bordered by the largest park in the City of Alexandria.

In December of 2008, Stan retired from Pulte to start his own land company. In addition to owning and operating SettleLand, Stan serves as Vice President of Land Acquisitions and Development at The EPH Group and Timber Ridge Homes. In this role, Stan oversees all acquisitions, development, rezoning and engineering of land purchases on behalf of the firm.