Our Team : Lynn Cowan · Mark Rodman · Paul Kron · Wes Armstrong

Lynn Cowan

Lynn Cowan completed a B.S. of Interior Architecture and two years of Interior Architecture graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before forming Lynmar Group, LLC, Cowan was Senior Project Manager for the 643,000 square foot Revolution Cotton Mill rehabilitation project in Greensboro, NC. Cowan oversaw project planning, coordinated with federal, state, and local agencies, managed tax credits including documentation, and ensured tax credit compliant construction.

Revolution Mill, Greensboro, NC
Glencoe Mill Village, Burlington, NC
From 2000-2007, Cowan worked as a Regional Director for Preservation North Carolina, a statewide historic preservation non-profit organization. In addition to residential and commercial real property problem solving and sales for sixteen piedmont counties, she served as Project Manager for the redevelopment of the 105 acre historic Glencoe Mill Village, a late nineteen century textile mill, worker houses and ancillary buildings, in Burlington, NC. While with Preservation North Carolina, Cowan designed and managed a Community Development Block Grant funded project that evaluated successful mill rehabilitations in terms of use, costs, and construction issues, as well as overseeing the development of a database documented developable textile mills across North Carolina. See case study website

She has spoken at numerous meetings including the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2006 National Conference, the Piedmont Triad Council of Government Brownfields Redevelopment Conference, North Carolina Main Street Statewide Conference, and Preservation North Carolina Statewide Conference.

Prior to 2000, Ms. Cowan worked in the areas of residential construction, showroom design, commercial design, and construction project management. She currently serves on the Burlington Planning and Zoning Commission and Preservation Greensboro, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Cowan has maintained an active North Carolina Brokers License since 2000.

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Mark Rodman

Mark Rodman, a native of Rock Hill, SC, holds a masters degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University and an MBA from Winthrop University. Prior to forming Lynmar Group, LLC, Rodman was Operations Manager for Revolution Mill Studios in Greensboro, NC, overseeing tax credit and preservation compliance and reporting for the $50 million rehabilitation of the 600,000 square foot Revolution Cotton Mills. He managed project and property financials and assisted with project planning and property management.

Revolution Mill, Greensboro, NC


Hayden Ranch (Leadville, CO)

Hangar 61 (Denver, CO)

From 2002-07, he served as Executive Director of Colorado Preservation, Inc., a statewide historic preservation non-profit organization. During that period, the organization rehabbed the 1864 Skerritt House in Englewood, CO, stabilized the historic structures on 35 acres of the 1859 Hayden Ranch in Leadville, CO and began structural stabilization of the 1959 Hangar 61 at Denver’s former Stapleton Airport in conjunction with 620 Corp., LLC. As Director, Rodman also provided consultation services to communities, local governments and groups on rehabilitation, preservation, heritage tourism and heritage education.

Previously, Rodman was Director of Operations for Preservation North Carolina and an Operations Manager for Wachovia Bank. He began his career as Operations Supervisor with the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department of the City of Rock Hill, SC.

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Paul Kron

Paul Kron holds as Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Florida. Since January 1993, Kron has served as Regional Planning Director with the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments (PTCOG) where he has developed and managed multiple innovative planning programs to meet the diverse needs of its local government members. Kron has coordinated inter-jurisdictional planning efforts, developed and managed an extensive regional geographic information system (GIS), provided technical planning assistance to individual members on a contractual basis, designed programs to help local government members meet state and federal mandates, and written and administered numerous state and federal grants on behalf of local governments throughout the region. Under his leadership, PTCOG has provided site planning and landscape architectural design and produced a wide range of plans, ordinances and studies for land use, economic development, downtown revitalization, parking, annexation, community appearance, parks & recreation, tourism development, open space preservation, bike and pedestrian systems, trail systems, transportation systems, watershed restoration, stormwater management, and brownfields identification, assessment & redevelopment.

Over the past thirty years, Kron has developed master plans, design details and construction documents for a wide range of residential, office, commercial, industrial and recreational projects in Michigan, Florida and North Carolina where he currently maintains his license as a Landscape Architect. He served as design team leader for the site analysis and preliminary master planning of Southern Village, North Carolina’s first transit-friendly, mixed-use, traditional neighborhood development (TND) located in Chapel Hill, NC. Currently, as an Adjunct Professor, Kron teaches two senior level design studio classes per year in the NCA&T Landscape Architecture Program.



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Wes Armstrong

Wes Armstrong has over 25 years of experience in business and government. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in International Studies with a concentration in Economics. He also earned a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduate school, Mr. Armstrong held several economic and community development-related positions with private consulting firms and local governments. During this time one of his accomplishments was to prepare the Overall Economic Development Plan for the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also worked with a team of city planners, architects, and government leaders on the Downtown Kingston (Jamiaca) Redevelopment Plan.

After a successful career as a city planner and economic development professional, Mr. Armstrong joined the financial services industry where he gained lengthy experience as sales trainer and financial consultant. He has earned numerous awards from companies such as American Express Financial Advisors and First Horizon National Corporation. He holds advanced certifications in city planning and financial planning, as well as a Certificate in City Administration from the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Wes currently consults in the areas of: long term and strategic planning, creative thinking and problem solving, economic development, market analysis, site selection, real estate development and financing, including downtown redevelopment, corporate business development and finance, “green enterprises”, tax credit project launch and evaluation, new business incubation and development including financial products such as hedge funds and private equity funds, as well as green businesses. Wes also has extensive experience in working with the various branches of government. He enjoys working in complex projects with many moving parts including tax credit layered finance real estate development and legacy industry reengineering.

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