Mike Meldman founded Discovery Land Company out of an enduring love of family and nature and out of a deep personal desire to create intimate communities where families can forge lasting bonds, create intergenerational memories, and enrich their lives in exquisite and untouched sanctuaries. That dream has evolved into one of the most renowned and successful private resort community development companies in the world.
Inspired decades ago first by the development of the world renowned Estancia Club in his hometown of Scottsdale/Phoenix and refined during his time in Montana with his two sons, Mike set out to create luxurious service driven destinations that were casual, and casual destinations that were luxurious.
“I was drawn to largely untouched and peaceful places where I could connect with my boys – places where I could introduce them to the outdoors and introduce the outdoors to all of us. I wanted to create fun and intimate destinations where they wanted to spend time with me and in turn someday do the same with their kids. The things they learned at a young age – from skiing to hiking to surfing – they grew to love as adults.”
That commitment drives him to select North America’s most pristine properties – sanctuaries of extraordinary natural beauty – that are enhanced with Discovery’s meticulous attention to detail, warm and friendly service and luxurious standards of moderation. For Mike, it has always been about perpetually raising the bar in the search for perfection.
A graduate of Stanford University, Mike’s passion for enhancing properties and creating places where families could come together began when he was a real estate broker in Northern California in 1982. He established Discovery Land Company in 1994 and since then, he has cultivated a reputation for trust and integrity by building places he himself lives in.
“I’m lucky. I found something I love to do, and to do it with the people I love. Every decision we make is driven by one fundamental objective: to make the time you spend with the people you care about most not merely enjoyable but memorable. Whether you’re comfortable in ties or t-shirts, what you find at Discovery you won’t find anywhere else. These are places your kids will not only grow up in, but grow to love. That’s what Discovery is all about.”