About Us


Local experts in Real Estate Development and Property Management. We are a family team founded by Laura Dahm and John Kavounas. We have expanded our team within the past few years to include Elena Rowley who has an incredible eye for style, design, and organization. Daniela Escobar, who controls much of the accounting sector and manages our various financials. And Jackie Steinman, who is the office assistant while attending Hobart and William Smith college.

We are proud to have just finished two beautiful homes, 38 and 40 Strickland Road. These are historical properties with traditional exteriors and modern, open-concept floor plans within. This is just one of many properties we maintain and develop to rent or sell. 


Our main phone number is (203) 516-6750, please dial your party's extension when directed.



john kavounas


Ext. 1002

No solicitation please.

John Kavounas has been involved in Real Estate for 14 years beginning as a sales assistant with Intrawest in the Mountains of Colorado. While with Intrawest, Mr. Kavounas achieved his MBA from Daniels College of Business at Univ. of Denver and a Colorado Real Estate Broker License. After obtaining his degrees, Mr. Kavounas moved up from an assistant to a Broker Associate and joined IMI Resort where, over the next 6 years Mr. Kavounas consistently ranked the “Top Producer” selling luxury mountain real estate on projects throughout the central Colorado Rockies. Mr. Kavounas was asked to join Playground Destination Properties as Director of Sales at Copper Mt. Resort, CO, then was promoted to Director of Marketing and Sales for Keystone Mountain Resort’s $1.2 billion real estate development. In 2005 Mr. Kavounas was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Sales of The Four Seasons Jackson Hole, WY.

In 2007 Mr. Kavounas left the mountains and joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in NY as Vice President of Residential Marketing and Sales. In this position, Mr. Kavounas was responsible for the Brand Compliance and Sales operations for over 50 projects and 10,000 residences and Hotel-Condominiums to be sold including the brands: W, Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis and Luxury Collection.  

As well, Mr. Kavounas was the Managing Partner and Co-Owner of Higgins Group Real Estate Company in Greenwich and Norwalk, CT. He left recently to focus on his own business with Laura Dahm at Red Canoe Partners.

Mr. Kavounas lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife and three daughters.

laura dahm


Ext. 1003

No solicitation please.

Ms. Dahm has extensive accounting experience ranging from Corporate Hospitality accounting with professional groups including Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and Vail Resorts as well as young entrepreneurial groups requiring her to masterfully oversee all their accounting needs. During Ms. Dahm’s extensive experience as an Accounting Consultant, she specialized in procedural development, accounting standards compliance, financial reporting, cash flow reporting and budget development.
Ms. Dahm's responsibilities at Red Canoe Partners include accounts receivable and payable, financial reporting, consolidations, general ledger reconciliations, expense reporting, and tax reporting. Ms. Dahm often assists in the Company’s special accounting projects and ensuring the accounts adhere to key controls and policies. Ms. Dahm often offers insight to optimize profitability and efficiency.

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Elena rowley


(203) 580-6023 Ext. 1001

No Solicitation Please.

Elena manages the design portion of all of our new properties and projects at Red Canoe Partners and leads office management.

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Daniela Escobar


Ext. 1005

Daniela focuses in accounting, procedural development, financial reporting, cash flow reporting and budget development, and managing personal accounts for clients. Daniela assists Laura in the management of accounts receivable and payable, financial reporting, consolidations, general ledger reconciliations, expense reporting, and tax reporting for Red Canoe Partners and for each individual property.

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Jackie Steinman


Ext: 1004; (203) 580-6026 Ask for Jackie

Jackie is a rising junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, who is working to earn a degree is Biology with minors in Psychology and English. She works in website design, social media management, accounting, financial reporting, and assists in property management.