Seneca CRE - St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Development
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
Seneca the Younger (circa 4 B.C. - 65 A.D.)
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Welcome to Seneca

Commercial Real Estate – From Concept to Reality

Seneca CRE, LLC was founded in 2019 by Larry Chapman. The company, building on the success of Larry’s decades of experience be focused on commercial and mixed-use development projects in the St. Louis region.


Our Team

When Larry Chapman launched Seneca Commercial Real Estate, he set out to assemble a group of professionals building upon key staff from Chapman Ventures LLC along with recruiting new talent in the area of real estate development. Seneca has provided opportunities for advancement of former Chapman Ventures staff and now includes a new Chief Operating Officer and Controller. As the team continues to grow, Seneca will undertake complex transactions supporting the growth of the St. Louis region as its primary focus.

Lawrence R. Chapman, Our Owner

Built on the foundation of his successful career in real estate development which began in 1979, Larry Chapman’s Seneca has been designed to attract and retain some of the region’s most committed and accomplished professionals as well as emerging new talent bringing fresh ideas for the future of our region and sometimes beyond.


Our Name

The genesis of adopting the name Seneca, initially came from a connection to Larry’s family – all of whom are strong and very independent women. Along with his wife Christina, who herself was a pioneer in commercial real estate, Larry takes immense joy and pride in the fact that his four daughters are independent and successful young women who are each excelling by following a path of doing what makes them happy.