Degrees & Licenses

Lawrence received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree (1980) and Bachelor of Science in Architecture (1979) from Kent State University, where he also spent a semester studying abroad in Italy. He is a licensed architect in over 40 states and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accredited professional through the USGBC (United States Green Building Council.)

Lawrence has been a guest lecturer for USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Graduate Real Estate Program. He was a Design Juror for the Fourth Year Integrated Design Project for Kent State University. Lawrence has been a speaker on a variety of panels for NAIOP and other commercial real estate groups. He has been published in a variety of media including OC Metro, Real Estate Business Online, Development Magazine and Professional Report Magazine.

For his accomplishments as CEO, Lawrence was recognized as an Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner & National Finalist in 2008.


  • Board Member, Kent State University Foundation
  • Member, Vistage
  • Advisory Board, Hall & Foreman
  • Founding Member, United Way’s Real Estate Community Builders
  • Member, Hoag Center Visiting Committee, Hoag Center for Real Estate &
  • Finance, Argyros School of Business, Chapman University.
  • Member, NAIOP (National Association of Industrial & Office Properties)
  • Past President, Vice President, Secretary, Board Member CSP
  • Advisory Board,
  • The United Way Real Estate Steering Committee
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Ballet Pacifica
  • Chancellors Club at University of California Irvine
  • CHOC Corporate Partners