Lawson Companies

The Lawson Group

The Lawson Group is an investment and development subsidiary of The Lawson Companies that was incorporated on November 27th, 1979. Lawson Group develops and invests in multi-family properties, land development deals, and commercial properties in the Hampton Roads area and beyond.

The R.A. Lawson Corporation (also trading as Lawson Homes)

This subsidiary is a licensed Class A General Contractor in the state of Virginia (License number: #2701 015279A) that was founded on January 11th, 1972. The R.A. Lawson Corporation builds single-family residential, multi-family residential projects, and also rehabilitates multi-family properties. The company has built more than 700 multi-family units and more than 650 single-family homes since entering that business more than a decade ago. The R. A. Lawson Corporation maintains in-house computer aided design and reprographic capability in order to produce our own construction drawings. This design capability gives us the ability to customize plans for each project or buyer as needed.

Lawson Realty Corporation

Licensed in 1946 as Bush Realty and reorganized in 1972 as Lawson Realty, this subsidiary has managed multi-family properties in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Portsmouth, and Richmond, Virginia. We recently expanded into South Carolina and are pursuing further expansion into other Southeastern states.

We are an Accredited Management Organization® with the Institute of Real Estate Management® . This designation exemplifies the standard of excellence that IREMFFFD requires of it"s affiliated property management corporations.

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM® ), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® , is an association of professional property and asset managers who have met strict criteria in the areas of education, experience, and a commitment to a code of ethics.

The company is extremely knowledgeable in the management of virtually every type of multi-family project, including:

  • Tax credit
  • Conventional Market Rate
  • HUD Section 236
  • HUD Section 8
  • Rural Development (formerly Farmers Home)
  • Virginia Development Housing Authority (VHDA)
  • Department of Defense Set-Aside properties

We have managed properties for a diverse group of owners, including general partnerships, limited partnerships, sole owners, nonprofit owners, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Hampton Roads Housing Corporation, and the Department of Defense.

Lawson Asset Management

This subsidiary provides our managed properties with expertise in partnership management, capital management, and financing support. Lawson Asset Management handles all partnership issues involving capital structure and long-range planning. Typical issues are review and approval of fifteen-year capital plans, ongoing review of capital structure, transfers of interests, and financing support. Financing support includes the preparation of loan applications and compilation of underwriting support documents, sources and uses analysis, the analysis and selection of financing type and source (including competitive quotes), management of the due diligence process and all required third party documents, and management of the closing process.

Lawson Residential Realty

This subsidiary was formed in 1990 to provide marketing and sales support to The R. A. Lawson Corp. As such, Lawson Residential provides a full range of marketing and sales support, including:

  • Determination of target market
  • Location, design, and decoration of model homes.
  • Selection of elevations/floor plans, as well as specific features and amenities to be offered.
  • Coordination of signage, site literature, and sales office displays.
  • Implementation of grand opening and all ongoing marketing programs.
  • Staffing and training of on site personnel.
  • Management of the closing process.

Southeastern Computer Corporation

SECC provides turnkey computer support for each of our subsidiary companies and for each of our managed properties.