Positively Impacting People

Lawson is an award-winning vertically integrated real estate firm specializing in the development, construction, and management of affordable, LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit), and conventional market-rate multifamily housing communities in Virginia.

Since 1972 we’ve focused on positively impacting people, from team members and residents to investors and business partners. Our team of experts add value at every stage of the real estate development cycle for our partners, provide best-in-class apartment homes for our residents, and foster an inclusive company culture, awarded a 2023 Best Place to Work in Multifamily for our team members.

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Lawson has been an outstanding collaborative partner with Timmons Group. Lawson focuses on projects from inception on the development side, then perform as a general contractor during construction, finally transitioning to long-term ownership and property management. The Lawson team is passionate and dedicated to rewriting the landscape of housing solutions, and their expertise in navigating the complexities of the LiHTC funding process is unmatched. This is evident in their selection of design partners as well as their commitment to improvement of internal and external processes with each successive project.
Amelia Wehunt
Group Leader, Principal
Timmons Group
Lawson has been a part of the Towne family for many years and continues to be one of our most valuable members. What began as a traditional banking relationship involving loans and deposits has evolved into a multi-faceted partnership which includes Towne’s equity investments in Lawson’s affordable housing programs. When presented with an opportunity to partner with the Lawson folks on a new project, we jump at the opportunity because we have absolute confidence in the quality of the team. We are incredibly proud to play a part in bringing high-quality, safe, beautiful homes to our friends and neighbors throughout Virginia.
Anne Conner
President of Public Finance & Community Investment
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