NORFOLK, VA – August 28, 2023 – Lawson is proud to share that Lawson Acquisitions Manager, Will Sexauer and Development Associate, Morgan Flowers have been recognized with the 2023 CoVa BIZ Next Gen Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate successful young professionals making a difference in their industries and our Coastal Virginia community.

Sexauer, 26, is accountable for sourcing Lawson’s new development projects, evaluating financial feasibility, conceptual project design, the entitlement process, broker and seller relationships, and contract management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with concentrations in Finance, Business Management, & Real Estate, with a Minor in Social Entrepreneurship from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Flowers, 26, is primarily accountable for third-party due diligence, architectural and civil design management, green building program implementation, permitting, and owner’s representative during construction. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a minor in urban and environmental planning and focus on race relations from the University of Virginia.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to have bright, hard-working young professionals like Will and Morgan on our team,” said Lawson CFO and acting Director of Development, Aaron Phipps. “They’re extremely important to Lawson’s current and future success and we look forward to their continued growth with the company.”


At Lawson, we understand that what we do – and how we do it – affects the everyday lives of people we care about. For more than 50 years we’ve focused on positively impacting people, from team members and residents to investors and business partners. We manage and own approximately 4,800 apartment units and continue to grow with 1,393 units in development. Our business model provides vertical integration of development, construction, property management and asset management, which enables our team of experts to add value at every stage for our partners. When you act with integrity, focus on quality and work to find creative solutions, great things are possible. It’s how we’ve done business at Lawson since 1972. For more information, please visit


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