Norfolk, VA – November 27, 2023 – Lawson is pleased to announce the hire of Louie Berbert as Vice President of Construction. 

“We’re thrilled to add Louie to the team.”, said Lawson President and CEO, Carl Hardee. “His experience in construction operations and management are an amazing asset to Lawson’s continued growth and success as we break ground on projects in multiple new markets.” 

Berbert is a seasoned construction executive bringing more than a decade of experience to the role. He specializes in process optimization focusing on team member safety, building quality, and efficiency. Berbert holds an MBA from Liberty University and serves on the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development on an appointment by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. 

Lawson currently owns or manages 29 stabilized multifamily properties in Hampton Roads and Richmond with new communities in development or under construction in Lynchburg, Richmond, Prince William County, and Roanoke, Virginia. 

Louie Berbert, Vice President of Construction

About Lawson 

At Lawson, we understand that what we do – and how we do it – affects the everyday lives of people we care about. For 50 years we’ve focused on positively impacting people, from team members and residents to investors and business partners. We manage and own approximately 4,700 apartment units and continue to grow with nearly 1,200 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 for 50 years. For more information please visit