NORFOLK, VA – October 3, 2022 – Lawson is pleased to announce the hire of Gary Schwam as Director of Finance. 

Schwam is a seasoned financial real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience including CFO, Asset Management, and Development and Acquisition roles. In his new role he’s accountable for the creation and management of Lawson’s Investment Management functions with oversight of regulatory compliance and reporting, in-depth portfolio analysis and forecasting, risk mitigation, and investor relations. 

“The combination of Gary’s corporate accounting experience and knowledge of affordable tax-credit housing make him a perfect fit for Lawson, and this role.”, said Lawson CFO, Aaron Phipps. 

“I’m thrilled to be at Lawson.”, added Schwam. “I’m proud to be a part of an organization that develops healthy neighborhoods by raising equity capital and investing in top quality affordable rental housing.” 

Schwam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Temple University with a minor in Economics. 

Gary Schwam, Director of Finance

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 nearly 6,000 apartment units and continue to grow with approximately 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