NORFOLK, VA – August 15, 2022 – Lawson is pleased to announce the promotion of Marla Posey to Director of Training and Development for the Property Operations department.

Posey joined Lawson in February 2021 as a Regional Property Manager overseeing ten properties, including the lease-up of a new tax-credit community, The Foundry Apartments in Richmond, VA.

Marla Posey presenting at the 2022 VAMA Conference

In her new role, Posey is accountable for the planning and execution of training programs for Lawson team members as well as onboarding and orientation programs for new employees. Additionally, she acts as the operational liaison with in-house development, construction, property operations, and corporate teams to ensure the success of new multifamily development projects from planning through lease-up.

Posey is a national multifamily keynote and education speaker, a faculty member at the National Apartment Association Education Institute, and a regular contributor to industry trade publications. She was a returning speaker at the 2022 Virginia Apartment Management Association Conference in Norfolk, VA presenting the topic, “Professional Networking – The Why, The What, & The How: Building genuine relationships while expanding your professional reach”. Posey recently participated in Governor Younkin’s Housing Affordability Listening Session and represented Lawson in a discussion hosted by the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop guidelines for a state rental assistance program.

“Marla is an incredible asset to Lawson”, said Lawson Realty Company President, Susan Glancy. “Her experience, knowledge, and relationships in the multifamily industry align perfectly with our company goals and we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to grow together.”

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