NORFOLK, VA – December 20, 2022– Lawson is thrilled to announce that the company has ranked number 57 in the nationwide Best Places to Work Multifamily® for Women, published annually by Multifamily Leadership.  

The Best Places to Work Multifamily® program is utilized by Lawson and other companies to measure employee satisfaction and identify opportunities for improvement in the workplace and company culture. The assessment process evaluates employee policies and procedures as well as anonymous survey responses and comments from employees.  

To be eligible for the Best Places to Work Multifamily® for Women ranking, companies must have a minimum of 15 females working for them, or 25% of their workforce, whichever is greater. In addition, the response rate from women must be 40% or higher, unless the total number of women at the company is less than 25, in which case the response rate must be 80% or higher. The rankings are determined by the percentage of positive responses from women, from largest to smallest.  

Positively Impacting People is our company purpose.”, said Lawson Senior Director of Human Resources, Julie Richardson. “Those words guide everything we do, including hiring, onboarding, employee retention, benefits administration, and anything else that affects our team members.” 

Lawson also ranked number 23 on the 2023 Best Places to Work Multifamily® list. 


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 4,600 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 since 1972. For more information, please visit   


The Best Places to Work Multifamily® program, produced by Multifamily Leadership, recognizes those companies that have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments often acknowledging that employees can be a company’s strongest and most valuable asset. Companies that receive this prestigious recognition are honored at the annual Multifamily Innovation® Summit where the CEOs and Top Executives celebrate with their teams and share their wisdom on stage upon receiving their award. For more information, please visit