NORFOLK, VA – August 28, 2023 – Lawson is proud to share that Lawson Senior Development Manager, Austin Pittman, has been selected by The Virginian-Pilot Inside Business to be celebrated as a 2023 Top Forty Under 40 professional. This is the 25th year Inside Business has honored professionals under the age of forty who are successful in their careers and involved in the community, making Hampton Roads a better place.

“We are honored that Inside Business has recognized Austin. He is an industry leader in our niche market, and we are extremely appreciative of his contributions to the team.”, said Lawson President and CEO, Carl Hardee. “He is driven by a desire to help people, which is such a huge part of who he is and what aligns him so well with our mission and the values of our company.”

Through his roles at Lawson, Austin has made substantial contributions to the creation of high-quality, affordable homes for well over 1,000 Virginia families, most of them in Hampton Roads.


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