Lawson is pleased to announce that Marla Posey has been    re-appointed to a second term as a legislative representative for the Virginia Apartment Management Association. The organization, which represents more than 260,000 units in the rental housing industry, provides legislative and advocacy services as well as educational and networking opportunities. 

Posey is the Director of Training and Development for Lawson’s property operations department and Development Liaison for new projects.  

With the Virginia Apartment Management Association, Posey evaluates lobbying efforts and legislative strategy and testifies before General Assembly committees.

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.

Lawson is pleased to share that the company has ranked #23 in the nationwide Best Places to Work Multifamily®, published annually by Multifamily Leadership.

The Best Places to Work Multifamily® program recognizes companies who have established and consistently foster outstanding workplace environments. The rigorous assessment process evaluates each company’s employee policies and procedures as well as anonymous survey responses and comments from the company’s employees. The program is utilized by Lawson and other companies to measure employee satisfaction and identify opportunities for improvement in the workplace and company culture.

“This is the third consecutive year Lawson has participated in the Best Places to Work program.”, said Lawson Realty President, Susan Glancy. “The data and feedback we’ve received from the program have proved invaluable in identifying opportunities to improve our workplace. We’ve updated office space, benefits, training opportunities, and company policy based on Best Places feedback, and I think our ranking this year is confirmation that our team members recognize those improvements and our commitment to employee satisfaction.”

Lawson is pleased to announce the hire of Tanita Davis as Director of Property Operations.

Davis brings 16 years of multifamily experience with lease-ups, new construction, and rehab projects to her role. In the span of her career, she has managed Conventional Market-Rate, Class A, LIHTC, Mixed-Use, and Section 8 assets. Davis currently holds a CA Real Estate License and is currently working on obtaining her VA license. She is certified to train and proctor type I, II, III, and universal HVAC certifications and is nearing completion of her HCCP and CPM professional designations. Outside of the office Davis enjoys mentoring high school students and educating new graduates about career opportunities in property management.

“We’re excited to welcome Tanita to the Lawson family.”, said Lawson Realty Co. President, Susan Glancy. “Tanita brings deep experience to her role, and we look forward to her contributions to Lawson’s growing portfolio and mission to positively impact people.”

In her previous position Davis was a Director at The John Stewart Company in San Francisco, CA where she supervised teams of Senior Regional Managers with direct oversight of the operational and financial performance of multifamily portfolios.