Schack Institute of Real Estate
Mr. Lawrence has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry including $4 billion in capital advisory work, complex financial modelling and transaction-specific consulting assignments. He leads the capital markets activities of the Sports & Entertainment Advisory Group at Cushman and Wakefield, Inc. Arranging and structuring the debt and equity financing for stadiums, arenas and performance/ entertainment venues across the Americas. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lawrence was a Senior Vice President in the Debt & Equity Finance practice for CBRE Capital Markets including coverage of the Investment Properties Institutional Group. He also led the Infrastructure Finance Initiative. Prior to CBRE, Mr. Lawrence was the co-founder of the commercial real estate consultancy practice at Sandler O’Neill & Partners. His primary areas of focus included originating off balance sheet financing alternatives for community banks and financial institutions via non-bank balance sheet lenders, foreign banks and CMBS. Mr. Lawrence also previously held the position of Vice President at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities.