Herbert Lawson the founder of the Windham companies has been a leader in the real estate development industry for a half-century. Mr. Lawson and his partners have acquired, developed, built, marketed, and sold in excess of 3 billion dollars worth of single family, multi-family, and commercial real estate. He has also been engaged as a consultant throughout his career by government and banking institutions for assistance on problem loans, REO properties and work out situations. In addition to real estate development and consulting, he has also managed large asset portfolios, including a 5000-unit national apartment portfolio, and other asset classes such as office and mixed-use developments.

Mr. Lawson is a past president of the Building Industry Association of Michigan, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He is a licensed builder and real estate broker, and was inducted into the Building Industry Association Hall of Fame in 2013.