Executive Vice President
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Lawrence has more than 40 years of retail real estate experience and an impressive array of satisfied customers and clients. He has successfully transacted deals with retailers such as Nordstrom Department Stores, The Container Store, Darden Restaurant Group, Bank United, PNC Bank, Home Depot, Pathmark, Stop and Shop, Expo Design Centers, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, 7 Eleven, Levitz Furniture, Office Max, Staples, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Men’s WearHouse, Bed Bath and Beyond, Stouffer Restaurants, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Toys R US, and the GAP. His knowledge and experience in retail real estate has enabled many retailers to open stores in “difficult to enter” markets throughout the densely populated New York Metropolitan area and other urban core markets. Prior to joining Sabre, Lawrence led Anderson Realty to expand operations to Florida’s Gulf Coast, orchestrating the land acquisition and leasing for The Corner at International Plaza in Tampa for Saber Realty Advisors; and, the site selection process for Nordstrom’s Rack that identified and negotiated the lease for their most successful Florida store.
With a history of creating retail space from non-retail real estate, Anderson was the forerunner of adaptive re-use. Bowling establishments became a family department store and a toy store; Industrial space became a home improvement and design store; a research laboratory became a sporting goods store; a quarry became a Power Shopping Center and a distribution warehouse became a supermarket. During this process, Lawrence established himself as an innovator in creating retail real estate opportunities while developing a loyal following of retailers and developers.