Kenneth Lawrence - Board Advisor
Mr. Lawrence is a co-founder of Ascension and has more than 30 years of commercial real estate finance expertise, including debt, equity, structured finance, and loan servicing. During his career, Mr. Lawrence has held positions at First Interstate Bancorp and American General Real Estate Services and has founded four successful companies, most notably Ascension and LMI Capital. Mr. Lawrence started LMI Capital, a Houston based boutique real estate capital advisory firm specializing in highly structured transactions, in 1999 and retired as Executive Director at the end of 2015. Under his direction, LMI Capital became a leading producer for multiple capital sources including commercial banks, agencies, and investment banks. From managing deal analytics to structuring the debt and equity to advising on acquisition strategy, Mr. Lawrence has a lengthy track record of success having closed more than 980 transactions with a total volume in excess of $6 billion. On the investment side, Mr. Lawrence has been responsible for the acquisition of more than 8,800 units across 35 transactions in markets throughout Texas. Mr. Lawrence is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with B.S. In Finance and a minor in Economics. He is a member of CCIM, National Multi Housing Counsel, and the Houston Apartment Association.