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NAIOP Research Foundation Announces Appointment of 70th Governor

Lawrence R. Armstrong, Ware Malcomb, accepts lifetime distinction

August 03, 2020

The NAIOP Research Foundation announces the appointment of Lawrence R. Armstrong, LEED AP, chairman, Ware Malcomb, to join the Foundation’s Governors. Individuals who demonstrate their commitment to the Foundation’s mission by making a substantial contribution to its endowment fund are invited to accept this lifetime distinction. Armstrong will be honored online at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge Virtual conference, October 7-8, 2020.

Armstrong is chairman of Ware Malcomb, a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. Armstrong joined Ware Malcomb in 1984 and shortly thereafter was responsible for running the firm’s Los Angeles office. In 1988, he was promoted to principal of the firm, and then became CEO in 1992. In 2020, Armstrong transitioned to the role of chairman of Ware Malcomb. In addition to expanding Ware Malcomb from a Southern California firm to a national and international firm with offices in key markets across North America, Lawrence’s tenure as CEO is hallmarked by an unprecedented 40x revenue growth.

Armstrong is a member of the NAIOP CEO/Company Leadership Group, and has been a member of the Trends in Real Estate Development II National Forum since 2010.

“I am exceptionally pleased to welcome Larry to the Governors program as we reach the significant milestone of 70 Governors,” said Marc Selvitelli, CAE, executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation. “Our Governors ensure the Foundation contributes practical, forward-looking studies to advance the commercial real estate industry, and I have no doubt Larry will help continue to build on the Foundation’s role as a critical source of thought leadership in our industry.”

The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax-deductible contributions. Its mission is to provide practical research and education that allows commercial real estate owners and developers to successfully capitalize on new trends and address challenges in the industry. Recent reports include Using Capital Improvements to Create Competitive Advantage in the COVID-19 Era; Navigating a Safe Return to Work: Best Practices for U.S. Office Building Owners and Tenants; and A New Look at Market Tier and Ranking Systems.

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