WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Bainbridge Companies (Bainbridge), a leading owner, developer and manager of luxury multifamily communities in the eastern U.S., today announced Laurie Lyons, an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience in the apartment industry, has joined its leadership team as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Lyons will strategically position Bainbridge for the tectonic significant shifts poised to radically reshape the multifamily industry’s approach to design, development and operations. She will work with the team to accelerate innovation and customer experience for both clients and residents. Laurie’s industry tenure and insight will certainly be accretive to our growing third-party management business.

Most recently Lyons served as Director of Asset Management for MIG Real Estate. Before that, she was the Executive Vice President of Client Services for US Residential Group.

Most notably, Lyons was the Co-Founder and CEO of BH Management Services. Under her leadership, the company’s portfolio grew to include more than 47,000 units in 27 states and was included in Multifamily Executive’s Top 50 Management Companies ranking. During this time, she earned the honor of first female CEO to be listed on the National Multifamily Housing Council Top 50 Managers ranking. She has also served as Vice President of Client Services at Cardinal Group Management.

“It is hard to overstate what an exciting addition to our executive team Laurie is,” said Kevin Keane, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bainbridge. “2019 should be a year of real growth for our company, and Laurie’s leadership will play a critical role in making that growth a reality. She brings a wealth of intelligence and invaluable relationships to Bainbridge. Her broad range of experience and expertise will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to us.”

Well connected through all facets of the apartment industry, Lyons has spoken at many industry conferences, including those organized by Multifamily Executive, the National Apartment Association, the National Multifamily Housing Council, Interface and Bisnow. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.