Lew had almost twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of real estate before forming Property Investment Advisors in 1994. He managed the liquidation of problem commercial real estate loans and foreclosed properties for Bank of Virginia (now Wells Fargo) from 1971-1978. Subsequently, he spent two years working directly for one of the Bank’s developer clients and learned all phases of the development process. In 1980, Lew formed Laveer Development Corporation, which developed 1.5 million square feet of commercial space for institutional and corporate clients over the next 14 years. Laveer also served as a development manager for three public/private joint ventures. The assets developed and managed by Laveer have been sold and PIA is Lew’s sole professional focus.
Lew has served as a Trustee, and later Chairman of the Board, of Trinity Episcopal School. He currently serves on both the University of Richmond Board of Trustees and the University of Richmond Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council. He served as a member of the Board of Westminster Canterbury and development consultant to the Boards of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, the Engineering School at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Board of Trustees of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Lew earned a BA in Economics from Old Dominion University and his MBA from the University of Richmond. After graduating from Old Dominion, Lew served four years in the U.S. Army, attained the rank of Captain and received the Bronze Star in Vietnam.more » « less