Laura Pigatti Williamson
Office: 312.944.6270
Fax: 312.944.3759
Laura Pigatti Williamson joined The Lord Companies, L.L.C. in 2017 as a Senior
Real Estate Development Consultant. Laura brings over 25 years of experience and
has a broad based understanding of commercial development, brokerage and
repurposing of a variety of property uses including but not limited from industrial,
commercial to recreational. In addition, Laura has successfully completed projects
on time, within budget and was able to bring her economic development and
planning expertise to each project that yielded enhanced property value and increase
returns for her clients.

Specializing in all aspects of project management, Laura’s attention to detail and the
ability to develop a strong successful effective team of professional services and
contractors; stakeholders soon realize that their projects have the level of over-site
necessary to achieve the desired results. Her work with the nationally acclaimed
Rockford Park District was recognized along with her team receiving several
awards including the prestigious LEED Gold Designation for the Nicholas
Conservatory 100th Anniversary Project. This $13 million project along with many
others utilized her strong leadership and negotiating skills.

One of the many things Laura enjoys most is working on behalf of her clients and
takes pride in leading them through the design development phase of the project.
Her keen sense of what works and what doesn’t work has guided her in saving her
clients time and money while improving perceived value from the marketplace.
Laura utilizes a collaborative approach to problem solving to build consensus to
achieve results.

She focuses on the design, construction management and consulting of retail and
mixed-use properties in the Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and the greater
Chicago Market. Laura’s creative solutions are backed by market analysis and
several years observing the hyper trends of real estate developments in the
communities she works in. Laura worked with over 100+ business organizations in
over 20 commercial districts region.

Laura has worked with local governing agencies most recently managing the
construction of recreational facilities like water park attractions, linear parks and
sports complexes to optimize tax dollars and program service delivery. As the
Community Development Director of Machesney Park Illinois and the Director of
Capital Development for the Rockford Park District she was instrumental in guiding
the Boards to develop policies that aligned with strategic action plans to leverage
revenue sources. She provided assistance to major retailers through the entitlement
process successfully completing public private agreements to optimize economic
development opportunities for all parties.

Laura is a member the International Council of Shopping Centers (LCSC) and
currently a Board member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. She is a former
Commissioner of the Rockford Park District.
1030 North Clark Street, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, Phone: 312.944.6270, Fax: 312.944.3759