|1030 North Clark Street, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, Phone: 312.944.6270, Fax: 312.944.3759
|THE LORD COMPANIES, L.L.C.
|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 100 th
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.