WASHINGTON, DC -  Matt Lawson has joined The UIP Companies, Inc. of Washington, DC as President of UIP Property Management, Inc. He is responsible for all business operations of UIPPM and a portfolio of approximately 3,000 apartment homes in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Prior to joining The UIP Companies, Mr. Lawson operated his own real estate consulting firm, Lawson & Co. LLC. Before that, he managed day-to-day operations for two of the Washington area’s leading real estate development/management firms, Gates-Hudson and Horning Brothers. He also has served as a regional manager at The Shelter Group, with responsibility for a large multi-state portfolio.

UIP Property Management, Inc. (UIPPM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The UIP Companies, Inc., provides innovative, full-service property management and advisory services spanning all asset classes. UIPPM currently manages more than 3,000 multifamily units in the metropolitan Washington region, utilizing state-of-the-art technologies including Internet-based residential management software. Through its Green Initiatives program, UIPPM helps reduce carbon emissions and protect environmental resources. UIPPM also gives back to the community through a variety of initiatives including the Anne Frank House, which provides housing to formerly homeless individuals.