As Vice President for Leasing, Courtney Lord manages leasing staff for Whitman Family Development, LLC. He develops budgets, designs leasing strategies, and leads negotiations with tenants.
With more than four decades of experience in retail leasing management, Lord’s broad expertise ensures that Whitman Family Development properties continue to fulfill the company’s enduring mission, satisfying customers through a winning combination of outstanding merchants, uncompromising service, extraordinary sales performance, and a unique and inviting physical environment.
The many commercial developments in Florida for which Lord was responsible include Dolphin Mall, Miami; Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise; Wellington Green, Palm Beach; International Plaza, Tampa; and Millenia, Orlando.
He also held leading roles in a range of commercial real estate developments throughout the United States – in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Washington State, as well as in Florida.
In Aspen, Colorado, Lord was the principal in a redevelopment project that preserved historic movie theaters, and he managed retail leasing strategy for the $2 billion development of Snowmass Village.
Throughout the 1990s, Lord’s company — Lord Associates, Inc. — specialized in retail development, until it was purchased by The Taubman Company, a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) based in Michigan. In his employment at Taubman, Lord managed the retail-leasing portfolio and the leasing department. He also initiated the company’s entry into the Asian market.
Subsequent to Taubman, Lord’s consultancy clients have included Related Companies, TurnberryAssociates, and The Howard Group.
Lord is a native of New York City and attended American University in Washington, D.C.
He and his wife, Karen, live in Miami Beach and Aspen. The couple has two grown children.
Lord’s hobbies include golf, snow skiing, cycling, collecting contemporary art and travel.
MEET OUR TEAM
Ernesto Barrio is Director of Accounting for Whitman Family Development, LLC.
Lauren Bogage is Whitman Family Development's Leasing Director for Bal Harbour Shops and Brickell City Centre.
Director, International Business Development
Eleonora Dobkin-Parkinson brings her extensive background in the international luxury and fashion industry.
Brett French is Director of Leasing for Whitman Family Development, LLC.
Ivor Nikolas “Nik” Massey
Vice President, Development
Ivor Nikolas “Nik” Massey works with legal, design and construction teams to evaluate existing and potential real estate developments.
Matthew Whitman Lazenby
President & CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Whitman Lazenby represents the company in development, leasing, operational and asset-management issues.