Mr. Lawler is CEO of Hines' Asia Pacific Region, where he oversees all development, acquisitions and operations activity throughout the region. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Lawler joined Hines in 2007 and most recently served as a Senior Managing Director in the West Region responsible for over eight million square feet of office, residential, industrial, and retail projects. Prior to joining Hines, he was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and a Naval Aviator, receiving multiple commendations including the Bronze Star with Valor.
Lawler graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Marine Biology from Boston University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Lawler is a member of YPO Hong Kong and previously served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Newport Beach.