Peter founded Lamar in 1972. An MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, Peter has been the responsible executive for the acquisition, renovation and development of more than 15,000,000 square feet of retail space, 2,900,000 square feet of office space and 4,000 apartment units throughout the United States. Peter has evolved the company by keeping abreast of changes in the real estate market and now focuses on under-performing retail centers. He has led Lamar to over a dozen successes in this market, leading to outstanding results for his investors, clients and tenants.
Mark has been with Lamar since 1988. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a double major in Economics and Psychology. He worked for Bain and Company as an associate management consultant for two years before returning to Stanford's School of Law where he also graduated with distinction. While getting his law degree, Mark embellished his practical experience working for venture capital law firms including Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosatti and Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison. In 1988, he joined Lamar Companies assisting in leasing and property management. He quickly became a vital force in several of Lamar's most successful and profitable turnarounds. In 1990, he was given the responsibility for the opening and operation of Lamar's Colorado office. With the success of the Colorado acquisitions, Mark became President in 1993 and Chief Executive Officer in 2001. Mark is a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO).
The Lamar Companies have over thirty professionals employed in their offices located throughout the United States. The individuals responsible for managing these professionals and the various Lamar Companies are:
Cory has been with Lamar since 1990, and been an Executive Vice President since 1999. He is involved in all major strategic decisions including, hiring, salaries, acquisitions, leasing, dispositions, partner selection, bank selection, office locations, and strategic planning. As head of acquisitions, Cory has overseen 12 million square feet in property acquisitions. A CPA with prior experience as an accountant and controller for General Public Utilities and the Linpro Company respectively, Cory has been instrumental in the design and implementation of reporting systems, analytics and measurements of the assets in Lamar's portfolio and has streamlined the operations and strategic planning tools utilized by the Company. He is also the primary member of ICSC for Lamar Companies.
Ralph has been with Lamar since 1994 and an Executive Vice President since 1996. He started as a controller and is in charge of all east coast acquisitions. Ralph is a CPA and worked for both private and public businesses. He has been responsible for approximately 15 million square feet of purchases made by Lamar, and is involved in major strategic decisions including partner relations, dispositions, equity raise, construction management and financial reviews.
Vinnie has been with Lamar since 1977 and is Executive Vice President and COO. She is a Certified Property Manager and Real Property Administrator. Vinnie is responsible for overseeing Lamar's management operations. She has either directly or through overseeing, been involved with all of Lamar's retail and office management, totaling over 18,000,000 square feet to date.
Frank joined Lamar Companies in 2015 as its Director of East Coast Acquisitions, and in 2016 became the Executive Director of Acquisitions, where he is responsible for sourcing, capitalizing and acquiring Lamar’s value-add and opportunistic investment activities across the United States. Prior to joining Lamar, Frank was part of CBRE’s Tri-State Institutional Properties group, where he was part of a team that closed in excess of $1 billion in investment transactions. Previously, he was a member of KPMG’s Economic and Valuation Services group in New York where he was part of the Real Estate Advisory division. Frank received his B.S and M.S. from Lehigh University.
Lara has been with Lamar since 1992 and manages the portfolio of all non-real estate assets, which includes hedge funds and stock investments for LFI, LLC. She also manages the non-commercial real estate, the Kalkus Foundation, and other assets. Lara received her MBA from the University of Denver.
Cheryl has been with Lamar since 1991 and oversees the day-to-day operations for the non-real estate division of the company. Cheryl also maintains Lamar's insurance portfolio, to include placement and management of all lines of commercial coverage for both the company and Lamar's real estate assets. Additional areas of responsibility include risk and claims management.