Matthew Whitman Lazenby
President & CEO, Whitman Family Development, Miami Beach
Whitman Family Development is a fourth-generation family-owned business: “My family began developing commercial real estate in the Miami area in the early 20th century,” says Lazenby. The company developed, owns and manages Bal Harbour Shops, which is undergoing a $500-million expansion. Lazenby, who became president and CEO in 2013, started his career as a teacher before becoming a retail real estate broker in New York and then a leasing agent in the Detroit area.
|EDUCATION||University of North Carolina (BA), University of Miami (MA)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I am a licensed helicopter pilot.|
|NEW HOBBY||I have recently taken to a 10-mile walk/hike every Saturday morning, regardless of where I am. Sometimes it’s a strenuous hike in the mountains and others a stroll through the city. But each time it’s cathartic.|
|READING||The Girl In the Glass Box, by James Grippando; anything by Joyce Carol Oates|