Lawrence H. Curtis, the President and Managing Partner of WinnDevelopment and a member of the Board of Directors, has led a full range of real estate development and acquisition activities for more than 35 years. He has been instrumental in helping the company grow from 3,000 units in 1986 to more than 103,000 units, which Winn currently has under management in 23 states and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Curtis’ primary focus has been on the creation of affordable housing and historic rehabilitation developments. He is a past president of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA), a member of the Board of Directors for the National Multi-Housing Council, and a Trustee Emeritus for the Citizens Housing and Planning Association. Mr. Curtis was also recently named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s
Board of Trustees. Mr. Curtis served as the 2006 chairman of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) and as co-chair of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ annual campaign in 2008. He has also received numerous awards, including the Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts. In addition, Mr. Curtis co-founded New Lease, a non-profit based in Boston that provides a clearinghouse of affordable housing units for families staying in state-funded shelters and motels throughout Massachusetts.
Mr. Curtis received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and a master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University, where he has been a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design. He is a licensed architect in Massachusetts with national NCARB certification.