LAURIE HAWKES - ADVISOR
Laurie Hawkes is the CEO of Hawkes Insites. She also serves as an Independent Director of Broadtree Residential, and Chairman of the Board of Investor HOA Services, LLC (IHS). With over 35 years of business experience, Laurie has held leadership positions as an investment banker, private real estate equity investor and successful principal and entrepreneur. She has extensive expertise in raising capital in the public and private markets, executing real estate acquisition strategies to drive portfolio growth, developing strategic business plans and creating scalable operational platforms. Throughout her career, Laurie has structured and negotiated more than $25 billion in corporate finance and real estate transactions. Laurie has been a pioneer in bringing institutional capital to the single-family rental sector. In 2008, she co-founded American Residential Properties, LLC, ARP Phoenix Fund I, and American Residential Management, Inc., to acquire, operate and manage single-family rental housing. In 2012, Laurie co-founded American Residential Properties, Inc., a REIT, and led the capital raising and operations from a start-up entity to a $2.4 billion enterprise. She co-led the company’s IPO, which was listed on the NYSE under the ticker ARPI in May 2013. Laurie served as President and Member of the Board of Directors of American Residential Properties, Inc. responsible for its financing, capital markets strategy and operational platform from the Company’s formation in May 2012. In March 2013, she was formally named ARPI’s President and Chief Operating Officer. ARPI merged with American Homes 4 Rent in March 2016. The merger of these two publicly traded companies created an $8 billion enterprise with over 47,000 homes, which now trades under the ticker AMH on the NYSE.