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Lang Williams


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

With twenty-four years of commercial real estate brokerage experience, Lang specializes in helping companies, large and small, reduce their real estate occupancy costs. Since 2009, on behalf of his clients, Lang has achieved over $61 million in savings on 303 completed tenant representation assignments, in 59 cities located in 42 metropolitan regions, 6 countries and 3 continents, of which 84% of assignments were with repeat clients. During his career Lang has completed 652 assignments totaling over $833 million in consideration. His clients range from government contractors, logistics companies and professional services firms with a single location seeking a lease renewal versus relocation analysis, to Fortune 100 and public sector clients seeking strategic consulting, site selection, portfolio management, and real estate services for their global operations. In addition, he serves select developers and investors on land acquisitions, leasing, and property dispositions.

Lang continually strives for improvement in service, capabilities, and knowledge. During his career, he has earned his MBA from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, attained the LEED AP designation, and earned the SIOR designation (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®). Lang keeps current with best practices and trends by attending real estate and other industry conferences as well as through active participation in various industry associations. As founder and co-chair of the Hampton Roads LogistXGames, Lang has helped raise nearly $430,000 in support of scholarships at local community colleges to help train and develop the Norfolk logistics workforce. Recognized as an industry leader, Lang has presented at the Old Dominion University E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate Market Review, the Virginia International Trade Conference, and The Port of Virginia Port Real Estate Conference, among others.


  • HRACRE’s “Deal of the Year”:  Thirteen Awards; including five first place awards 
  • Hampton Roads Commercial Real Estate Council Production Awards; Thirteen consecutive awards, 2004-2017, including nine Gold Awards and 2012 Platinum Award (Top 5)
  • Norfolk Office Top 10 Producer:  2007 – 2017
  • Norfolk/Richmond Offices Top 10 Producer, 2011 and 2012
  • Norfolk Office Employee of the Year, Brokerage, 2011, 2014 and 2016


  • Master of Business Administration, University of Denver, Daniels College of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs and French with High Distinction, University of Virginia
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, the Commonwealth of Virginia

Memberships & Involvements

  • Board Member, Virginia Maritime Association
  • Board of Trustees, Norfolk Collegiate School
  • Co-Founder, Hampton Roads LogistXGames
  • Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) 
  • SIOR Virginia Chapter


  • ACE Hardware
  • Alaskan Copper & Brass
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Equus Capital Partners
  • Friant Furniture
  • Givens
  • Huntington Inglalls Industries
  • LifeNet Health
  • Maersk Line Limited
  • MDH Partners
  • Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.
  • Panattoni Development Company
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • WM Jordan
  • The Vitamin Shoppe



Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Distribution Centres

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Capital Markets, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office


Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

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