Celeste Lawson is a Real Estate Developer with a passion for education, and a profound interest in city renewal and redevelopment projects in blighted and impoverished inner-city areas. Ms. Lawson has over 20 consecutive years, both personally and professionally in the real estate industry.
Celeste launched The Lawson Business Group, LTD, a boutique real estate firm, in 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. She represents her firm as a Consultant, General Contractor, and Project Manager. The Lawson Business Group, LTD is a certified MBE, FBE, LPE and CSB business with the City of Cleveland, Ohio as well as a certified EDGE and MBE business with the State of Ohio.
Ms. Lawson has received a Master’s in Business Administration (2016) and Masters in Urban Planning and Development (2017) from Cleveland State University.
Celeste was chosen to be amongst a small group of minority contractors to revitalize and rehabilitate vacant and abandoned homes in opportunity zones throughout the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The Lawson Business Group, LTD. is also a Lead-Safe Certified Firm with the EPA.
As a 2015 graduate of the REAP Program, a real estate program whose primary focus is to assist minorities in breaking into commercial real estate, Celeste adapted a passion for commercial real estate and a mission to offer top-notch Real Estate services, while also putting her client’s needs at the forefront of her overall business. Ms. Lawson also completed the Turner Construction School of Management in May 2019.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Lawson has been surrounded by real estate professionals since infancy and comes from a family with a history of owning real estate properties. Celeste hopes to use the education she receives with the Ross program to create green and sustainable, but also affordable projects that will great impact her city.