Kent Lawrence is a native of Norfolk, Virginia with a BS in Business from Old Dominion University with over 28 years experience in business and real estate, owning the “Norfolk Hot Dog” and the “Riverboat” restaurants in Norfolk. He has been licensed in real estate in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina and was formerly the Managing Partner of Lawrence and Associates Developers in Maryland. He has experience in real estate development and project management with responsibility for all compliance requirements with State and Local authorities. For his company, he was the leading negotiator on all contracts.
Kent holds or has held the NASD Series 7 and 24 security licenses, C-1, American Society of Pension Actuaries and the IBM Cognos 8 (Business Analyst) Sales Certification. He uses ESRI Geographical Information System (GIS) software for real estate investment analysis, site location and demographic profiling.
Currently, Kent is President and Broker in Charge of Prestwick Real Estate, LLC, a South Carolina company, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Kent has served on the Vestry of Shrewsbury Episcopal Church, the Board of Directors of the Kent School, Kent County Tennis League, Airline Pilots Association and the Rotary Club of Chestertown. He is a recipient of Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow award and is a CCIM candidate.
Congruent with his business and real estate background, Kent is a former Marine Corp pilot, airshow pilot (Pitts Special) and flew for US Airways for 26 years. He retired in 2006 as an International Airbus 330 Captain. He has been Captain on the B-737, B-757, B-767, Airbus-330 and is rated in helicopters, floatplanes and holds an FAA Drone Certificate.
He is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and designated Junior Coach by the Titleist Performance Institute. He holds a K-Vest, Level 2, certification and formerly certified, Level 2, TrackMan Professional. Both K-Vest and TrackMan are computer generated softwares programs used to map the golf swing to correct swing faults. He was the Head Golf Coach for the Porter Gaud Boys Varsity Golf Team for 2015.
Kent and his wife Leslie have two children, Claire and Kent, and are current residents of Rivertowne Country Club.