Southern Land Hires Leading Executive for Finance Operations

Southern Land

Southern Land Company, a national real estate developer of multifamily, mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, has hired Michael Lonsway as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

Lonsway will be responsible for all aspects of corporate finance, accounting operations, FP&A, and resource optimization, and will provide strategic planning and business intelligence support as part of the company’s Investment and Executive committees.

“I am excited to have Michael Lonsway on our team at a time of strong growth and national expansion,” said Tim Downey, CEO of Southern Land Company. “He complements our strong performance-oriented culture, and we believe his impressive reputation for execution and achieving results makes him the right choice to lead our finance operations.”

Lonsway has 30 years of corporate experience in both publicly traded and privately held organizations encompassing highly complementary fields of real estate, including a NYSE-traded REIT. He most recently served as EVP-Planning of the $9B Forest City Realty Trust, in Cleveland, OH, where he held a variety of positions spanning 15 years.

“I look forward to becoming part of the Southern Land Company,” said Lonsway. “I see tremendous potential, given the passionate and bright people, the vision, the values and the reputation of the company. I have been fortunate to play a leadership role throughout my career and am excited to help drive growth and new opportunities at SLC.”

Lonsway has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Miami University and is a Certified Public Accountant. An active supporter of many community organizations, Lonsway is currently Treasurer and a member of the Board Directors for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Cleveland, OH, and is a member of the investment committee of Summa Health.

About Southern Land Company

For 33 years, Southern Land Company has continued to build quality communities that enhance the lives of residents and tenants across the United States. With a comprehensive set of services that span the entire development cycle, Southern Land Company delivers distinctive settings where people want to live, work and shop. By upholding stringent standards for single-family, multifamily, and mixed-use developments, the company creates projects with long-term viability that investors, residents, employees and partners can rely on. Southern Land Company is headquartered in Nashville, TN with offices in New York City and Denver, CO. For more information Visit