HAROLD DAWSON JR. / President & Chief Executive Officer
Harold A. Dawson, Jr. serves as President and CEO of The Dawson Company. As its visionary and chief transaction strategist, Mr. Dawson’s astute knowledge of finance and global market trends were instrumental in the Dawson Company becoming one of the first companies in the U.S. to establish mixed-use, transit-oriented as the core focus of its developments. Approaching deals from this perspective led to a paradigm shift in industry standards, which have enabled the company to exceed profit expectations every year since Mr. Dawson assumed the helm in 2004.
Mr. Dawson’s distinguished career in development began in 1988 when he served as Director of Capital Markets for Trammell Crow Ventures. He is an esteemed graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, while receiving his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He proudly joined the family-owned business that bears his name in 1992.
As a civic leader, entrepreneur and respected industry advocate, Mr. Dawson has been featured in numerous local and national publications including Business Week and the National Real Estate Investor. He has also been recognized as the American Diabetes Association’s 2007 “Father of the Year”, as a “True Ally” by Men Stopping Violence, “40 Stars of Tomorrow” by National Real Estate Investor and one of Atlanta’s “100 Most Influential Atlantans” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.