Lawry has been developing creative office buildings since 1990, first as Vice President and since 1995, as President of Steaven Jones Development Company. With Steaven Jones, she developed 18 creative office projects in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Culver City, California.
Lawry graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Art History and a concentration in Economics, and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, she worked as a financial analyst at PaineWebber in their mergers and acquisitions department, and then as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. After HBS, she worked for Trammell Crow Company for two years doing acquisition analysis, then as a leasing agent and junior project manager.