Lance Patterson is the CEO of Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group, LLC, which he founded in January 2010. Patterson is a capital placement and real estate finance advisory firm based in Atlanta, with additional office locations in Charlotte, Charleston, Dallas, Nashville and Tampa. Under Lance’s leadership, the firm now employs 25 full-time professionals and has closed more than 450 transactions representing approximately $11 billion in capital placement. Patterson is active in all asset classes and capital platforms, primarily throughout the southern United States with growing activities in the Mid- and Mountain West.


Immediately prior to forming Patterson, Lance served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Barry Real Estate Companies where he oversaw the company’s capital market activities and general administration. While at Barry, he was responsible for the financing, acquisition, and development of more than $1.5 billion of transactions.

Lance’s career spans nearly 40 years in commercial real estate finance and includes experience as a banker, capital advisor, developer, loan guarantor and investor – all built on a foundation of deeply analytical capital skills. Over his career, Lance forged relationships across the capital markets and enjoys working closely with clients to help leverage great products through appropriate capitalization.


Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of German – University of Missouri
Master of Business Administration – Washington University in St. Louis
Robert Bosch Stiftung – Fellow in Bonn and Stuttgart, Germany


Lance is past Chair of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) Atlanta District Council, ULI Atlanta Governance Committee and ULI Urban Development-Mixed Use Commercial Silver Council. He is currently a member of the ULI Atlanta Executive Committee.

He has been on the boards of New Horizons for Children and Central Atlanta Progress, and is currently on the boards of TVS Design and The Atlantic Companies. He was also on the steering committee for the Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing.

In addition to his Series 63 and Series 79 licenses, Lance holds broker licenses in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.


Lance is originally from Columbia, Missouri where he still has strong family ties. He resides with his wife in Atlanta, and together they enjoy an active love of travel. Lance has three grown sons with whom he spends as much time as possible, and has a growing number of grandchildren, soon to be four. He speaks fluent German and is a member of The Cathedral of St. Philip Episcopal Church.

Lance Patterson
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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