In the fall of 2009, Lance Patterson formed Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group LLC, having most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Barry Real Estate Companies where he was responsible for the company’s capital market activities and general administration.

Lance’s career spans 35 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 has forged relationships across the capital markets and enjoys working closely with clients to help leverage great products through appropriate capitalization.


While at Barry, Lance was responsible for the financing, acquisition and development of more than $1.5 billion of transactions.  Previously, Lance was Chief Operating Officer of First Fidelity Mortgage Corporation, where he spent 12 years as an intermediary providing capital market services for commercial real estate clients throughout the southeastern U.S.

Prior to his employment at First Fidelity, Lance spent most of his career in the commercial real estate finance areas of two different commercial banks, with the exception of a period in the early 1990’s where Lance lived and worked in Germany as a Fellow of the Robert Bosch Institute.


Two Degrees: Finance and German – University of Missouri
Masters of Business Administration – Washington University in St. Louis.


Series 63 and Series 79 Licenses
Broker Licenses in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee


He is a past Chair of both the Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta District Council and the ULI Atlanta Governance Committee and is a member of the ULI Atlanta Executive Committee.  Lance was also previously chair of ULI’s Urban Development-Mixed Use Commercial Silver Council.


Lance is originally from Columbia, Missouri where he still has strong family ties.  Lance has been on the boards of New Horizons for Children, an international orphan hosting agency, and the board of Central Atlanta Progress and the steering committee for the Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing.  He is an active member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, Georgia and enjoys a host of outdoor activities with his three sons.

M Lance Patterson
Chief Executive Officer