Mr. Lewis is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WestRock Land and Development. In his role, Mr. Lewis focuses on strategic planning to maximize the value of the company’s real estate holdings. His responsibilities include financial and managerial reporting, financial analysis and pro forma development, and operations and information systems support. Since joining in 2008, Mr. Lewis has reorganized WestRock’s land holdings into WestRock Land and Development, LLC, providing stand-alone entity capability, supported by new information systems and supporting staff.
Mr. Lewis brings more than 30 years of experience on the financial side of real estate investment and development, including land acquisition and the development of residential, commercial, office, retail, and hospitality projects. His past work includes serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with the Paramount Group in New York where he negotiated and closed approximately $3 billion in financings and nearly $4 billion in acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Lewis began his career with Arthur Andersen as an Audit Manager in the real estate and banking industries and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Cortland Partners in Atlanta, Georgia.