Laurie Stone was named associate senior vice president for real estate and asset management in September 2013. She is responsible for the oversight and management of a wide variety of real estate matters, including the acquisition and sale of university property, negotiation and management of university leases, negotiation and oversight of ground lease agreements with third-party developers, management of all tenant-occupied properties owned by the university, land use master planning and entitlements, management of the faculty-staff housing assistance programs, property tax payments, exemptions and appeals, and the management of title to certain non-real estate assets. Laurie Stone and her staff also work with the office of planned giving and restricted fund accounting to document the acceptance of gifts to the university and to manage the disposition of all gifted real estate and gifts-in-kind.
Laurie Stone joined the university in 2006 as university counsel and program director for capital construction development before joining the real estate department in 2010. From 2010 to 2013 Laurie served as executive director for real estate and asset management. Prior to joining USC, Stone was an associate with the law firm of Latham & Watkins from 1997 to 2006, where she specialized in land use and environmental law.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s degree in construction management from USC, and graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine School of Law.