With more than 25 years of experience in government and private sector public relations, Richard Edmonds directs LAK’s real estate practice. Having joined the firm in 2005, he specializes in the representation of commercial and residential builders, owners and developers as well as businesses in the related fields of real estate finance, investment and technology.
Prior to joining LAK, Richard gained experience in media relations, crisis management, product launch, special events planning and business-to-business communications at another New York public relations firm. He has represented industry leading firms in nationwide commercial real estate development, finance and investment, architecture, telecommunications, data center development and operations, and satellite and cable TV business operations and content programming.
In the 1980s, he served as the City of New York’s Director of Public Relations for the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, overseeing public communications for five separate government agencies during one of the city’s periods of unprecedented economic recovery and growth. Prior to that, he was transportation editor of the Daily News and a member of a team of journalists who were selected as National Reporting finalists for the 1981 Pulitzer Prize http://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/1981. A former captain in the United States Air Force, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.