Phil C. Lanning

Chief Executive Officer & President
Office: 704-954-7212

Phil Lanning has been involved in commercial real estate for almost three decades, in both corporate and private roles.  He joined Primax Properties in 1995 following six years with GE Capital where he dealt with asset management, loan originations and workouts, and development joint venture structures in the United States and Canada.

Phil initially helped lead Primax’s development efforts, personally directing over 100 new projects throughout the eastern United States.  In 2002 he was named the company’s Vice President, followed by promotion to President in 2006 and Chief Executive Officer in 2017.  Phil directs all aspects of Primax’s operations, including project investment and development, portfolio management and capitalization, client relations, new business cultivation, and strategic planning.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – BS Business Administration 1988
  • Professional Accreditation

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)