Lawrence G. Lynn, a real estate executive who founded commercial real estate companies in the Washington region, died Feb. 8 at a hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 75.

The cause was myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of blood cancer, said his brother Thomas Lynn.

Mr. Lynn, a Vero Beach resident, co-founded the Washington commercial property management firm Corby-Lynn Real Estate Co. in 1977. After the business was bought by Long & Foster in 1989, he served as Long & Foster’s head of commercial management.

Two years later, he left to open Lawrence Lynn & Associates, a Washington-based commercial real estate brokerage and management firm. He helped manage the company until 2011, when he retired.

Lawrence Gotfredson Lynn was born in Detroit and grew up in Washington. He was a 1957 graduate of the private St. Albans School and graduated from American University in 1966. He was an Army veteran.

Early in his real estate career, Mr. Lynn worked with Weaver Brothers, a mortgage banking company, and the Brawner Co., a real estate and property-management firm.

He was an avid golfer, and his memberships included the Chevy Chase Club, the Metropolitan Club, and Loudoun Golf and Country Club. A longtime resident of Chevy Chase, he moved to Hamilton, in Loudoun County, Va., in 1996. He settled in Florida in 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Madeline Smith Lynn of Vero Beach; two children, Lawrence Lynn Jr. of Palmer, Alaska, and Kristina Huddle of Silver Spring, Md.; two brothers; and five grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough