Focus' own Vicky Lee sat down for a conversation with Nancy Surak, ALC, CCIM of Land Advisors Organization for the latest episode of the She's Wild podcast, a series focused on women shaping the land and real estate development industry. Vicky talks about her background, her experience in both architecture and real estate development and her advice for women looking to start a career in real estate development.
This week's episode features Vicky Lee, Senior Vice President of Development at FOCUS. Tune in as she takes us through her dynamic career journey, discussing the challenges and triumphs of leading FOCUS's expansion in the Southeast. Vicky, a pivotal figure in organizational growth, has managed developments valued at over $1.1B, including the success of The Atworth at Mellody Farm. Beyond her boardroom role, Vicky contributes actively to the industry, holding key positions at ULI Chicago. With an MBA from Cornell University and a BA in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, Vicky's multifaceted leadership insights are sure to inspire. Join us to learn from her experience in suburban placemaking, strategic development, and the unique intersection of architecture and business.
This week’s episode features the incredible Vicky Lee, Senior Vice President of Development at FOCUS.
Tune in as Vicky takes us on a captivating journey through career and shares what it’s like to lead FOCUS's expansion into diverse markets across the Southeast region. Discover what inspired her transition from architecture to development and gain insights into the challenges and triumphs along the way.
At Focus, Vicky defines strategies for organizational growth, spearheads acquisitions, manages developments valued at over $1.1B. She played a pivotal role in the success of The Atworth at Mellody Farm in Vernon Hills, IL which helped position FOCUS as a suburban placemaking leader.
Vicky’s expertise isn't limited to the boardroom – she actively contributes to the industry as Vice Chair of ULI Public Private Partnership Council (Blue), Vice Chair of ULI Chicago Product Council (Green), and Advisory Board member for ULI Chicago. With an MBA from Cornell University's S.C. Johnson School of Management and a BA in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, she is a multifaceted leader who graciously shares her leadership insights on the show.