Courtney Brower

Vice President, Development

Industry Start: 2011

Focus Start: 2014

As Vice President, Development

Courtney managed the development of the Parker, a milestone, 29-story luxury apartment tower in Chicago’s Fulton Market. As an architect by training, Courtney helped drive the vision for the unique design of the building which created one of a kind views of the Chicago skyline. In 2017 when the Parker was sold, it achieved the highest per-square-foot price in Chicago at the time. In total, Courtney has led the development efforts on multiple multi-family or office projects, totaling more than $500mm.

  • Autonomously lead multiple and/or complex real estate development projects from inception to completion
  • Act autonomously as Owner’s Representative through construction, operations, and disposition
  • Participate in investment analysis of potential projects and acquisitions
  • Oversee projects through each stage of entitlements and permitting
  • Collaborate with the Focus construction team to ensure timely delivery and superior quality
  • Lead a team of consultants from project inception through design development drawings

Industry Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Institutional, mixed-use, residential high-rise (with large unit counts), student housing, and preservation project types
  • Sustainability: LEED Accredited
  • Complicated projects of varying product types; large commercial spaces

Prior Experience

  • Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Architecture Designer (Technical)

Education + Certifications

  • BS in Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS in Architecture with a concentration in structures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • LEED BD+C accredited


  • Real Estate Finance Forum (REFF), Member
  • Professional Women in Construction (PWC), Member
  • Camp Second Star, Volunteer

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