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Vicky Lee

Vice President, Development

Industry Start: 2008

Focus Start: 2015

As Vice President of Development

Vicky spearheaded entitlement and acted as owner’s rep for The Atworth. She maintained an excellent relationship with the village of Vernon Hills, achieving and maintaining mutual respect. The project was completed ahead of schedule and outpaced proforma during lease up.

  • Participate in investment analysis of potential projects and acquisitions.
  • Oversee projects through each stage of entitlement and permitting.
  • Collaborate with Focus project managers in construction.
  • Participate in real estate development and architectural design.
  • Act as owner’s representative throughout the development and construction process.
  • Lead a team of consultants from project inception through design development drawings.

Industry Expertise

  • Urban planning, architecture, and business
  • Residential, hotel, and retail mixed-use buildings
  • Sustainability programs including LEED and Green Globes
  • Winner of the Driehaus Form-Based Code Award (2013) and the International Design Award (2012)

Prior Experience

  • Torti Gallas and Partners, project manager

Education + Certifications

  • MBA, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
  • Graduate minor in real estate, Cornell Baker Program
  • BA in architecture, University of Notre Dame
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