Vicky Lee

Vice President, Development

Industry Start: 2008

Focus Start: 2015

As Vice President of Development

Vicky leads real estate acquisition, development, and architectural design activities on multiple projects with total development value exceeding $200mm for both Focus and third-party clients. Vicky leads a team of development managers who are responsible for the day-to-day responsibilities associated with all projects.

  • Represent Focus as owner.
  • Participate in investment analysis of potential projects and acquisitions.
  • Lead the real estate zoning entitlement process.
  • Negotiate operating agreements, joint venture documents, and loan documents along with CFO and Senior Vice President, Development.
  • Oversee the preparation of each development’s business plans.
  • Create the development’s architecture program and design with the CEO.
  • Lead team of development managers and/or consultants during the acquisitions, entitlement, design, construction, asset management, and disposition phase.

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


  • ULI Public Private Partnership Council, Member
  • ULI Chicago Product Council, Member
  • ULI Yield Chicago, Member
  • Cornell Real Estate Council (Chicago Chapter), Leadership Team
  • Teachers Supporting Teachers, Associate Board
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