Sarah Wick, Vice President, leads the company’s affordable housing business and is currently spearheading the revitalization of Lathrop, a multi-year, multi-phase project that is transforming the historic property into a vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income community. Under her management, the first phase of the renovation was successfully completed in 2019, delivering 414 market rate, affordable and subsidized units, along with a revitalized park and riverwalk.
Since joining Related Midwest, Wick has been instrumental in managing the financing, acquisition and development of 3,800 affordable residences throughout Chicago and the Midwest, representing a total investment of approximately $660 million.
Wick previously served as a project manager at The Community Builders Inc. and Jonathan Rose Companies, where she successfully helped finance and manage tenant-in-place renovations in Chicago, New York City and suburban New York.
She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving on the ULI Chicago Women’s Leadership Initiative’s executive board, and a past protégé of the ULI Chicago Mentorship Program. Wick, a ULI Young Visionary Award winner, was recently honored as a winner of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Achievement Award Scholarship. She was also named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2019 class of 40 under 40, honoring proven leaders with substantial business and civic contributions.
Wick holds a master’s degree in regional and urban planning from the Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also a LEED accredited professional, which signifies core competency in green building principles.