Sarah Wick is a long-time advocate for the importance of affordable housing and currently leads the affordable housing business at Related Midwest. Since joining Related, Wick has been instrumental in managing the preservation and new construction of almost 10,000 affordable residences throughout Chicago and the Midwest, representing a total investment of over $1 billion in the modernization of safe, welcoming, affordable communities that families are proud to call home.
In her role, Wick is spearheading the revitalization of Lathrop, a multi-year, multi-phase project that is transforming the historic riverfront property into a vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income community along Chicago’s riverfront. Under her management, the first phase of the award-winning renovation was successfully completed in 2019, delivering 414 market rate, affordable and subsidized units, along with a revitalized park and riverwalk, and a second phase totaling another 74 units is currently under construction. She has also worked on the modernization of homes at Marshall Field Garden Apartments, Parkway Gardens and more.
Wick previously served as a project manager at The Community Builders Inc. and Jonathan Rose Companies, where she helped to successfully 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), a former board member of the ULI Chicago Women’s Leadership Initiative and a past protégé of the ULI Chicago Mentorship Program. Wick has also received a ULI Young Visionary Award winner along with a ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Achievement Award Scholarship. She was 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 a LEED-accredited professional, signifying core competency in green building principles.