In addition to STR’s experience of assisting various city, state, and other governmental agencies manage properties, STR staff have direct experience working for housing and re-development agencies. Two of our most experience consultants with this experience are Kirsten Schwartz and Brian White.
- Brian White was the former Executive Director at the Cook County Land Bank Authority. Before that he was the Community Development Market Manager for a major bank in Chicago, Executive Director of a Community Development Corporation, Director for Development and Marketing at the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities in Chicago, and the Director for Community Relations at the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, Chicago, IL.
- Kirsten Schwartz was a Senior Planner with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) for six years. She has over twelve years of professional experience in landscape architecture, planning and community development, nine of which were focused on disaster recovery for Hurricane Katrina effort under various contracts.