Mr. Levavi joined Brinshore Development in the fall of 2000, and assumed responsibility for coordinating the firm’s mixed income and public housing redevelopment activities.
A licensed attorney with a masters degree in public policy, Mr. Levavi has had a full and varied career as a developer, attorney, broker and professor of finance and public policy.
Mr. Levavi entered the housing development field in 1987. Prior to coming on board at Brinshore, he served as Vice President at LR Development Company in Chicago, where he worked on HOPE VI and Tax Credit financed projects. Before joining LR, Mr. Levavi was Director of Professional Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute; a facilitator of the Community First Leadership Program and Housing and Community Development Program, an intensive training program for upper-level management from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and a professor of Development Finance in the graduate-level College of Urban Planning and Policy Affairs.
From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Levavi served as the associate dean of Spertus College, where he created and administered the Urban Developers Program, the nation’s only city-based masters degree program in affordable housing development. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Levavi served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago’s Department of Law. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Levavi was a developer at Peoples Housing, a community development corporation in Chicago’s Rogers Park community.
Mr. Levavi serves as an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha International – the Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics, the Metropolitan Planning Council and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). He is an adjunct professor at DePaul University, and is a practicing attorney and real estate broker.
Mr. Levavi earned a B.S. from Cornell University, a diploma from the London School of Economics, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a M.P.P. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.