Richard Sciortino

Principal

Mr. Sciortino is a founding principal of Brinshore, and directs Brinshore’s acquisition, development and construction activities. Mr. Sciortino is responsible for due diligence, contract review, land-use approvals, site planning, market analysis, partnership arrangement and other development-related issues. In addition, Mr. Sciortino serves as President of BCM, LLC, the construction arm of Brinshore Development. He has over two decades of housing and economic development experience.

Mr. Sciortino previously served with the City of Chicago in both the Department of Housing and the Department of Buildings. He initiated the Chicago Abandoned Property Program, designed to acquire and redevelop abandoned buildings; the program has since become an important tool for fostering community development and revitalizing Chicago’s aging historical building stock.

Mr. Sciortino was also a Vice-President and Partner with a national residential housing developer with over 15,000 apartments in its portfolio, and was a senior member of the firm’s development team, where he was responsible for marketing, sales and brokerage activities.

Mr. Sciortino serves on the Board of North River Works, which promotes economic development and supports workforce initiatives in Chicago’s North Branch Industrial Corridor. He also is on the Board of Advisors to LISC/Chicago which promotes neighborhood development through support of local organizations.

Mr. Sciortino is an attorney and licensed real estate broker with a law degree from Tulane University, a master’s degree in real estate from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Connecticut.