Whitney Weller

Senior Vice President
Whitney joined Brinshore as a Senior Vice President to generate a pipeline of development opportunities in new markets through public-private partnerships. Whitney is based in Los Angeles and oversees redevelopment efforts in Arizona, California and Utah. She is responsible for all components of the development process including high level client relationship management with local partners, city agencies, housing authorities and elected officials, contract negotiations, project conceptualization and master planning, design and construction review, and managing schedules and budgets to ensure timely and efficient delivery.

Prior to joining Brinshore, Whitney was Senior Vice President for BRIDGE Housing where she was in charge of master planning and predevelopment activities for BRIDGE’s large scale public housing redevelopment efforts. After 3 years of directing the effort at Jordan Downs with Michaels, Whitney joined BRIDGE and facilitated the closing of the first phase of residential development that included plans for 250 units, 120,000 SF of commercial space, a 50,000 SF community center and public park. Additionally, she supervised the planning, design and infrastructure improvements for the first phase of Potrero Hill in San Francisco as part of a 1600 unit master plan.

In her previous role as Senior Vice President with The Michaels Organization, Whitney established Michaels’ Chicago office in 2002 and Los Angeles office in 2012 to undertake the 1400 unit redevelopment of the Jordan Downs public housing site in Watts. In this role with Michaels, Whitney partnered with Brinshore to manage the master planning and redevelopment efforts of the Henry Horner Homes and Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago, which resulted in nearly 1500 new mixed income residential units.

Building on her early career in architecture and urban planning, Whitney transitioned into affordable housing development as a Community Builder Fellow with HUD where she provided outreach to communities and technical assistance to developers utilizing HUD’s HOPE VI program.

Whitney holds a BS in Design from Arizona State University and an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. Additionally, she attended the HUD Community Builder Program at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.