Personal Details

Debbie Schwartz

Senior Project Manager

Debbie joined Lightengale Group in November of 2013. Previously a Senior Development Manager at The Habitat Company, she served as a Project Manager on the Chicago Housing Authority’s $1.5B Plan for Transformation and was responsible for coordinating the rehabilitation of affordable housing properties in Habitat’s portfolio.

In the past, Debbie has created financial models, coordinated between public and private entities, secured financing from multiple public agencies and private lenders, and reviewed construction and permanent loan documents.

She has also held posts at CHA, National Equity Fund, and City of Chicago Department of Housing. Debbie serves on the Executive Board of her children’s school and has chaired several fundraising and community-building initiatives.

20+ years of Affordable Housing Experience
8 years of Experience in Financial Modeling
10+ years of Experience in Mixed-Finance Transactions

(312) 999-9461
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Education
University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in Design of the Environment
University of Virginia, Master of Urban Planning

Fun facts

  • Best summer job was working in an ice cream factory
  • I play a mean game of Go Fish
  • I don't have much free time, but when I do, I enjoy visiting the national parks with family

What I like about LGG:
“LGG values collaboration—and where challenges can be discussed, people come together to solve problems.”