Maggy Tinucci Jares joined Lightengale Group in 2007 just after completing her Master’s degree. Her affordable housing experience started at the tail end of the real estate boom and was then quickly sobered through the severe economic downturn. The downturn impressed upon Maggy the risks of real estate development and the great relief when the ARRA legislation enabled all of our projects in limbo to successfully close. In 2013, Maggy became a partner of LGG and now provides oversight to a variety of projects. Maggy helped to close the first RAD deal in the county and has worked on many rural and large city deals. Maggy was instrumental in LGG’s expansion into Iowa.
After starting her post-college career in publishing for a trade publisher in suburban Chicago, Maggy realized she missed the classes she took as a college student that focused on urban issues, homelessness, and the overall American experience. This realization led her to pursue an Urban Planning degree at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she graduated with a concentration on economic development and an interest in affordable housing.
After being turned down for the first job she applied for at Lightengale Group, the stars were in her favor as LGG was growing. Maggy persevered (an important quality in this industry!) and was later hired and has been with LGG ever since. She has become a critical member of LGG’s leadership.
She is also a member of the Illinois Housing Council.
University of Notre Dame, B.A. in American Studies
University of Illinois-Chicago, Masters of Urban Planning and Policy
Maggy helped to start the Chicago Urban Planning Book Club. Since its inception, the Book Club has read over 20 books about urban issues in and around Chicago.
When not at the office, Maggy can be found doing hot power yoga or trying new restaurants in and around Chicago. She also rarely misses a concert that comes through the City.
What I like about LGG
"I like how LGG embraces technology to make the funding process for affordable housing more streamlined. With all of the other variables that come at developers during the process, it is nice to have systems in place to manage the craziness."