Peter Levavi

Executive Vice President

“At Brinshore, our projects are more than just housing. We strive to elevate health, happiness, and well-being.”

  • Coordinates the firm’s mixed income and public housing redevelopment and repositioning activities.
  • His career includes experience as a developer, attorney, broker and professor of finance, planning and public policy.
  • A practicing attorney with a master’s degree in public policy.


Prior to joining Brinshore, Peter served as Vice President at LR Development Company in Chicago, where he worked on HOPE VI and Tax Credit financed projects. Before LR, he was Director of Professional Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute and 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.

Peter has served as the associate dean of Spertus College, where he created and administered the Urban Developers Program, the nation’s only city-based master’s degree program in affordable housing development. He also was a professor of Development Finance in the graduate-level College of Urban Planning and Policy Affairs.

He also served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago’s Department of Law, and was a developer at Peoples Housing, a community development corporation in Chicago’s Rogers Park community.

Public Service 

Peter is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Metropolitan Planning Council, and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). He also is an adjunct professor at DePaul University.


Peter earned a JD from Harvard Law School, and Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also holds a BS from Cornell University, and has a diploma from the London School of Economics.