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Matt Lucas

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Department of Real Estate
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center Suite 5400
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

MBA, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
BA, Saint John's University


Matt Lucas is a project manager with Sterling Bay Companies.  In his role, he leads the development project team and is responsible for managing planning, design, entitlements and construction of office, mixed-use and multi-family projects in Chicago.

Lucas has 12 years of direct experience managing development projects, from acquisition to project disposition. This includes feasibility testing, scenario forecasting and planning in office, hotel, retail, multi-family and industrial asset classes. He has sourced business, structured and negotiated complex transactions, and executed development and several construction projects. Additionally, Lucas has been responsible for 3 million square feet within a large institutional-grade portfolio, providing advisory on asset strategy, marketing, leasing, deal negotiation and presentation of investment memoranda to equity and debt partners. Lucas has also led and directed many construction, architecture and engineering teams on scope, schedule, budget and overall project completion.