Terri Haymaker, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Services, is responsible for the leadership and management of activities relating to IFF’s real estate consulting and project management practice.
The Real Estate Services Department provides real estate consulting services to nonprofits to help with the planning, designing, development and construction of facilities. Also within the department are IFF’s Home First Illinois (housing for the disabled) and Affordable Housing teams. Terri provides broad executive level oversight for the department, including financial and resource planning for sustainable growth, strategic direction for programmatic and organizational, project evaluation for alignment with IFF objectives, and successful collaboration with other departments in order to coordinate all IFF efforts to better serve the needs of our partners and clients.
Prior to joining IFF, Terri served as the Chief Planning Officer, from 2008-15, for the Public Building Commission, the City of Chicago’s public building developer. She managed the project planning phase for all municipal capital projects and also oversaw the technology/surveillance and energy efficiency programs. From 1998-2008, Terri was the Deputy Commissioner for the Central District in the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, leading the planning and economic development activities of the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, including land use and community planning, infill redevelopment projects, and business attraction and retention. Terri’s non-profit experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the Greater Northwest Development Corporation, managing the community-based redevelopment of a commercial district on the northwest side of Chicago. She has received her Masters of Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Haymaker is a member of Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha-International land economics society, American Planning Association, and Metropolitan Planning Council. She also serves on the St. Barnabas School Board, Community Involvement, and Master Plan Committees.