Whyte Stephen

Stephen Whyte

Stephen Whyte is the founder and managing director of Vitus Group. He is a nationally recognized expert on affordable housing and a leader in the preservation and redevelopment of the nation’s existing affordable housing stock. Under his leadership, Vitus has developed and continues to own more than 10,000 affordable multi-family units across 21 states. Mr. Whyte has spent more than 20 years at the forefront of complex transactions involving public and private partnerships, specialized funding sources, and multi-layered regulations. He takes much satisfaction in guiding Vitus’ new and innovative approaches to developing affordable housing, including sustainable development principles, alternative energy strategies, and the use of technology to increase value and improve efficiency. Mr. Whyte is former chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Affordable/Workforce Housing Council and frequently speaks at housing conferences throughout the country. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in economics and history, and serves on the board of the Seattle Symphony.