Stephen R. Whyte

Stephen R. Whyte

Board of Directors of Up for Growth Action; Managing Director and Founder, Vitus, Inc.

Action Board Members

Stephen Whyte is the founder and managing director of Vitus. 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 over 100 properties and provided more than 25,000 affordable multi-family units across 23 states. Mr. Whyte has dedicated the last 25 years specializing in complex transactions involving public and private partnerships, 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 a member and 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 as Vice Chair of the Seattle Symphony.