Michael Sturmer

Michael Sturmer is a principal with the Lemle & Wolff group of companies. He joined the company in 2003 and focuses on its planning, development and construction activities.

Michael has more than 25 years of experience in affordable housing and community development, starting in Chicago where he worked with community-based groups on the preservation of federally-assisted housing and the implementation of Chicago’s landmark landlord- tenant ordinance through resident education and training. In Washington, DC, he worked as a consultant on the development of HUD senior housing and repositioning the portfolios of large public housing authorities.

Michael has worked at housing authorities in Savannah, Philadelphia, and Kansas City, Missouri focusing on operational turnaround efforts, redevelopment, and new development opportunities. As the Director of Planning and Development for the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri under federal receivership, he supervised the redevelopment of two distressed housing sites through HUD’s Hope VI Mixed-Finance program and also administered a scattered site new construction program that greatly expanded the housing opportunities for low income residents in the city through the acquisition and development of property in areas outside the urban core.

Prior to joining Lemle & Wolff in NYC, Michael directed Section 8 policy and compliance issues at New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development as part of a team working to improve the agency’s administration of the voucher program.

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.