Sylvia Luchini

Senior Director for Practice, Chicago Office


Sylvia Luchini has extensive experience designing and implementing economic growth programs including private sector development, financial services, and small and medium-sized real estate enterprises in Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. As the Senior Director for Practice, Luchini has been instrumental in strengthening the Women’s Property Rights program by modifying an assessment tool: The International Property Markets Scorecard Methodology (IPMC).  This version of the IPMC gathers property market information with a gender approach to assess women’s participation in the market and their ability to exercise their property rights; she also developed an awareness campaign using theater for development as an instrument for change.  This work builds on her tenure at the International Real Property Foundation in which she designed, implemented and established a Women’s Council program at the Association of Real Estate Agents – Uganda. Moreover, Luchini has been developing institutional training capacity in Eastern Africa through the formation and strengthening of a regional training program. As the Grants Manager for DuPage County, Luchini developed a charitable fund for disfranchised residents and made it grow six times from its original giving level.  Luchini holds a MA from North Central College and a BA in English from the Cordoba National University.