Lance Swank

Lance Swank
President & CEO
Sterling Group

As President of Sterling Group, Inc., Lance Swank is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the parent company and its subsidiaries, including all development, management, construction and acquisition activities at the firm. Through his focused efforts and diligence, he has helped create one of the top privately held, vertically integrated, full service multifamily housing providers in the Midwest and Southeast. Since Lance joined the firm in 1983, Sterling has developed, constructed or acquired over 9,000 apartment units and over 8,000 self storage units. A recognized authority in the area of multifamily housing, Lance Swank is a sought after speaker and has participated in many regional and national conferences pertaining to the multifamily housing industry. Lance Swank is a 1983 graduate of DePauw University.

Lance Swank is affiliated with the following organizations (non-exclusive list):

– Recipient of the NAHB 2012 Daniel M. Grady Award for excellence and advocacy of multifamily housing
– Chairman of the Housing Finance Committee – National Association of Home Builders; 2011
– Chairman of the Housing Credit Group – National Association of Home Builders; 2006
– Life Director of Board of Directors of National Association of Home Builders; Current
– Trustee and Vice Chairman of Multifamily Council Board of Trustees – National Association of Home Builders; Current
– Member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi-Housing Council; 2000-2002
– Advisory Board Member of the McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship at DePauw University; 2005-2008
– Member of DePauw University President’s Board of Visitors, 2009-2011
– Member of Indiana Apartment Association Board of Directors; 2010-2011
– State Secretary, Indiana Builders Association, 2014-15
– Member Urban Land Institute
– CCIM Candidate