Inspired by our purpose and unified by our approach, the Vitus team is composed of experts across the disciplines of social services, finance, real estate acquisition, development, renovation and asset management.
Stephen R. Whyte
Managing Director and Founder
Stephen Whyte 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 9,000 affordable multi-family units across 22 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 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 active in the Urban Land Institute's Affordable/Workforce Housing Council as well as other housing organizations, and frequently speaks at housing conferences throughout the country.
Scott Langan leads the company's development efforts nationwide. Mr. Langan began his career in property management, working with Section 8 and Low Income Housing Tax Credit certifications, then began building his own low income housing development portfolio. Prior to joining Vitus in 2011, he spent 15 years as a principal of a real estate management company where he successfully increased the management portfolio size from 5,000 to 25,000 affordable housing units across the country, and developed his expertise in both Section 8 and market rate housing. Scott enjoys developing close, personal relationships with partners, and promotes the idea of providing “healthy housing” for individuals and communities by increasing access to affordable housing and social services. He graduated from Fordham University with a focus on communications.
Roger Heim is responsible for the company’s finance and asset management groups, and brings over 20 years of finance and business operations experience to the company. Prior to joining Vitus, Mr. Heim served in executive and senior leadership positions in the construction, manufacturing and transportation industries, focusing on private equity acquisitions, private placements, SEC compliance and reporting, restructuring and dispositions. His finance career started as an accountant at the international professional services firm Deloitte & Touche, where he began to build his focus on manufacturing, construction and transportation. Mr. Heim was previously a principal at the national consulting firm Tatum, where he worked with Vitus to restructure treasury, accounting and reporting operations. Prior to that, he was chief accounting officer for Taurus Aerospace Group, a private equity owned aerospace repair and manufacturing company. Mr. Heim’s dedication to community and country is seen through his military service in the U.S. Marine Corps and in his commitments as a volunteer firefighter and elected fire commissioner. Mr. Heim is a graduate of Washington State University, where he majored in business administration.
Sherry Tyler works closely with the founder and managing director to ensure operational success across the business. She believes that achieving the company’s goal of creating communities of opportunity starts with Vitus employees and her work brings the team tools, technology, education and wellness programs that keep them competitive, engaged and empowered. Her mission is to create an environment of continuous, holistic growth for Vitus employees, merging marketing, human resources, IT and operations efforts to foster success both personally and professionally for the team. Ms. Tyler has had a long career managing operations for startup ventures and retail, with the last 14 years focused solely in real estate.