Title: Grant Writer
Organization: Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers
Location: St. Louis, MO
Erik Wood is an architect with significant experience in real estate development projects. He currently serves as Grant Writer and Program Manager at People’s Community Action Corporation (PCAC), a nonprofit agency which acts as a catalyst to revitalize low-income communities and support families striving to become economically secure in the St. Louis metropolitan region. PCAC is the community advocate arm of the Betty Jean Kerr Peoples’ Health Centers which provides comprehensive primary healthcare to underserved and uninsured populations.
For six years, Erik was a Principal of the global architecture firm HKS, where he served as its New York Office Director as well as generated new business development initiatives of the Urban Design Studio. During this time, Erik also was a member of the ULI-New York Gala Awards fundraising committee. In 2020, he served as a member of the Awards Jury.
Prior to joining HKS in 2014, Erik served as client services principal for HOK in its St. Louis headquarters and was a Steering Committee member of ULI-St. Louis. He was also a partner at Cooper, Robertson & Partners and served as its director of marketing for nine years.
As a consultant for over 25 years, Erik helped corporations throughout the country successfully reposition property holdings to generate revenue. He has assessed real estate conditions, analyzed zoning regulations, prepared master plans and formulated development strategies for large-scale projects. In the ‘90s, he founded a real estate advisory firm that prepared redevelopment strategies for economic development agencies and real estate workouts for private corporations.
Erik received his BA from Yale University and his MArch from Columbia University.