Our Leadership Team


J Byron Brazier

J. Byron Brazier is an artist-turned entrepreneur. In November of 2007, J. Byron founded the Heir Gallery with a dream to revitalize Bronzeville as an arts and cultural destination. His efforts to transform this dream into reality were realized with the renovation of a 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse located in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, where 41st and State Streets meet. The Heir Gallery, Inc. was formed with partners from the Chicago Housing Authority, State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and several Aldermen, as well as a host of public and private entities who joined the efforts in support of the vision for an arts community in Bronzeville.


Vincent Lane

Vince provides real estate development, consulting, and program management servicesto his partners
and fee for service clients. He has experience in the development of residential apartments, commercial
and retail, and public housing. He has over 40 years experience in real estate acquisition and
development in minority communities.