Our Team

Serving The Philadelphia Area

Who We Are

Wilson-Drake Development Founded in 2001

We purchase land and vacant buildings in up-and-coming neighborhoods and convert them into beautiful spaces to live.

Lorraine Wilson-Drake


Lorraine Wilson-Drake is the Founder/President of Wilson-Drake Development. Originally from San Francisco, CA, Lorraine holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from San Francisco State and graduate degrees in Business and Journalism from Columbia University in New York City. Lorraine worked in the television industry prior to founding Wilson-Drake Development. She oversees the strategy and development of the company.

Anthony F. Drake

Co-Owner/Vice President

Anthony Drake is the Co-Owner/Vice President of Wilson-Drake Development. Originally from South Philadelphia, he is an accountant by training. Tony has an associate’s degree in Accounting from Northern Virginia Community College and also attended Drexel University. Tony is an IRS-approved tax preparer, and has owned, and operated Drake Tax Services located in South Philadelphia since 1997. He is an integral part of Wilson-Drake Development where he is responsible for company finances, sourcing projects, and securing funding.

Sonya Drake-Parrish

Director of Projects

Sonya Drake-Parrish is the Director of Projects for Wilson-Drake Development. A graduate of Hampton University, she holds a degree in Business Management. Prior to joining Wilson-Drake Development Sonya worked 10 years in the mortgage industry.

Sharon Beyah

Director of Administrative Services

Sharon manages the day-to-day administrative functions of the company and is the main point of contact for our tenants. Originally from Philadelphia, Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and worked in the Insurance industry prior to joining Wilson-Drake.

“Kudos to the landlord and property management team!! Keep up the great work!”


“Just that I have loved being a tenant here and I love my apartment and thank you!”