The Up for Growth Action Board of Directors represents expertise across all sectors of housing and community development.
Vice President of Policy Advocacy
National Association of REALTORS®
Bryan is the Vice President of Policy Advocacy at the National Association of REALTORS®. There, he oversees all legislative and regulatory advocacy for the association’s 1.4 million members.
Senior Managing Director
CBRE Investment Management
Steve is a Boston-based Senior Managing Director at CBRE Investment Management, where he leads the firm’s residential acquisition and development efforts.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Chief Financial Officer
Vitus Group, LLC
Roger is the Treasurer of the Up for Growth Action Board of Directors. He currently serves as CFO for Seattle, Washington-based VITUS Group, and has over 20 years of audit, assurance, and finance experience.
Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity
Janessa is the Executive Director of Idaho-based Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, where she works to create opportunities for affordable homeownership for families across Ada County.
Chief Operating Officer
Trammell Crow Residential
Kevin is the Chief Operating Officer of Dallas, Texas-based Trammell Crow Residential, which specializes in building state-of-the-art multifamily properties across the U.S.
President and CEO
Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc.
Bambie is the President and CEO of Georgia Advancing Communities Together. She has over 25 years of experience in rural and urban housing, and community and economic development.
Chief Executive Officer
Up for Growth
Mike is responsible for leading the organization to achieve its strategic vision.
Terner Center Fellow
Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley
Noerena is a Fellow at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley.
Ivory N. Mathews is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Home Forward. Mathews has dedicated more than 20 years of her professional career providing equitable housing solutions and supportive services to families.
Senior Vice President, Affordable Housing Initiatives
Mortgage Bankers Association
Steve leads MBA's efforts to find new solutions to affordability challenges for homeownership and rental housing.
Housing and Homelessness Initiative Director
Office of Governor Tina Kotek (OR)
Taylor is the Housing and Homelessness Initiative Director for Oregon Governor Tina Kotek.
Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, Inc.
Adrienne is the Executive Director of the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, an organization focused on eliminating homelessness and increasing affordability.
Principal and Managing Partner
Antonio is the Principal and Managing Partner of Austin, Texas-based Comunidad Partners, a real estate investment firm specializing in workforce and affordable housing.
Executive Vice President, Investments
Barry is the Executive Vice President of Investments at Equity Residential, where he is responsible for the firm’s corporate investment teams.
President & CEO
National Apartment Association
Bob is the President & CEO of Washington, DC-based National Apartment Association, the leading voice for America’s rental housing industry.
Founder and CEO
Simpson Impact Strategies
Bob is Founder and CEO of Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Simpson Impact Strategies. Bob has over 25 years working at the highest levels of housing finance and public policy.
Brandon is the Executive Director of NAIOP Pittsburgh, which represents the interests of developers and owners of industrial, office, mixed-use, and related commercial real estate.
Executive Managing Director
Wood Partners, LLC
Charles is the Executive Managing Director of Wood Partners’ South Region, covering Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. He has led the development of more than 9,000 multifamily homes.
Founding Partner and Managing Director
Places Platform, LLC
Christopher is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Places Platform. He is a land-use strategist, real estate developer, professor, researcher, and published author.
Vice President, Policy and Applied Research
Doug is a Senior Fellow at Prosperity Now, where he focuses on housing and land-use policy. Doug has over 20 years of experience working with federal and local policy issues.
Chief Executive Officer
Gbx Group LLC
Drew is Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland, Ohio-based GBX Group. GBX Group is an active developer of historic real estate in urban markets across 21 states.
President and CEO
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Maria is the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 235,000 businesses across the Los Angeles region.