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Advisory
Council

Council members hold advanced academic degrees in fields relevant to our mission, have served in public office, or have completed meritorious original research on issues related to housing supply. They serve voluntarily, independently of the organizations and institutions they represent.

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Arica Young

Associate Director, J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy
Bipartisan Policy Center

Arica is a member of Up for Growth's Advisory Council. She has over 25 years of experience combining research, analysis, and operations in developing policies related to housing and community economic development.

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Arthur C. Nelson, Ph.D., FAICP

Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning & Real Estate Development
University of Arizona

Chris (short for Christian) applies demographics and economics to address long range planning and development challenges facing local, regional and state governments, and federal agencies.

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Caitlin Walter, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research
National Multifamily Housing Council

Caitlin is the Chairwoman of Up for Growth's Advisory Council. She is based in Washington, DC, and has deep expertise in multifamily market trends and housing supply policy.

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David Garcia, MPP

Policy Director
Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley

David is the Secretary of the Up for Growth Advisory Council. He brings a depth of experience in housing policy and practice. David holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins.

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Ed Pinto, J.D.

Senior Fellow and Director
American Enterprise Institute Housing Center

Ed is the Vice Chair of Up for Growth's Advisory Council. He researches how to increase the entry-level housing supply for first-time buyers and renters who earn hourly wages.

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Emily Hamilton, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Urbanity Project
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Emily is an economist at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She studies land use regulations and housing affordability.

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Joe Cortright, MPP

Director
City Observatory

Joe is a Principal with Portland, Oregon-based consulting firm Impresa and the Director of City Observatory.

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Steve Guggenmos

Vice President of Multifamily Research and Modeling
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

Steve is the Vice President of Multifamily Research and Modeling at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”).

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