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.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montgomery County Maryland
Hans Riemer is a former elected official on Montgomery County Council (2010-2022). Based in Washington, DC, he has expertise in local government, transportation, economic development, and social justice.
Joe is a Principal with Portland, Oregon-based consulting firm Impresa and the Director of City Observatory.
Sara brings over 15 years of finance, design, development and public-private partnership experience with a focus on sustainable and resilient development in emerging and transforming urban markets.
Vice President of Multifamily Research and Modeling
Steve is the former Vice President of Multifamily Research and Modeling at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”).