ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce the two individuals selected for the 2020 Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship and Chamberlin YLG Public & Non-Profit Sector Fellowship.
These two prestigious fellowships help to advance the careers of Bay Area graduate students and Young Leaders. Our fellows are chosen for their leadership potential in the field of land use and real estate.
Through this program, fellows have the opportunity to attend the ULI Spring and Fall Meetings, guest on a national Product Council, and gain mentorship from seasoned industry leaders. Fellows are exposed to thought leadership around planning, design, real estate, and land use in order to prime them to take on future challenges in urban land use.
The Chamberlin Graduate Student is made possible by Stephen and Susan Chamberlin and Bruce Etkin. The YLG Public & Non-Profit Sector Fellowships is made possible by Stephen and Susan Chamberlin.
Congratulations to our new fellows!
Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship
Jon Lam is an MBA and Master of Real Estate Development + Design candidate at the Haas School of Business and College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. He is interested in pursuing a career in real estate investment and entrepreneurship, leveraging technology to solve critical issues in real estate finance, housing affordability, and climate change. Jon is an active volunteer at the Housing Lab, an accelerator program based at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation that is focused on alleviating the housing crisis. Prior to Berkeley, Jon worked at the mobility operator Lime and the Yale Investments Office, where he assisted with sourcing, due diligence, and sizing for the university’s venture capital and leveraged buyout portfolio. He also worked in equity research at Hillhouse Capital in Hong Kong. Jon graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and engineering sciences from Yale University, where he was a Tobin Scholar. He is originally from the Bay Area and is excited to be back on the West Coast.
Chamberlin Young Leader in the Public/Nonprofit Sector Fellowship
Xiomara is director at the Bay Area Council, supporting the organization’s housing policy efforts on the local, regional and state level. Her experience includes various roles in community outreach and project management in the land use and commercial real estate industry, both in the nonprofit and private sector. Prior to joining the Council, she oversaw the public affairs program for Universal Paragon, managing the community engagement and entitlement strategy for some of the largest mixed-use developments in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her previous roles include business development at a tech-startup focusing on accessory dwelling units (or “casitas”), project management in affordable housing, which included working on one of the first affordable housing developments utilizing modular construction in Northern California, and the Urban Land Institute’s San Francisco District Council. She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from UCLA and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lorry I. Lokey School of Business at Mills College. She sits on several board and committees, including: the Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition; San Mateo County’s Housing Leadership Council; the ULI Housing the Bay Steering Committee and Policy & Public Process Committee; the Casita Coalition; and San Francisco’s Community Investment Fund Advisory Board.