Housing the Bay

Housing the Bay is a ULI SF member-driven initiative to foster innovative solutions to the Bay Area housing crisis in the realms of financing, building costs, policy, and the public process.

Housing the Bay

It’s impossible to live in the Bay Area without being impacted in some way by the high cost and limited supply of housing. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to live, trying to hire and retain employees, or watching your friends or family leave the area for lack of housing options, this issue touches you.

To address this challenge, we have launched Housing the Bay, a ULI SF member-driven initiative to foster innovative solutions to the Bay Area housing crisis in the realms of financing, building costs, policy, and the public process.

Through ongoing events, workshops, dialogue, and research, we will work together with our members and partners to break down barriers and take steps toward finding lasting housing solutions for the Bay Area.

On March 23rd, Housing the Bay Summit panels and presentations will focus on innovative solutions in the realms of financing, construction costs, policy, and the public process. Speakers from around North America will engage in conversations on lessons learned, successful case studies, and best practices with local Bay Area leaders. Register for our Housing the Bay Summit on March 23rd!

Housing the Bay Summit (March 23rd, 2018) Confirmed Speakers (more to come!):

Antwi Akom, Professor & Founding Director UCSF & SFSU, Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab
Jonathan Asmis, Co-Founder, Landed
Kofi Bonner, Regional President Northern California, FivePoint
Catherine Bracy, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tech Equity Collaborative
Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations
David Chiu, California State Assembly
Laura Foote Clark, Executive Director, YIMBY Action
Alex Clemens, Founding Partner and Managing Member, Lighthouse Public Affairs
Kim-Mai Cutler, Operating Partner, Initialized Capital
Laura Fingal-Surma, Co-Founder and Community Organizer, Progress Noe Valley
Rebecca Foster, Executive Director, San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund
Michelle Frey, Executive Director, ULI SF
David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley
Michael Ghielmetti, Founder and President, Signature Development Group
Vicki GranowitzCity of San Diego Planning Commission
Rich Gross, Vice President and Northern California Market Leaders, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Linda Mandolini, President, Eden Housing
Adhi Nagraj, San Francisco Director, SPUR, Chair of Oakland Planning Commission
Denise Pinkston,
Partner, TMG Partners
John Rahaim
Planning Director, San Francisco Planning Department
Andrea ReimerVancouver City Council
David Steinwedell, CEO, Affordable Central Texas
Eric Tao, President and CEO, AGI
Stockton Williams, Executive Director, ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing
Bill Witte, CEO & Chairman, Related California

Thank you to our Major Sponsor:


Thank you to our Summit Sponsors:



Thank you to our Summit Supporters:

Eden Housing

Handel Architects

Holland & Knight

Legacy Partners




Thank you to our Summit Partners: