A more equitable future, built from the ground up.

We are connectors, change-makers, and builders helping scale real-world solutions to our most pressing housing challenges.

Our Approach

1 Real-World Housing Impacts

Whether supporting ventures from start to scale, launching tools for policy decision-making, or modernizing construction methods, our work aims to spur innovation to fundamentally and equitably improve the housing market.

2 Collaboration for Collective Change

Our work brings together a diverse and energized community of change-makers, ranging from entrepreneurs, experts, and investors to our partners in communities, government, and private industry.

3 Policy and Practice Expertise

As a sister organization of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, we draw on rigorous research and policy expertise to select promising innovators and guide them toward the highest impact. In return, the solutions we field serve to inform better future research and policies.

Timeline

Terner Center Founded

2015

Terner Center Founded

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation is founded at UC Berkeley with the mantra “No Limits.” It is named for Don Terner, a visionary leader in addressing California’s housing challenges. Read more about Don Terner.

Housing Venture Lab Launches

2019

Housing Venture Lab Launches

Terner Center launches the Housing Venture Lab, an accelerator to support early-stage ventures innovating in housing affordability.

Terner Labs Founded

2020

Terner Labs Founded

Terner Labs was founded as an independent 501c3 to complement the work of the Terner Center. The founding focus was to grow the Housing Venture Lab program, which became a part of the nonprofit, and to launch aligned initiatives to scale technology and construction innovation to address the toughest housing challenges.

Data Solutions Lab Launches

2022

Data Solutions Lab Launches

Terner Labs’ Data Solutions Lab launches its Housing Supply Simulator in Los Angeles, helping leadership in the planning department refine housing policy decisions.

Housing Venture Lab Grows

2023

Housing Venture Lab Grows

The Housing Venture Lab’s portfolio grows to over twenty organizations with the start of the fourth cohort. Alumni raise over $490M to accomplish their goals.

Our Team

Michelle Boyd
Michelle Boyd
Chief Strategy Officer
Guangyue Cao
Guangyue Cao
Data Scientist
Alex Casey
Alex Casey
Data Solutions Lab Director
Leslye Corsiglia
Leslye Corsiglia
Consulting Advisor
Art Fatum
Art Fatum
Consulting Advisor
Cris Martinez
Cris Martinez
Operations Manager
Ben Metcalf
Ben Metcalf
Chief Executive Officer
Kara Murray-Badal
Kara Murray-Badal
Housing Venture Lab Director
Darrell Owens
Darrell Owens
Data Analyst
Tyler Pullen
Tyler Pullen
Senior Technical Advisor
Ben White
Ben White
Builders Lab Director
Adam Briones
Adam Briones
Board Member
Alex Lofton
Alex Lofton
Board Member
Carol Galante
Carol Galante
Chair
Catherine Bracy
Catherine Bracy
Board Member
Ophelia Basgal
Ophelia Basgal
Secretary & Treasurer
Priya Jayachandran
Priya Jayachandran
Board Member
Ann Sewill
Ann Sewill
General Manager, Housing & Community Investment Department, City of Los Angeles
Daryl J. Carter
Daryl J. Carter
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Avanath Capital Management, LLC
Gustavo Velasquez
Gustavo Velasquez
Director, California Department of Housing & Community Development
Mark Zandi
Mark Zandi
Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics
Matthew Desmond
Matthew Desmond
Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
Richard Rothstein
Richard Rothstein
Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute
Shola Olatoye
Shola Olatoye
Director, Housing & Community Development, City of Oakland
Toni Steele
Toni Steele
Real Estate Portfolio Lead, Google
Brad Blackwell
Brad Blackwell
Retired EVP Wells Fargo, Home Ownership Strategy & Groth
David Levine
David Levine
CEO, Levine Family Ventures
John Moon
John Moon
Vice President Climate Aligned Philanthropy & Partnerships Lead, Wells Fargo
Landon Taylor
Landon Taylor
Co-Founder, Legacy First
Lisa Rice
Lisa Rice
President & Chief Executive Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance
Lydia Tan
Lydia Tan
Chief Real Estate Officer, Oakland Roots and Oakland Soul
Molly Turner
Molly Turner
Lecturer, Haas School of Business
Ruby Bolaria Shifrin
Ruby Bolaria Shifrin
Director, Housing Affordability, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Yusef Freeman
Yusef Freeman
Managing Director of Acquisitions & Development, California, Jonathan Rose Companies
Alex Weinberg
Alex Weinberg
Lead Housing Lab Graduate Student Fellow
Emily Ramirez
Emily Ramirez
Housing Lab Graduate Student Fellow
Haley Rebecca Tiu
Haley Rebecca Tiu
Data Lab Graduate Student Fellow
Jovan Sheshbaradaran
Jovan Sheshbaradaran
Housing Lab Graduate Student Fellow
Kyler Blodgett
Kyler Blodgett
Housing Lab Graduate Student Fellow
Revati Rajwade
Revati Rajwade
Housing Lab Graduate Student Fellow
Yumna Talaat
Yumna Talaat
Communications Fellow
Geraldine Slevin
Geraldine Slevin
Communications Manager
Iris D. Tommelein
Iris D. Tommelein
Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Project Management, UC Berkeley
Shanti Pless
Shanti Pless
Senior Commercial Building Energy Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rosanne Haggerty
Rosanne Haggerty
President and Chief Community Officer, Community Solutions
Shanti Abedin
Shanti Abedin
Vice President of Housing and Community Development, National Fair Housing Alliance
Jordan Moss
Jordan Moss
Founder, Catalyst Housing Group
Robin Hughes
Robin Hughes
President and CEO, Housing Partnership Network
Terrence Smalls
Terrence Smalls
Founder and CEO of TSmalls Solutions
Stacy Spann
Stacy Spann
Head of Housing Access & Affordability, Wells Fargo Foundation
Sage Briscoe
Sage Briscoe
Director of Federal Policy, Rewiring America
Arian Dehnow
Arian Dehnow
Data Analyst

Our Supporters

  • Andrew Sutherland
  • Brad Blackwell
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Howard & Irene Levine Family Foundation
  • Ivory Foundation
  • Jordan Moss
  • Payette River Foundation
  • Michael Covarrubias
  • Peter & Christy Palmisano
  • Sobrato Foundation
  • San Diego Regional Policy Innovation Council
  • Meta
  • The Ballmer Group
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Weingart Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • JD Ross
  • Open Philanthropy
  • Union Bank
  • Bill Falik
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