Housing Council

The Housing Council is a group of 30 to 40 private and non-profit housing development, design, finance industry leaders, and service providers who are invited to examine best practices that support a full range of housing choices in connected livable places including market rate and affordable rental, ownership and unique, specialized residential options such as artist lofts, accessory dwellings and micro units.

The ULI MN Housing Council meets for two half-day sessions per year. Each session includes guest speakers and an opportunity to share best practices, case studies, roundtable discussion and often off-site private tours. Participation is intended to be active and candid, sharing specific detailed information and experience from both members and presenters. All information must be kept confidential.

Housing Council Co-chairs

Colleen Carey, The Cornerstone Group
Paul Mellblom, MSR Design

Participation Benefits

  • Provide an avenue for all members to experience the special value of a ULI Product Council, particularly those that are unable to regularly attend the National Conferences or participate at the Full Membership level.
  • Be part of a unique gathering of peers to gain valuable information and participate in a candid exchange regarding lessons learned focused on regional projects that demonstrate state-of-the-art, innovative housing development and community building.
  • Share insights on projects to more fully understand the challenges, opportunities, and solutions that are responsive to shifting demographics, market preferences and industry changes.
  • Expand your professional knowledge where varied perspectives will be shared on housing as a driver of economic prosperity, healthy living, and placemaking.
  • Engage in dialogues on a specific industry focus that outlines the major issues related to successfully incorporating a full range of housing choices within connected livable communities across our region and integrating environment, social and economic dynamics.

Membership

The Housing Council principally consists of housing industry leaders; developers, financiers, designers, funders and service providers. This includes private and non-profit developers, finance entities such as banks, syndicators and public funding agencies, designers and urban planning professionals. Two spots are reserved for Young Leader Members (under the age of 35) and two spots reserved for ex-officio members (recently retired).

  • Invitation-only council made up of industry leaders; developers, financiers, designers, funders and service providers.
  • ULI MN membership is required. If you are not a member and are interested in participating on this council, click here to join.
  • Housing Council affiliation dues are $200 per year.
  • Membership is a two year commitment to attend three out of four council sessions. Participants are allowed only one excused absence during a two year term.
  • Participation is intended to be active and candid, sharing specific detailed information and experience from both members and presenters. There is a high expectation for participation and contribution by all members
  • All information must be kept confidential.

Housing Council Members

Jeffrey Schoeneck

Chair
Principal
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Saint Paul
MN
United States

JeriLynn Young

Chair
Vice President
US Bank
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Jason Aarsvold

Member
City of Brooklyn Park
Roseville
MN
United States

Alex Atherton

Member
Senior Associate - Private Equity Real Estate
Thrivent Financial
Brooklyn Park
MN
United States

Robb Bader

Member
President
Bader Development
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Robyn Bipes-Timm

Member
Vice President
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Andrea Brennan

Member
Director
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Colleen M. Carey, II

Member
President
The Cornerstone Group
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Terri Cermak

Member
President
Cermak Rhoades Architects
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Gina Dingman

Member
Everest Real Estate Advisors
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Beth Elliott, AICP

Member
Senior Urban Planner
Stantec
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Meghan Elliott

Member
PVN
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Robert E. Engstrom

Member
President
Robert Engstrom Companies
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Elizabeth Flannery

Member
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Mary S. Gabler

Member
SVP - Community Relations
Wells Fargo
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Aubrie Gould

Member
Aeon
Minneapolis
MN
United States

David Higgins

Member
Vice President - Development
McGough
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Mark Houge

Member
North Oaks Company. LLC
North Oaks
MN
United States

Robert Steven Loken

Member
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Anne Mavity

Member
Council Member Ward 2
City of St. Louis Park
St Louis Park
MN
United States

Amy McCulloch

Member
Deputy Director
Twin Cities LISC
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Paul C. N. Mellblom

Member
Principal
MSR Design
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Owen Metz

Member
Vice President & Project Partner
Dominium
Plymouth
MN
United States

Maureen Michalski

Member
Director of Development
Schafer Richardson
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Julie Murray

Member
Chief Business Dev Officer & SVP Sales and Marketing
Ecumen
Shoreview
MN
United States

Eric Muschler

Member
Program Officer
The McKnight Foundation
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Mark Nelson

Member
Senior Vice President
United Properties
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Nawal Noor

Member
President
Noor Development Group LLC
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Chris Palkowitsch

Member
Project Architect
BKV Group
Eagan
MN
United States

Joseph Peris

Member
Real Estate Development Manager
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Katya A Pilling

Member
Director of Business Development
Shaw-Lundquist & Assocaites
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Rachel Robinson

Member
NOAH Fund Manager
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Randall Schold

Member
Co-President
MetroPlains, LLC
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Eden Spencer

Member
Director of Single Family Housing
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Barbara Sporlein

Member
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Libby Starling

Member
Metropolitan Council
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Phil Steger

Member
Dorsey and Whitney, LLP
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Sean Sweeney

Member
Founder/Principal
Hayes Harlow
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Dan Trebil

Member
Managing Director, Senior Vice President
NorthMarq Capital
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Chris Wilson

Member
Director of Housing Development
Project for Pride in Living, Inc.
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Heidi Zimmer

Member
Senior Vice President/Property Development
ArtSpace
Minneapolis
MN
United States