Join us in April, 2024

Thank you to everyone that made the 2023 Housing Innovation Summit a success.

 

It was great to be back in person with such amazing stories and insights.

 

Check out the page below to see what you missed in 2023, stay posted for details on 2024 Summit programming and stay connected with the Housing Innovation Alliance between now and then via upcoming events and more.

 

The Housing Innovation Summit is the best place to get engaged + connected where you’ll have the opportunity to gather insights + have a voice at each turn.

2023 KEYNOTES

Future of Housing: Richard Rodriguez

We’re excited to welcome Rich to kick off this year’s program. A retired Navy SEAL, Rich has been an operational rock star in the residential construction space for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as The Amherst Group’s COO—leading asset and resident activities across a portfolio of 40,000 Single-Family Rental (SFR) homes and strategically tripling the company’s operational talent base over the last four years. Rich has defined, grown, and increased the profitability of a variety of offerings—from multi-family to SFR and affordable, market-rate to luxury homes—for regional and national organizations including Colony Starwood, HistoryMaker, PulteGroup, John Laing, Centex, and Arvida St. Joe. He also served as the CEO of UAE/Dubai for Emaar Properties, where he oversaw construction of the world’s largest tower – the Burj Khalifa – and was ultimately responsible for producing more than $6 billion (US) in revenues. Rich is a master of managing complexity, improving processes, and delivering results for his business and his customers. During the opening keynote, he’ll share his vision for the future of housing and will provide insights on how to remain agile and manage chaos in a complex world.

Talent + Productivity: Jonathan Fields

We’re all born with a certain “imprint” for work that makes us come alive. This is your “Sparketype®,” your DNA-level driver of work that lets you know you’re doing what you’re here to do. Work that motivates you and fills you with purpose – work that “sparks” you. Organizations with highly engaged teams grow earnings 4-times faster, are more productive, retain employees longer, and show 21% greater profitability. Take the free Sparketype assessment and learn how to unlock the potential of yourself and your team with this insightful keynote from Jonathan Fields—founder of Good Life Project and Sparketype.

Take the Sparketype assessment.

Investing in Innovation: KP Reddy

KP has boundless enthusiasm for creating new ventures. He effortlessly combines expertise in advanced technologies with critical, in-the-trenches experience as an entrepreneur. His passion is in launching game-changing startups, raising substantial investments, and leading organizations to meaningful acquisition and IPO exits. He’ll share some insights on investing in innovation before we announce the winners of Pitchfest.

Leaving a Legacy: Margaret Whelan

A former Wall Street big shot with J.P. Morgan, USB, and Merrill Lynch, Margaret guides homebuilding + construction companies on innovation trends, M&A, and capital raising.  She knows that profit is important, but purpose is where legacies are made. She’ll share models for giving back + getting ahead through mentorship, advocating for next-gen talent + diversity in leadership, engaging the community inside + outside the business, driving environmental stewardship, and working toward attainability + access to housing. She’ll be joined by three surprise guests who will announce a new project that embodies these values.

The Complete 2023 Summit Agenda

Download the full agenda for the 2023 Housing Innovation Summit to get a flavor of what we’re all about.

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INNOVATION IN ACTION TOUR HOSTS + LOCATIONS

Here you’ll find more information on the co-hosts of our tours, Eric Holt and Natalie Grandinetti, and the people, organizations, and projects we’ll be visiting.

About Innovation in Action Tours
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About Innovation in Action Tours

Co-host: Eric Holt, PhD
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Co-host: Eric Holt, PhD

University of Denver

Co-host: Michael Dickens
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Co-host: Michael Dickens

Co-host: Natalie Grandinetti
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Co-host: Natalie Grandinetti

Housing Innovation Alliance

Missing Middle Housing
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Missing Middle Housing

Attainable by Design

Plug-n-Play Electric
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Plug-n-Play Electric

DR Horton + Deako

Sustainable Community
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Sustainable Community

Sterling Ranch + Partners

Training the Next Gen
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Training the Next Gen

Cherry Creek Innovation Campus

PITCHFEST HOSTS + JUDGES

Check out the 2023 impressive list of judges.

About Pitchfest Hosts + Judges
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About Pitchfest Hosts + Judges

Anthony “Caz” Cazazian
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Anthony “Caz” Cazazian

Man GPM

Asset Abdualiyev
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Asset Abdualiyev

TaskRabbit

Betsy Scott
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Betsy Scott

Housing Innovation Alliance

Brian Sayre
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Brian Sayre

BUILDZ

Chris Langford
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Chris Langford

Idea Fund Partners

Currey Cornelius
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Currey Cornelius

Whelan Advisory Capital Markets

Damien McBrien
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Damien McBrien

D.R. Horton

Darsh Singh Mann
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Darsh Singh Mann

StartX

Dennis Steigerwalt
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Dennis Steigerwalt

Housing Innovation Alliance

Drew Meyers
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Drew Meyers

GEM

George Amirdzhanyan
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George Amirdzhanyan

Google

Jeff Townsend
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Jeff Townsend

PulteGroup

Jenna Louie
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Jenna Louie

Ivory Innovations

Jennifer Castenson
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Jennifer Castenson

Buildxact

John Harding
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John Harding

Saint-Gobain Research NA

Monica Wheaton
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Monica Wheaton

ECI Software Solutions

Ross Bosn
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Ross Bosn

Owens Corning

Sam Ruben
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Sam Ruben

Mighty Buildings

Thanks to our Partners for making this event possible!

Thanks to Summit Sponsors for added support.

Thanks to our content + media partners.

LOCATIONS

The 2023 Summit was held on the University of Denver’s campus at the Cable Center and Community Commons, with innovation in action tours throughout the Denver market.

Cable Center | 2000 Buchtel Blvd South
Community Commons | 2055 E Evans Ave