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New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, United States April 9-11, 2024

Ms. Jill Ferrari

Cofounder and Managing Partner Renovare Development

Jill Ferrari has 27 years of experience in urban redevelopment. Her background includes private real estate acquisition and development, legal practice, consulting, and community development. As a former affordable housing and community development executive, she has packaged financing for various projects ranging from neighborhood revitalization to large affordable housing developments. As an attorney and private real estate developer, she has managed complex Brownfield Redevelopment projects in multiple states. In 2019, Jill co-founded Renovare Development, a majority woman-owned commercial real estate development company focused on transformational projects that serve a deep community need. Currently, Renovare has over 100 million in the development pipeline throughout Michigan, including attainable single-family housing projects and mixed-use developments containing childcare facilities, grocery stores and workforce centers. Renovare Development was named one of the Top 20 Entrepreneurs Disrupting their Industry in 2023 by Disruptors Magazine. Jill has been active throughout her entire career in the advancement of women in commercial real estate. Jill is the most recent Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Michigan District Council, and the current Chair of Mission Advancement. She co-founded both the ULI Michigan Women's Leadership Initiative and the District Council Young Leader Group. Jill was nominated for the DBusiness Commercial Real Estate Awards Pioneer Award; in 2023. She was named a Crains Detroit Notable Executive in Real Estate; in 2021, a GlobeST Magazine Woman of Influence in 2021, a 2017 Woman of Distinction by the Wayne State University Council on the Status of Women and a 2016 winner of the Melvin Simon Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation; She is a founding board member of the Women's Sustainable Development Initiative, whose mission is to support emerging women commercial real estate developers who are Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color. She is a current member of the Michigan State Bar Association.

Speaking at

Tue Apr 09 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 3, Trianon Ballroom

ULI Home Attainability Index: Putting the Numbers into Practice

This session will present the findings from ULI Terwilliger Center's 2024 Home Attainability Index. The Index is a data-rich resource for understanding the extent to which a housing market is providing a range of choices attainable to the regional workforce. The data can help identify gaps in home attainability and provide better context to understand residential markets; provide context by connecting housing costs to the wages earned by people with specific occupations in a region; and enable national and regional comparisons to inform housing production, policy, and financing decisions. The session will begin with Adam Ducker, CEO of RCLCO, presenting the national findings before drilling down to the local findings for each panelist. Ducker will then have panelists answer how they are addressing the particular housing needs in their market. Through this session, attendees will learn how the data can help decision-making for local economies: e.g., what type of housing is needed, and at what price point; who exactly is priced out; and how it is affecting the ability for employers to attract and retain workers.

Three days of inspiration, thought leadership, and connection

New York Hilton Midtown
New York, NY, United States

April 9-11, 2024

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