Real Estate Development + Design

People

Leadership and Staff


Cecilia Chu

Carol Galante, Practice Director

Carol Galante is the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. She also co-chairs the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center of Real Estate and Urban Economics.

As Faculty Director for the Terner Center, Galante oversees the Center’s work and co-leads the Center’s research agenda, supervising projects that identify, develop and advance innovative solutions in local, state and federal housing policy and practice.  In her role as I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, Professor Galante teaches graduate courses on housing policy and community development, including a semester-long studio intensive course on the design and finance of affordable housing development.Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, Galante served in the Obama Administration for over five years as the Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing programs. Full Bio.


Greg Morrow

Greg Morrow, Director

Greg joins CED from Pepperdine University where he served as Executive Director of the Institute of Real Estate, Academic Director of the Master in Science of Real Estate program, and Sands Executive Professor in Real Estate. Previously, he was the Richard Parker Professor in Metropolitan Growth & Change at the University of Calgary, a joint appointment in the Haskayne School of Business and Faculty of Environmental Design. He has practiced in architecture and real estate development.

His research interests and teaching is in the areas of real estate development, housing, metropolitan growth, and sustainable community development. He has served on the Calgary Planning Commission, LA County Homeless Initiative (Measure H) Citizens Oversight Advisory Board, and ULI LA Leadership Council. He has a Ph.D. from UCLA in urban planning, an urban design certificate and masters in city planning and architecture from MIT. Full Bio.


Lyn Rivera

Lyn Rivera, Director of Student Services

Prior to joining the College of Environmental Design's Master of Real Estate Development and Design program, Lyn served as Program Manager for the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management (ESPM) at UC Berkeley, and previously a Graduate Student Advisor in ESPM. She was also a Graduate Programs Advisor with Graduate Division, so brings both program and central administration experience to MRED+D. Lyn has a B.A. in Human Development from UC San Diego. Full Bio.


Lisa Franklin

Lisa Franklin, Career Specialist

Lisa provides career coaching, support, and resources to graduate students the Master of Real Estate Development and Design program and develops integrated career services specific to the industry.