Master of Real Estate Development + Design Faculty
The MRED+D faculty include experts in real estate development practice across product types; housing and credit markets; land use and environmental law, infill development, conventional and prefab construction, urban transportation, sustainable design and green infrastructure, and more. Degree electives are also offered by faculty at Berkeley Law and the Haas School of Business.
Allison Arieff is Editorial Director for the urban planning and policy think tank, SPUR. A contributing columnist to The New York Times, Allison has written about architecture, design, innovation, and cities for numerous publications including California Sunday, the MIT Technology Review, and City Lab. From 2007-09, she was senior content lead for IDEO. She was editor-in-chief of Dwell (and the magazine's founding senior editor). The magazine won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence under her tenure. Allison is the author of several books including Prefab and Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America and her work has been included in several others including Urban Farms, Block by Block: Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York and Modern Sustainable Residential Design. She has taught at Stanford University, UC Davis, and the New School in New York City.
Christopher Calott, AIA, ULI, LF ‘12, is an award-winning architect, urban designer, academic and real estate developer. He is a principal at CALOTT + GIFFORD Architecture / Urban Design and a founding partner of the real estate development firm INFILL SOLUTIONS: Innovative Urban Design and Development. His two firms work together to create innovative regional urban typologies in mixed-use urban housing, dense infill developments, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and vibrant public plazas in the Southwest, often working with urban Native American populations and traditional Hispanic communities in the region.
Kristina Hill is an associate professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an expert on urban ecology and hydrology in relationship to urban design. Her current focus is on ways to adapt urban districts and shorezones to the new challenges associated with climate change. Kristina also has extensive experience in practice. She served as the chair of the Seattle Monorail Authority, and after Hurricane Katrina, she became a member of the Dutch-American engineering and design team that developed New Orleans' ambitious water management strategy. She continues to collaborate with colleagues in The Netherlands and elsewhere to understand the potential for lower-cost, dynamic development designs to help protect coastal communities as sea levels rise. Kristina was chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Virginia from 2007-2010, and was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of Virginia before coming to California. She was honored as a Fellow of the Urban Design Institute in New York, and has conducted research in Stockholm, Sweden, as a Fulbright Scholar.
Cal Inman is a Bay Area developer who builds creative mix-used projects including office, retail, mini-lot homes, and multifamily housing. His projects take a fresh approach to small infill with a focus on innovative design and construction techniques, and community-oriented placemaking.
A graduate of the University of Southern California with a focus on real estate finance, Mr. Inman started his career working with cutting edge developer Rick Holiday on adaptive reuse and ground up multifamily projects in Oakland and San Francisco. He started his own practice on 2008. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and young son.
Amanda Monchamp is a partner at Monchamp Meldrum LLP. She practices in the areas of land use, natural resources, and environmental law with an emphasis on project land use entitlement, regulatory permitting, and litigation regarding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) throughout California.
Amanda advises clients on various aspects of complex residential, commercial and industrial land use and real estate development projects, as well as linear projects for utilities such as telecommunications, power companies, transportation and transit projects.
Amanda is currently a lecturer in Land Use Controls at the University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s Master of Real Estate Development + Design program. She is also a Planning Commissioner for the City of Oakland.
Greg joins CED from Pepperdine University where he served as Executive Director of the Sands Institute of Real Estate, Academic Director of the Master in Science of Real Estate program, and Fred 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.
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.
Paige Mueller, CRE, serves as the Managing Director of Eigen 10 Advisors, LLC. Paige has more than 30 years of real estate experience across a number of countries, and has served in a broad range of roles including pension consulting, investments, research, consulting and portfolio management. After working on global analyses for GIC Real Estate and as a pension consultant, Paige co-founded Eigen 10 Advisors which creates data-based strategies to maximize real estate performance, as well as customized dashboards to create more efficient and informed investment analyses and reporting systems. Paige began her career at LaSalle Investment Management where she supported investment, brokerage, site selection and capital market teams. She has served in leadership roles at ULI, PREA, NCREIF, and the Counselors of Real Estate, and has published in a number of publications.
Peter is the Managing Director of the Affordable Housing Division of Pillar Finance, a Division of SunTrust Bank. At SunTrust, he co-founded specialized affordable housing finance practice with partners in New York and Dallas and created lending and investment programs for affordable housing owners to complement Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA lending programs.
He was previously the Director of Affordable Housing at The Reliant Group and at the Centerline Capital Group, as well as a project manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation. He is the National Product Council Co-Chair for Affordable and Workforce Housing Council at the Urban Land Institute.
Jonathan Segal FAIA redefines the role of the traditional architect by exclusively eliminating the client and developing, constructing and designing his own work. He has designed, developed, and constructed National and International award winning and trend setting single family and medium- to high-density residential, live/work, and mixed-use housing in downtown San Diego and La Jolla, California since 1988. Throughout his career, Jonathan has been as devoted to the interests of Downtown San Diego as he is to the creativity of his architecture. Staunchly opposed to insensitive development, Jonathan is adamant about preserving historic and important architecture while sensitively integrating new development. This passion for architecture and downtown has not gone unnoticed. He has received over eighty National, State, and local design awards, and several of those underscore that his standout talents have come at an early age: he has won seven National American Institute of Architecture Housing Honors (AIA) and Five State of California AIA Honor Awards for Urban Housing more than any San Diego architect; he was named by the San Diego Union Tribune as one of “Four Architects” in the city’s history that have made a difference; in 2003, he was named to the AIA’s College of Fellows, FAIA – the youngest San Diego architect to be named to this prestigious fraternity; Jonathan was honored as Residential Architect Magazine’s 2004 National Rising Star and has won seven Residential Architecture Magazine honor awards including project of the year in 2012. In January, 2011 Residential Architect Magazine named him as one of the top fifty architects in the nation. Last fall Arch Daily selected Jonathan as one of 9 entrepreneurial Architects in the United States who developed innovative product and services. This yer Jonathan won two State of California AIA Honor Awards, the only architect to win two honor awards in the same year in the history of the awards program.
Elizabeth “Libby” Seifel
Elizabeth (Libby) Seifel has focused her professional career on creating sustainable infill developments, structuring successful public-private partnerships and encouraging the revitalization of communities. As president of Seifel Consulting, Libby has advised hundreds of public and private clients on how to plan, fund and develop a broad variety of projects that achieve triple bottom line objectives, where sustainability and social equity are pursued in equal measure alongside strong financial returns. She has prepared successful strategies to catalyze mixed income housing communities and build more than 10,000 affordable housing units. Libby actively promotes best practices in sustainable development, urban redevelopment and affordable housing through her teaching and writing activities, serving as the editor and author on a number of publications for the Urban Land Institute and other professional associations. Prior to founding her firm, Libby served as Associate-in-Charge of Williams-Kuebelbeck & Associates, overseeing the firm’s economic and management consulting practice. She also served as the founding Executive Director of Tent City Corporation, the non-profit developer of a ULI award-winning mixed income housing development in downtown Boston. Libby is a certified planner (A.I.C.P.) and an elected member of LAI, the Honorary Society of Land Economists. She was recently honored for her positive influence on real estate development, joining the Hall of Fame for the Northern California Women of Influence in Real Estate.
Michael Yarne is a joint venture partner at BUILD, a San Francisco-based real estate development company, and Board Chair of Build Public, a nonprofit. Yarne founded Build Public to innovate public placemaking finance, development, stewardship and policy. Michael brings multiple perspectives to bear on socially responsible, for-profit, urban infill development and new models of public space development and stewardship, having advised developers and cities on complex land use, real estate, and project finance issues as an attorney, served on the boards of numerous non-profit livable city organizations, including San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Urban Ecology, managed the development of large-scale mixed-use urban residential projects as a real estate developer and implemented innovative public-private partnerships and policies to fund open space and neighborhood infrastructure as an advisor to San Francisco's Mayor Newsom.