Stockton Williams is Executive Director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Mr. Williams leads the strategic direction of the Center and the design and implementation of its initiatives, which span a broad range of housing issues, including affordable/workforce, senior, and market-rate housing. He is most recently the author of the ULI publication Preserving Multifamily Workforce and Affordable Housing: New Approaches for Investing in a Vital National Asset.
Mr. Williams has more than 20 years’ experience in housing and economic policy, research, advocacy, and development and has held senior leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Before joining ULI in January 2015, he was Managing Principal of the Washington, D.C., office of HR&A Advisors, which advises cities across the U.S. on complex real estate and economic development projects. Prior to joining HR&A, Mr. Williams served as Senior Advisor in two Federal Cabinet agencies: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Energy.
He has also been Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Enterprise Community Partners; a Senior Advisor at Living Cities; a Senior Legislative and Policy Associate at the National Council of State Housing Agencies; and a developer of affordable housing. He is Chairman of the Board of Groundswell, an innovator in harnessing community economic power for the common good. He holds an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Dr. Lisa Sturtevant joined ULI in July 2015. Dr. Sturtevant is a national expert on housing, migration, demographics, and regional economic development. She specializes in comprehensive housing market analyses, affordable housing needs assessments, and housing program and policy evaluation and development. Dr. Sturtevant previously was vice president for research at the National Housing Conference (NHC). Prior to her service at NHC, Dr. Sturtevant served as deputy director of the Center for Regional Analysis and as an associate research professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. From 2000 to 2005, she was a demographer in the Arlington County, Virginia Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development. Dr. Sturtevant has served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and Virginia Tech. She received a Doctorate Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University in May 2006; her dissertation was on the residential location choices of recent immigrants. She received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University.