Julianne Stern: Affordable Housing Director
What I do:
Affordable housing developer
Why I do it:
I like to solve hard problems to get to an outcome that means something! I get to work on challenges from persuading planning staff and City Councils, to negotiating complex legal agreements, to managing a construction team.
How I got here:
Worked in urban policy for 4 years, got a planning degree and an MBA, moved to Denver, worked for the City, and met everyone in a small, tight knit affordable housing industry
What my background in Urban Studies has done for me:
See the big picture and think about how what I do impacts and interacts with a slow-to-change built environment. It’s amazing to look at a piece of the built environment that isn’t working and know I have the tools to do something about it!