Michelle Malanca Frey is the Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute San Francisco. Since joining ULI in 2016, Michelle collaborated with members to launch Housing the Bay, an initiative bringing together dozens of public, private, labor, and community organizations to share bold ideas and strategies and to foster equitable solutions to the region’s severe housing shortage. In 2019, she was a recipient of the Northern California Real Estate Woman of Influence Award from the San Francisco Business Times.
Previously, as Vice President at the World Green Building Council, Michelle led collaborative, global projects and campaigns to accelerate the uptake of sustainable buildings and address climate change. As Technical Director at the Green Building Council of Australia, she chaired multi-stakeholder processes to develop green building rating tools and transform the real estate industry. As part of her own consultancy, she facilitated programs and initiatives for public, private, nonprofit, and multilateral organizations around the world to drive innovation and transformative change. She has spoken at dozens of conferences in the US, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Canada, and throughout Latin America.