Director of Research & Development
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Charly Ligety leads Housing on Merit’s research and development initiatives forming new and collaborative ways to build more affordable housing across the U.S. In addition, Charly is the Managing Director of The Housing Innovation Collaborative (or “HICo”), a global housing development research platform, sponsored by HOM, that showcases the latest design, finance, and policy solutions to address the housing affordability crisis across the world.
Prior to joining HOM, Charly worked in the commercial real estate finance industry for over 10 years, working for a boutique real estate private equity firm as an analyst prior to joining Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate Group as a Relationship Manager in Los Angeles. In that role, Charly developed new business relationships with large investment firms and developers and managed a $400 million loan portfolio, which included underwriting and managing value-add and construction loans on a range of property types throughout the U.S.
Charly graduated with honors from the full-time MBA program at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in 2018. While in graduate school, Charly became a published author of “Let’s Do Us”, an interactive conversation guidebook for couples, which he co-authored with a former colleague. Charly earned his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, majoring in Geography and Economics. At Dartmouth, Charly was a varsity member of the nationally ranked Division 1 Dartmouth Ski Team. As a native of Park City, Utah, Charly is still a passionate skier and mountain biker. Charly enjoys exploring his adopted city of Los Angeles, along with biking, hiking, and long walks on the beach with his wife and son.