Director of Housing InnovationView Full Bio
Charly Ligety is responsible for helping launch Housing on Merit’s Housing Innovation + Learning Laboratory (known as the “HILL”). Prior to joining HOM, Charly worked in the commercial real estate finance industry for over 10 years, and was recently focused on enhancing state and local housing policy and structuring collaborative transactions to address Los Angeles’ affordable housing crisis. Charly is passionate about applying a creative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial mindset towards overcoming the vast range of challenges within the housing industry.
Charly has experience working on both the equity and debt sides of commercial real estate, 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 Very Engaging, 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.