About Us

Our cities should be celebrated. They have been the largest driver of innovation in human history. But somewhere along the way, things broke and our quality of life suffered.

We built our lives around our cars as cookie-cutter housing popped up around the country. Sprawl became commonplace, and we normalized hour-long commutes, even as private vehicle ownership became the largest source of carbon emission pollution. We became more isolated and felt less connected to each other. It doesn't have to be this way.

We're building cities for people, not cars.

Our team blends technology, real estate, and culture to reimagine our daily lives. We come from different backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective on what's possible. As a team, we keep a pulse on our community and what they need. We ride our e-bikes to lunch, host pop-ups on construction sites and make 16-acre cornstarch art pieces. We cultivate these relationships and bring our community closer together so they can experience the neighborhood they deserve.

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Ryan Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO

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Jeff Berens

Co-Founder & COO

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Caroline Lerner Perel

Head of Real Estate

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Vanessa Valenzuela Erickson

Head of People

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Lavanya Sunder

General Manager

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Shantanu Bala

Software Engineer

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Kunal Harmalkar

Chief of Staff

Cherise Bangerter
Cherise Bangerter

People & Operations

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Tom Barta

Software Engineer

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Sam Benson

Ops Coordinator

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Erin Boyd

Government Relations & External Affairs Lead

Duke DiEugenio
Duke DiEugenio

Urban Design

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Anders Engnell

Urban Planning & Construction

Enrique Favaro
Enrique Favaro

Financial Controller

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Hannah Friedland

Urban Design and Marketing

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Jen Ho

People & Operations

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Jordan Hunter

Ops Coordinator

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Vicky Lai

Software Engineer

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Ryan Lane

Software Engineer

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Molly Lara

Business Operations

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Jasmine Little

Experience Design

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Sophia Shovkovy

Software Engineer

Raunaq Singh
Raunaq Singh


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Alexys Still

Business Operations

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Paul Stout

Marketing & Urban Design

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Michelle Tan

Director of Finance

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Luis Ventura

Construction Management

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Jake Zien

Senior Product Designer

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Sarah Zou

New Markets

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Max Bregman

Tech Biz Ops Intern

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Raphael David

Tech Biz Ops Intern

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Haley Harelson

Product Intern

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Sierra Ross

Biz Ops Intern

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Cole Truitt

Construction Data Analyst Intern

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LiMei Vera

Biz Ops Intern

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Anson Yu

Product Intern

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110 E 7th St
Tempe, AZ, 85281
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