New Home Trends Institute

Council Application

Unparalleled Networking with Housing Industry Experts

Starting in January 2021, the New Home Trends Institute will introduce our councils, an exclusive member-only opportunity for unparalleled networking among our industry’s experts. They will be structured as confidential forums for dialogue in a small group setting.

We are looking for council members that are 10+ year experts in the industry and leaders on what’s next. Members should be able to contribute their expertise to help solve the industry’s most complex issues. We are accepting applications from across the industry, including architects, builders, developers, building product designers, interior designers, etc.

3 Council Themes

Home Design Trends

Led by Jenni Lantz


Jenni Lantz

Senior Manager, DesignLens
(720) 328-1530

Masterplan Trends

Led by Ken Perlman


Ken Perlman

Managing Principal
(858) 281-7214

Consumer Trends

Led by Mikaela Sharp


Mikaela Sharp

Manager, Trends and Innovation
(949) 870-1203

Around 20 People Per Council
  • Each theme could have multiple councils

  • There is no limit on how many applicants per company we will consider

  • Each applicant will be considered for the opportunity to join one council

3 Meetings Per Year
  • 1 in person connected to Spring Housing Design Summit conference 2021 (currently scheduled as virtual until COVID-19 situation improves)

  • 1 virtual in August 2021

  • 1 virtual in late October 2021 / early November 2021

Fill Out the Council Application

Once we review your application information, we will reach out to you with next steps.