Unparalleled Networking with Housing Industry Experts

Applications for the New Home Trends Institute's 2024 exclusive members-only councils are now open

We are looking for council members with 10+ years of experience in the industry and leaders on what’s next. During two council meetings a year, members of these exclusive groups have the opportunity to learn from their fellow council members and guest speakers with panels and open and honest conversations about what’s really happening in the industry and what’s next for housing.

Four Council Themes

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Consumer Trends

Delves into insightful discussions on demographics, evolving preferences, and the influential trends molding consumers’ choices. Gain expert insight into strategies that resonate, propelling your designs and messaging to new heights.
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Home Design Trends

Focuses solely on the home, including both exterior and interior design as well as materials and finishes, with an eye toward what’s next. The council also explores ways to improve the quality and efficiency of home design.
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Master Plan Trends

Collaborates on solutions for the next great idea and developer goals, from relationships with builders, to next-level amenities, to navigating a changing market. This council covers the nitty gritty details, big picture visions, and longevity.
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Build-to-Rent Trends

Work together with BTR operators, builders, designers, and investors to share ideas, discuss best practices, and brainstorm how to best succeed in the rental home arena.

Council Leaders

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Mikaela Arroyo

Vice President, New Home Trends Institute & Chief of Staff
Irvine, California (949) 648-9651
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Jenni Nichols

Vice President, DesignLens

Ken Perlman

Managing Principal, Consulting
San Diego, California (858) 281-7214

Don Walker

Managing Principal
San Diego, CA, California (858) 281-7212

20 – 30 People Per Council

  • There is no limit on how many applicants per company we will consider.
  • Limit one council seat per individual. Others within your office may join a different council.

Two Meetings Per Year

  • One virtual on March 6, 2024.
  • One in-person in conjunction with the New Home Trends Summit on September 10, 2024 in Denver, CO.*

*A small fee will apply. 

2023 NHTI Council Members

Council Application

Please note: Attendance at the two council meetings (one virtual meeting in January and one in-person in September) is mandatory. Applicants should have 10+ years of experience and contribute to the group by leading discussions or moderating/participating in a panel during the meetings.