Unparalleled Networking with Housing Industry Experts

Applications for the New Home Trends Institute's 2023 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

Explores lifestyle shifts and preferences impacting what consumers want in their home/community and how to best respond. Thought provoking and digestible, this council offers a place to get real-time feedback home buyer needs on a national level.
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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

Discusses daily challenges 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

This council hosts BTR operators, builders, and designers who work together to share ideas, discuss best practices, and brainstorm how to best succeed in the rental home arena.

Council Leaders


Mikaela Arroyo

Director, New Home Trends Institute

Jenni Nichols

Director, DesignLens

Ken Perlman

Managing Principal

Don Walker

Managing Principal

Around 20 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 in-person connected to the New Home Trends Summit on February 22, 2023 in Dallas, TX.*
  • One virtual in September 13, 2023.

*A small fee will apply. 

2023 NHTI Council Members

Council Application

Please note: Attendance at the two council meetings (one in-person in February and a virtual meeting 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. 

Deadline for applications is Monday, October 31st.