Ivory innovations


Ivory Fellows

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw joined NorthMarq Capital in 2017 as senior vice president/managing director of the Salt Lake City regional office following the company’s acquisition of his firm. He has handled origination of approximately $2 billion in income property loans.



Erin Carraher

Erin Carraher is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Architecture and the Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the Equitable Housing & Livability Institute (EHLI).



MAtt HOffman

Matt Hoffman is a social and business entrepreneur who serves as Vice President of Innovation for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a national organization working to deliver capital, policy, and solutions that make housing affordable to all.



Ryan Smith

Ryan E. Smith is Director and Professor in the School of Design and Construction, Washington State University. He is an international scholar, consultant, and speaker on the subject of offsite, modular and prefabricated housing design and construction.


Jeramy Lund

Jeramy Lund is the Managing Director of Impact Investing at the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah and a Principal Partner for Pentagon Holdings, an industrial real estate holding company and XIII, LLC; a diversified family holding company.



Ivory Associates

Students from the housing lab at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business serve as Associates for Ivory Innovations. Each year these students source and screen hundreds of startups and organizations who are leading the housing industry forward on issues of accessibility and affordability.