Ivory Innovations partners with organizations and individuals from across the country to run advocacy, outreach, and sector building programs. Our network allows us to educate the next generation of housing affordability advocates and provide material support to those already making progress. 


Ivory Homes

Ivory Homes is the largest homebuilder in the state of Utah, based both on building units and total revenue. Ivory Homes is unique in its ability to adapt to changing conditions and meet customers’ evolving needs. Ivory Homes has completed over 20,000 homes in the state of Utah. According to Builder magazine, Ivory Homes was the 53rd largest homebuilder in the nation in 2016.

Sorenson impact center

The Sorenson Impact Center guides communities, governments, nonprofits, social enterprises, impact investors and philanthropists to social impact through policy innovation, data science and impact capital. The Center, located at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business, empowers students with social purpose, preparing them to be the next generation of leaders.


Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood serves the residential, design and commercial construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database, the Company provides business intelligence and data-driven services through three pillars: Metrostudy – data that informs.  Media that connects.  Marketing that activates.

David Eccles School of Business

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah offers a world-class business education.  The wide variety of programs, available through 12 institutes and centers, provide students with real experience and cultivates entrepreneurial spirit. The school offers highly-ranked programs with nine undergraduate degrees, eight specialized Master's degrees, and multiple MBA programs. 


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.