Chairman
Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners

Ron Terwilliger is Chairman Emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential Company, a national residential
real estate company and the largest developer of multifamily housing in the U.S. for several decades
during his tenure as CEO.
Ron is an honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After serving five years in the Navy, he
received his MBA degree with High Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business where
he was elected a Baker Scholar.
Ron is past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves as a Trustee. He is also Chairman
Emeritus of the Wharton Real Estate Center. Ron is additionally past Chairman of the International
Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity and currently chairs Habitat’s Global Development Council.
Ron currently serves as Chairman of the Enterprise Community Partners Board of Trustees. He also
serves as Chairman of the Board of the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation and is a member of the Boards
of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation and the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he chairs the J. Ronald
Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy.
Ron’s philanthropic contributions include a $100 million legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity
International. He is prepaying $30 million of that gift to create the Terwilliger Center for Innovation and
Shelter to bring market-based solutions to low-income families worldwide to improve their housing
conditions. He has also pledged and contributed more than $50 million to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Ron’s $5 million gift to the Enterprise Foundation created the Enterprise Terwilliger Fund – targeted to
create 2,000 affordable homes annually. He also made a $3 million gift to Enterprise to provide resident
services to low-income families. Ron established the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing with his $5
million gift to the Urban Land Institute.
Ron was inducted into the National Association of Home Builders Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2009, he
was honored by the National Housing Conference with the Housing Leader of the Year Award. Ron was
also honored in 2009 by the United States Naval Academy as a Distinguished Graduate for his lifetime
commitment to service, personal character, and distinguished contributions to our nation. In 2012, Ron
received the National Patriotism Award by the National Foundation of Patriotism. Ron was the recipient
of the 2013 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.
Ron was selected for the Prestigious Horatio Alger Award – Class of 2014, bestowed upon individuals
who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit
of increased opportunities through higher education. He received the 2017 Edward W. Brooke Housing
Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to elevating the national discussion on rebalancing
federal housing policy to better serve the needs of low-income households. Ron was honored in 2021 by
the Navy Supply Corps Foundation as a Distinguished Alumnus.

Speaking at the Following:

Mar 8

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Welcome to Housing Opportunity 2022

12:00pm – 12:15pm

Ron Terwilliger and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens welcome attendees to this year's Housing Opportunity Conference…