Adam Briones

CEO, California Community Builders

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Adam Briones

Adam Briones is the CEO of California Community Builders (CCB), where he leads research, advocacy, and community
organizing efforts to end California’s racial wealth gap and housing crisis for communities of color. Prior to CCB, Adam was
the Greenlining Institute’s Senior Director of Economic Equity and helped to secure over $10 billion in community
reinvestment commitments from large financial institutions. Previously, Adam spent a decade in housing development and
real estate finance, primarily in New York. His work there included acting as Vice President of Real Estate Development at
the Genesis Companies, one of the city’s most active African American-owned affordable housing developers. Adam was
also a Senior Analyst for HR&A Advisors, a leading national consulting firm specializing in real estate and economic
development advisory services. Before that, Adam was a Housing Fellow with New York City’s primary affordable housing
finance agencies, the NYC Housing Development Corporation and the Department of Housing Preservation &
Development. As a Housing Fellow, he closed construction and permanent financing on over 1,300 units totaling more than
$150 million in debt and tax credit equity. As a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellow in Washington DC, Adam interned
with the office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the House Financial Services Committee. Adam has also held
internships with Union Bank’s Community Development Finance group as well as the West Angeles Community
Development Corporation, a faith-based community developer. Adam holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from
the University of California Los Angeles and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz.