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The Frolic Model emerged after 2 years of research at the Center for Real Estate at MIT, with input from over 180 innovators and experts in housing, finance, and community-driven development from the U.S. and Europe.



Tamara Knox

CEO, Co-founder

Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019 with a Masters in City Planning and Master of Science in Real Estate Development. Did her undergrad at Stanford University where she majored in urban studies and graduated with honors in 2012. Has a background in urban economics, affordable housing policy and development.


Elaine Wang

Research Fellow

Elaine is a Master in City Planning (MCP) candidate at MIT. She was most recently a Data Product Manager at Sonder, a real estate startup in San Francisco, where she led the strategy and roadmap for data & analytics. Elaine has an A.B. in Urban and Architectural Studies from Brown and grew up in Hong Kong.

Frolic is selected for the Terner Center for Innovation's
Housing Lab 

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The Brookings Institution
Features Frolic in its paper: New Models for Just Development

Read the article here


Joshua Morrison

Creative Director, Co-founder

Landscape architect and urban planner educated at the University of Copenhagen (MLA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MCP), and Brown University (Environmental Design). Has 8 years of experience working as an urban planner at Fundament, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Gehl Architects. He is a Seattle Native.


Nicholette Paige Cameron

Research Fellow

Nicholette is currently a Master of City Planning student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During her time at MIT, she's interned with Fairstead Affordable and the Preservation of Affordable Housing. Prior to graduate school, she worked in finance for six years, most recently at UBS in their Public Finance Investment Banking department. 

Sponsers and Partners

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Additional Partners

Design, Development, and Construction


Hybrid Architecture

Allied8 Studio


Helsell Fetterman
Co-op Law


Allen Law

Development Law

Cairncross Hempelmann

Securities Law


Cutting Edge Capital

Securities Law

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