Shapri Generette

2018 Cheng Fellow

Shapri Generette is a concurrent degree student in the MPA program at the Harvard Kennedy School and MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is co-founder of Chord, a social venture that addresses wealth inequality by bridging the gap between renting and homeownership. The median wealth of a homeowner is more than 40x that of a similar renter, suggesting that homeownership is one of the most critical of those opportunities. By using technology to create fractional ownership in a single property, Chord provides a lower first step onto the property ladder for occupants and a new investable asset class for institutions. Prior to graduate school, Shapri spent over six years working in real estate investment banking at UBS, Morgan Stanley, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. She is deeply passionate about addressing the astounding wealth inequality in the United States by providing easier access to asset building opportunities. Shapri also holds a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.