District Council Leadership
Executive Committee Members
• Work closely with ULI staff to insure coordinate goals, schedule, budget, and management of organization.
• Support the financial health of the organization.
• Represent ULI in the community through partnerships with various organizations.
• Ensure great programming and outreach for ULI members and sponsors.
• Expected to attend ULI events as able
• Term extends for two full fiscal years.
Chair: Tracy Huggins, Executive Director, Denver Urban Renewal Authority
Tracy Huggins is executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), a full-service redevelopment agency engaged in neighborhood and downtown revitalization, economic development, home ownership and housing rehabilitation throughout the City and County of Denver.
At DURA, Huggins directs the agency’s involvement in redevelopment efforts with combined DURA financing of approximately $643 million, leveraging $7 billion in private investment. In addition to redevelopment projects, Huggins also manages DURA’s housing rehabilitation programs, which the authority administers for the city’s Office of Economic Development.
Since joining DURA in October 1992, Huggins has overseen the agency’s financial involvement in a number of significant redevelopment efforts, including the Denver Pavilions entertainment/retail center and adjacent Adam’s Mark Hotel, the historic Denver Dry Building and the REI Denver flagship store.
Huggins is a certified public accountant. She is on the boards of directors of the Mountain States Employers Council, Gold Crown Foundation, Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, 9 Health Fair Finance Committee and is a 2001 graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Huggins participates in the city’s Executive Development Council providing policy direction on various development projects in Denver. She also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Urban Land Institute.
Huggins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Montana. She is married and has three children.
Treasurer: Mark Tompkins, Strae Advisory Services
Mark is the Principal of Strae Advisory Services – a financial and operational real estate consulting firm. During his 25+ years, his experience has spanned public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Mark has more than 20 years of finance experience in the Denver real estate market, with a focus in public finance. Prior to consulting, he served most recently as the Deputy Director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA). During two tours with DURA, his responsibilities included underwriting and negotiating DURA’s role in prospective redevelopment projects within the City of Denver. Mark participated in managing DURA’s portfolio of public investment leveraging about $7 billion in redevelopment. Before DURA, he served from 2006 to 2014 as the chief operating officer of Continuum Partners, an acclaimed developer of large mixed-use projects, including the Denver Union Station multi-modal transit hub, and Lakewood’s Belmar. From 1996 to 2004 Mark served as VP of Finance for a Vancouver, BC based real estate developer responsible for residential, commercial, and historic rehabilitation projects in the Denver market. Mark is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a degree in Business Administration, emphases in Accounting and Finance. Mark and his wife, Felicity, have four children ages 8 to 13. Mark has served as a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver since 2009. He is a board member of Foothills Swim Club, and is the incoming Treasurer for the Urban Land Institute’s Colorado District Council.