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Partnership Forum

Learn from the best! Based on a national model developed by ULI, the Partnership Forum allows Young Leaders to learn from the best in quarterly forums with peers and the regions industry leaders.

Jenny Jacobs

Mariel Beaudoin
Urban Ventures

Partnership Forum

Partnership Forum 2016-2017 registration now closed.

9/30 – Participants notified of acceptance
October – First group meeting
April 19, 2017 – Midyear Review (more details soon!)
July 2017 – closing event

 Learn from the best! Based on a national model developed by ULI, Partnership Forum offers Young Leaders a chance to network and learn through year-long forums. Partnership Forum brings Young Leaders together with industry leaders to discuss land use issues, career development, and projects in a confidential setting.  Each ULI YLG Partnership Forum consists of 8-10 YLG participants, moderated by a ULI member who is a senior real estate professional.

This mentoring program is available to Young Leader members (under 35) who apply and are accepted. Participants must also pay a small activity fee to cover the cost of meetings.  You must be under 35 and a current ULI member to participate.

YLGs select an elite group of moderators for each group. Each moderator is a leader in a specific focus of real estate and development.

For our 2016-2017 Forum, our YLGs have recruited the highest caliber senior professionals in both the private and public sectors.


Jenny Jacobs, Amstar,
Mariel Beaudoin, Urban Ventures,

2016 – 2017 Moderators

bill-jamesBill James
President and Director, Valuation and Advisory Services, James Real Estate Services
In Denver since 1976, Bill earned an MBA degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate and Construction Management in 1979. Over the years, while conducting appraisals and market studies on a wide variety of semi-rural, residential, general, and special purpose commercial and investment properties, he has managed rezonings, development and redevelopment projects, and instructed appraisal courses. Bill is a Certified General Appraiser and a licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado. He has been accepted as an expert witness in several jurisdictions and has performed appraisals and consulting assignments on a number of special purpose and narrow market properties, and under unique circumstances. These have included casinos, chemical distribution facilities, refrigerated food processing facilities, automotive sales and service centers, bowling centers, aircraft hangars, car washes, breweries, family entertainment centers, event centers, churches, theatre complexes, health clubs, assisted living facilities, golf courses, restaurants, and subsidized apartments Many of these engagements required extensive feasibility analysis of alternative uses and eminent domain analysis and consulting.
Group Liaison: Julianne Stern, Affordable Housing and Economic Development, City and County of Denver

Brian Levitt headshotBrian Levitt
President, NAVA Real Estate Development

Brian J. Levitt is the President of NAVA and responsible for the daily operations of the company. Brian grew up in Denver, and has a deep familiarity with the city and its inhabitants. Upon discovering Real Estate as a vocation in New York he earned an MS in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. Brian has developed in and around Denver for over 18 years, building over four (4) million SF of commercial and residential space and consulting on over $2 billion of real estate for various clients. Brian has managed the most complicated of real estate developments, successfully delivering a variety of mixed-use projects since 1996, on budget and on time. Brian served as Vice Chair for the national ULI Sustainable Development council from 2005-2007 and Co-founded the first ULI Building Healthy Places committee in 2013. At the University of Denver, Brian has taught as an adjunct professor in the graduate school of real estate for six quarters, and coached student teams competing in the CU-DU “NAIOP Challenge” for four years.
Group Liaison: Anna Cawrse, Landscape Designer, Design Workshop

Molly urbinaMolly Urbina
Executive Director, Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office
Molly Urbina was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office by Gov. John Hickenlooper in February 2014. The Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office leads the collaboration with our federal partners and Congressional delegation to streamline funds and flood recovery efforts to those in greatest need after the unprecedented flooding in September 2013.  In her role as Executive Director, Urbina coordinates with these partners to secure funding, develop long-term plans and prepare for Colorado’s unpredictable events Prior to her current appointment, Urbina served as the Deputy Manager of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department from 2005 to 2013. She oversaw the city’s planning and zoning functions encompassing broad city visioning and tactical plan implementation. She was integral in the drafting and enactment of the Denver form based zoning code, passed by Denver City Council in 2010. Urbina is a Denver native and enjoys giving back to the community through public service. She serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Group Liaison: Kory Whitaker, Real Estate Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

charlie wooleyCharlie Woolley
CEO, St. Charles Town Company
Mr. Woolley is the Founding Principal and President of St. Charles Town Company. Mr. Woolley founded St. Charles in 1993 as an urban real estate development, investment, and management company. St. Charles and its principals have completed over $300 million of development projects. Mr. Woolley began his real estate career in 1985, having held positions in sales, marketing, and brokerage. Mr. Woolley is active in community affairs, serving as a trustee for historic preservation, arts, and community service non-profit organizations. He currently serves as a trustee for History Colorado. He earned an MBA from the University of Denver and holds a B.A. in City Planning from the University of Massachusetts.
Group Liaison: Matt Hamstra, Research Analyst, James Real Estate Services

Past Moderators

2008: Julie Bender; Stuart Miner, Brownfield Partners; Susan Powers, Urban Ventures, LLC; George Thorn, Mile High Development
2009: Cal Fulenwider, L. C. Fulenwider, Inc. ; Mike Komppa, Corum Real Estate Group; James Mulligan, Snell & Wilmer; Marilee Utter, Citiventure Associates
2010: Gregg Bradbury, Church Ranch; Bruce Heitler, Heitler Development; Larry Stark, National Valuation ; Consultants; Rick Stone, Alliance Commercial Partners; Mary Sullivan, CB Richard Ellis
2011: Chris Achenbach, Zocalo Community Development; Patricia Gage, Colorado Business Bank; Tracy Huggins, Denver Urban Renewal Authority; Peter Park, City and County of Denver; Mike Zoellner, RedPeak Properties
2012: Cathy Gale, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP;Don McKenzie, UDR; Randy Nichols, Nichols Partnership; Randy Zisler, Zisler Capital
2013: Don Provost, Alberta Development Partners LLC; Amy Cara, East West Partners; Becky Stone, OZ Architecture; Kim Koehn K2 Ventures LLC
2014-2015: Andy Rockmore, Shears Adkins Rockmore; Maureen Phair, Arvada Urban Renewal Authority; Mitch Black, Norris Design; Cal Fulenwider; LC Fulenwider Inc.
2015-2016: Kirk Monroe, Vectra Bank; Chuck J. Perry, Perry Rose LLC; Julie Underdahl, Cherry Creek Business Improvement District; Kenneth Ho, Lennar Multifamily Communities