ULI Colorado’s Executive Committee serves as the local leadership for the Urban Land Institute and is composed of leading real estate and land use professionals who volunteer their time to build a strong statewide presence for ULI. Members serve two-year renewable terms of service, commencing with ULI’s fiscal year.
STARBOARD Realty Group
Strae Advisory Services
Builds networks with community leaders to encourage their participation in ULI as members, sponsors and volunteers. Manages annual sponsorship campaign in conjunction with staff, raises tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Young Leaders Group (YLG):
Organizes and leads activities providing education, mentorship, and networking to young professionals under 35 years of age in the real estate industry. The group is 250 members strong and hosts its own full menu of tours, volunteer days and networking. YLGs schedule a networking event each month, two Discovery series educational programs, and the Partnership Forum and Development 360 mentoring programs. A list of YLG committees is available on our website: https://colorado.uli.org/get-involved/young-leaders-group/
Jenny Jacobs, East West Partners, 303.607.7628, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Welland, Palisade Partners, 734.945.9304, email@example.com
Building Healthy Places: meets 2nd Thursday, 8:30am-10:00am, KEPHART (2555 Walnut Street)
Works to integrate best practices in Building Healthy Places focused on sustainable design, active living and transportation, access to healthy food, safe public spaces, and economic development. Holds monthly meetings focused on these topics areas. Partners with Colorado Health Foundation to organize Building Healthy Places workshops in communities across the state.
Bill Mahar, Norris Design, 303.892.1166 firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Wear Blum, East West Partners, 303.607.7639, email@example.com
Housing: meets 1st Tuesday, 12pm-1pm, Hord Coplan Macht (1331 19th Street)
Mediates among real estate, homebuilder, affordable housing, and housing-the-homeless interests and helps generate interest in Colorado’s housing diversity as an economic development asset. Creates educational programming, white papers, and keeps up to date on affordable housing issues in Colorado.
Richard Taft , 720.305.9801, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Marshall, Urban Land Conservancy, 312.618.5732, email@example.com
Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI):
Launched in 2009 in cooperation with the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED), this program has mentored more than 250 women and minorities seeking to advance their careers in real estate. The program runs from June-November, with applications opening in late March/early April.
Explorer Series: meets 1st Tuesday, 8:30am-9:45am, KEPHART (2555 Walnut Street)
ULI Colorado Explorer series offer the straight story on key trends and projects like Convention Center Redevelopment, Design in Denver, disruptive technology, water policy and more. Explorer Series programs and tours are usually led by the developer, architects, and public officials who worked on the project, and provide great opportunities for networking and socializing.
Susan Brown, Valerian LLC, 303.347.1200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Decker, 4240 Architecture, 303.785.7258, email@example.com
ULI Colorado’s biannual Awards program has taken place in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Our next program will be in 2019. The program has built on the international success of the ULI Awards for Excellence and J.C. Nichols Prize, with project and personal awards. View past winners on our website.
TOD Best Practices: meets 1st Wednesday, 11:30am-1pm, RNL (1050 17TH St. #A200)
Focused on important transit and development issues facing Colorado, hosting annual programs focused on issues like center-city transit, regional connections, and the numerous development opportunities around these transit lines. Hosts TOD Marketplace intermittently, bringing together 500 developers and transit advocates.
Colorado Product Councils (CPC):
Launched in 2012, CPCs offer a similar experience as ULI’s national Product Councils at the local level. ULI members must apply to be included and are rewarded with the highest level of networking and education at two special meetings a year. Each CPC is limited to 30 members and are guided by local leaders.
Councils: Multi-family Product Council; Resort Entertainment Tourism and Leisure (RETL) Council; Community Development Product Council; Colorado Office and Industrial Council (COIC)
Staff contact: Sarah.Franklin@uli.org
Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs):
Brings ULI Colorado expertise directly into communities on tough real estate problems. Provides one and a half day advisory panels consisting of ULI Colorado members for local communities. Recently ULI has convened TAPS on critical sites in Denver, Boulder, Lakewood, and Castle Pines.
Alan Colussy, Alan Colussy Architecture LLC, 303.550.8377, firstname.lastname@example.org
LaDonna Baertlein, Dig Studio, 720.328.1986, email@example.com
Anna Jones, Clifton Larson Allen, 303.793.1478 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Knudtsen, EPS Denver, 303.357.6223, email@example.com
Women’s Leadership Initiative:
In 2013, ULI Colorado joined this national ULI program to advance the careers and leadership of women within ULI, the greater community, and their professions. Our WLI has launched a Leadership Connection series of conversations among women leaders. WLI seeks to increase the numbers of women who join ULI, become leaders of ULI committees, and are featured as speakers and panelists.
ULI Colorado NEXT:
The ULI Colorado NEXT program is designed to champion the ULI mission through a compelling avenue of engagement for Members between the ages of 35 and 45. The program will enhance the value of the ULI membership by offering programs that promote leadership development, career advancement, and the opportunity to expand and enhance a participant’s professional network.
Jeff Friedman Hall Estill, 312.339.7431, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Niziolek, Norris Design, 303.375.4515, email@example.com
ULI Colorado Boulder: meets 2nd Wednesday, 8am-9am, WW Reynolds (1375 Walnut Street, Suite #10, Boulder):
In 2009 ULI Boulder became a satellite committee of ULI Colorado serving this city of 100,000 and its 100 ULI members. ULI Boulder’s goal is to work directly with community leaders on difficult issues such as affordable housing, density, and town-gown relations with CU. ULI Boulder hosts successful programs and advisory panels and become a trusted resource among city and university officials.
ULI Colorado Springs: meets 3nd Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm, HB&A (102 E Moreno Ave, Colorado Springs):
In 2016 Colorado Springs became a satellite committee of ULI Colorado serving Colorado’s second largest city and it’s ULI members. ULI Colorado Springs’ goal is to work directly local developers and community leaders to highlight the city’s growth from a multiplicity of perspectives.
James McMurray, HB&A, 719.473.7063, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jariah Walker, Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority, 719.385.5714, email@example.com
ULI Northern Colorado: meets 2nd Tuesday, 4-5:30pm, The Neenan Company (3325 S Timberline Rd, #100, Fort Collins):
In 2018 Northern Colorado became a satellite committee of ULI Colorado serving northern Colorado and its ULI members. ULI Northern Colorado’s goals are to bring together leaders from diverse real estate perspectives, plan high-quality events, and educate local leaders on relevant issues.