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New Vice Chair: Mike Zoellner, ZF Capital

Mike Zoellner of ZF Capital has been named vice chair for the Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado). He will serve in that role with chair Tracy Huggins, executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, through June 2019, when he succeeds Huggins for a two-year term as chair.   ZF Capital is a Colorado investment company focused on developing and acquiring multifamily and mixed-use properties. Before forming ZFC this year, Mike was a founding partner of RedPeak Properties (15 years) and Legacy Partners (formerly the … Read More

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Urban Land Institute selects 16 Etkin Johnson Student Scholars From CU Denver, CU Boulder, CSU, and University of Denver

For immediate release: Sixteen Colorado undergraduate and graduate students have been awarded ULL Colorado’s Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. Now in its third program year, the scholarship allows Colorado students in architecture, finance, planning, public health and real estate development to participate as members in 40-plus programs and activities hosted by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado, including panel discussions, lectures, and insider tours of new development projects. Etkin Johnson Student Scholars will also receive one-on-one and small group access to ULI leaders. The program was founded … Read More

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Making the Link: The Future of Mobility Discusses Innovation for Denver’s Intra-City Connectivity

This post was contributed by Camron Bridgford, Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at UC Denver and member of the 2017-18 Etkin Johnson Student Scholar Cohort. Read more about Camron below or on our website. This complex status of Denver’s transportation, traffic congestion and mobility challenges was the topic of ULI Colorado’s Oct. 11 TOD, Making the Link: The Future of Mobility. The evening hosted two separate panels to discuss how Denver is filling in the gaps left by RTD’s FastTracks with intra-city mobility. Moderated by Chris Nevitt, citywide manager … Read More

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Transforming Inner-Ring Suburbs with Walkable Mixed-Use Development

This article initially appeared in Urban Land By Kathleen McCormick Most of the United States remains a suburban nation, despite recent migration of jobs and population to the urban core. Yet the suburbs are also changing in cities such as Denver, where new transit lines and placemaking efforts around walkable mixed-use neighborhoods are creating communities more similar to the urban core, said panelists speaking at a ULI Colorado event in Lakewood, Colorado. The suburbs have been “a critical focus for ULI since our founding,” but have suffered from a lack … Read More

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New ULI Colorado report tackles gentrification and involuntary displacement

With Denver Metro housing costs soaring, concerns about displacement and its discontents have also surged. In March, ULI Colorado convened 100 Denver-area leaders to discuss viable solutions. ULI is proud to release Six Principles for Equitable Revitalization, by Denver writer David Sachs, summarizing ideas put forth by the real estate developers, public officials, and community activists who attended the ULI Colorado forum, “The Search for Equity in Neighborhood Revitalization.” The March 2017 forum was keynoted by Egbert Perry of Integral, one of the nation’s leading developers of mixed-income housing, and … Read More

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DURA Director Tracy Huggins named to lead ULI Colorado into 2019

Tracy Huggins, the executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), became the new chair of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado on July 1. Huggins was named vice chair in 2015 and will serve as chair of a 25-member executive committee until June 30, 2019.                 Huggins directs the agency’s involvement in redevelopment with combined DURA financing of close to $643 million, leveraging $7 billion in private investment. Huggins also manages DURA’s housing rehabilitation programs, which the authority administers for the city’s Office of Economic Development. Since joining DURA … Read More

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Development 360 Applications Due June 30!

Development 360 is a mentoring program for ULI Young Leaders, to educate them about the development process. Accepted applicants will attend 6 planned sessions over the course of 3 months. They will learn about the development of a specific project or case study through planned curriculum and guest speakers, facilitated and taught by the project’s developer. This program is a more rigorous version 2.0 of ULI Colorado’s longstanding and successful Partnership Forum. Participants must have completed one year of the Partnership Forum to participate. Key Dates: Friday, June 30 – … Read More

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Federal Boulevard Healthy Corridors Developer Forum

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Clarke Hall, Regis University, Denver, Colorado Since the Spring of 2015, though the Building Healthy Corridors pilot program, ULI has worked with stakeholders in a 2.2-mile section of Federal Boulevard to strategize ways to improve the built environment in ways that positively influence public health. Running from I-70 in Denver through Adams County to 72nd Street in Westminster, this corridor has the typical indicators of unhealthy places, including lack of safe facilities for walking and biking, little access to healthy food choices, unsafe road speeds and … Read More

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REDI Applications Due May 26!

Our Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) is now open for application! Have you wondered what it takes to be a real estate developer? Would you like to add skills to your existing career portfolio? If you answered YES, the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) is for you! If you want to know more about what it takes to be a real estate developer, this is your opportunity! This is the 8th year for the highly successful Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) program. You can further your career by learning directly … Read More

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Impact Awards 2017 Recap

WHAT A NIGHT! Crossroads Commerce Park, INDUSTRY, Red Tail Ponds Permanent Supportive Housing, and W Line/40 West Creative District take top project awards; Harry Frampton of East West is Legacy Winner for Lifetime Achievement; Sarah Snider Komppa of Tryba Architects named Rising Star; Special honor for Tom Clark of Metro Denver EDC More than 400 leaders in land use attended ULI Colorado’s third Impact Awards program on Thursday, April 6 at Mile High Stadium. INNOVATION: An anchor on Brighton Boulevard, the mixed-use co-working space INDUSTRY won.  Other finalists: Emily Griffith Downtown … Read More

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