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Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018 (SOLD OUT!)

January 18, 2018
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California St.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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When: Thursday, January 18, 7:30 – 10am
: Hilton Denver City Center, 1701 California St., Denver, CO 80202

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is an annual series of trends and forecast publications that reflect the views of leading real estate executives in three global regions—the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Undertaken jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues. Join ULI Colorado for our annual real estate forecast event on January 18, 2018. This special breakfast program features Patrick Phillips, Global CEO of the Urban Land Institute (presenting on the Emerging Trends Report) and a response panel of prominent local experts in retail, office, and multifamily development who will share their perspectives and observations. Emerging Trends…

  • Tells you what to expect and where the best opportunities are.
  • Elaborates on trends in the capital markets, including sources and flows of equity and debt capital.
  • Indicates which property sectors offer the best opportunities and which ones to avoid.
  • Explains how the economy and concerns about credit issues are affecting real estate.
  • Discusses which metropolitan areas offer the most and least potential.
  • Describes the impact of social and political trends on real estate.


7:30 – 8 am: Guest Registration and seated breakfast

8 – 8:10 am: Welcome and Introductions from ULI.
Program Moderator: Patricia Gage, Executive Vice President, Colorado Business Bank

8:10 – 8:45 am 2018 Emerging Trends Report:
Patrick Phillips, Global CEO, The Urban Land Institute

8:45 – 9 am: Sam Mamet, Executive Director, Colorado Municipal League.
Policy update: anti-growth initiatives, tax reform, and more local and national policies that will affect the Denver and Colorado region.

9 – 10 am: Local Panel explores Colorado’s 2018 Forecast. Each speaks towards their area of expertise and engages in an interactive Q&A. Panelists Include:

John Jugl, Vice Chairman, Western Region Capital Markets, Newmark Knight Frank… Office Trends
Stephen Hennis, Founder and President, Hotelogy… Hospitality Trends
Mary Beth Jenkins, Founder and President, The Laramie Company…Retail Trends
Mike Zoellner, Managing Partner, ZF Capital … Housing Trends
Sam Bailey, VP of Economic Development, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation … Trends in Economic Development

10 am: Closing Remarks

Speaker Bios: 


Patrick L. Phillips is the Global Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Land Institute. Established in 1936, ULI is a global nonprofit research and education organization with more than 38,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Since taking the chief executive position in 2009, Phillips has overseen an expansion of ULI’s global reach, particularly throughout Asia, guiding the Institute’s focus on creating thriving communities in rapidly urbanizing countries. Under his leadership, ULI’s program of work has grown steadily to encompass a variety of economic, demographic, societal, and environmental issues that are reshaping urban development worldwide in the 21st century. To reinforce the Institute’s delivery of high-quality services for members around the globe, Phillips guided the restructuring of ULI’s district and national council system and worked with ULI’s volunteer leadership to overhaul ULI’s governance.

Phillips has a career in the economic analysis of real estate and land use that spans more than 20 years. Prior to his service at ULI, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of ERA AECOM (formerly Economics Research Associates). In that role, he coordinated all aspects of ERA’s organization, strategy, business development, and service delivery. His own consulting practice focused specifically on the intersection of private investment and public policy. Phillips is a frequent speaker on urban development issues and is the author or coauthor of eight books and numerous articles.

Sam Mamet, Executive Director, Colorado Municipal League

Sam Mamet is the Executive Director of the Colorado Municipal League, an organization consisting of 269 member cities and towns. The League lobbies, trains, and provides policy information for municipal leaders across Colorado. He has been on the League staff nearly 40 years, the last 13 as its Executive Director. No one knows the state and our local communities better than Sam, so we are delighted that he is able to join us.


DP_UPLOADPatricia Gage, Executive Vice President, Colorado Business Bank (moderator)

COLORADO BUSINESS BANK: Welcomed Patricia Gage as senior vice president, Colorado real estate lending manager. Gage is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a board member of the CU Real Estate Foundation. She also serves as a commissioner of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority.



John Jugl, Vice Chairman, Western Region Capital Markets, Newmark Knight Frank

John Jugl is vice chairman of the Western Region of NKF Capital Markets, and serves as a regional lead for the Denver office’s institutional investment sales platform. An integral part of NKF Capital Markets Western Region, which has grown to more than 75 professionals, Mr. Jugl leads a team of five support specialists focused on the disposition and acquisition of investment properties on behalf of clients throughout the western United States. With over 17 years of experience in the commercial real estate and finance industry, Mr. Jugl has completed more than 24 million square feet of investment sales transactions valued at more than $4.5 billion and has provided strategic advisory services on more than 20 million square feet of corporate real estate assets.

Since the start of his real estate career, Mr. Jugl has participated in the sale of numerous iconic Denver assets for clients including Behringer Harvard, Bentall Kennedy, Clarion Partners, Hines, Invesco Real Estate, JP Morgan, LBA Realty, The Opus Group, TIAA-CREF and UBS Realty Investors. Past assignments have included multi-tenant and net-lease investment sales, vacant asset dispositions, corporate asset acquisitions, sale leasebacks and built-to-suits, as well as complex recapitalizations and equity raises.

Prior to joining NKF Capital Markets in 2016, Mr. Jugl was the co-leader of HFF’s Denver office sales platform, primarily responsible for office, industrial and retail investment sales throughout the western United States. He was also co-leader of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Denver investment sales team, closing more than $900 million in transactions throughout a two-year period. His previous experience also includes positions with Liberty-Greenfield LLLP and George K. Baum & Co.

Stephen Hennis, Founder and President, Hotelogy

Stephen Hennis has over 20 years of experience in the analysis of lodging real estate investments. Over his career, he has appraised and evaluated over 500 lodging facilities, and has been involved in the underwriting, negotiation, acquisition, and disposition of over $600 million in luxury hotels and resorts.

Prior to establishing Hotelogy, Steve oversaw the successful launch and expansion of STR’s consulting arm. During his tenure at STR, Steve developed several new products, including the Custom Forecast and DataCast reports. Previously, he was Managing Director of Hospitium, a lodging advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and developments of luxury properties. Steve also served as Vice President of Hospitality Investments for Lowe Enterprises and Destination Hotels & Resorts where he worked on acquisitions, dispositions, and development projects. Steve managed transactions through the underwriting, negotiation, due diligence, and transition process. Steve began his career at HVS where he was Vice President and Director of Research.

Mary Beth Jenkins, Founder and President, The Laramie Company

Over the course of her thirty-five+ year career, Mary Beth Jenkins has worked every facet of the commercial real estate industry. As President and founder of The Laramie Company, Mary Beth is known for her ability to balance bold vision with prudent execution, bringing her clients world-class results that are built to last. From strategic retail consulting for municipalities to planning and repositioning retail projects for developers, which includes retail tenant mix plans and leasing services, Mary Beth has brought her diverse talents and extensive network of contacts to projects across the United States. Her broad experience base gives her a unique insight into the world of commercial real estate. Her firsthand knowledge of the differing needs of cities, tenants, developers, and constituencies informs her ability to craft solutions that meet the needs of all involved parties.

Mike Zoellner, Managing Partner, ZF Capital

Mike Zoellner is a fourth generation Colorado native (and, he is proud to say, his children are 5th generation) who appreciates the close community spirit the people of the state exude. Mike earned his BSBA in Finance from Creighton University, Heider School of Business, and his Juris Doctorate from Creighton’s School of Law. As he considered a career in Real Estate, he believed there would be a growing demand for a quality place to live… so it seemed like the perfect fit to invest capital and develop skills. He started his career with Lincoln Property Company in 1984, and within 3 years became the Managing Partner for the Rocky Mountain region. In 1998. The western region of Lincoln Property split, and he became a Founding Partner of Legacy Partners. Prior to forming Legacy, Mike oversaw the development, construction, and management of over 30 apartment projects, totaling over 7,500 units in Colorado. In 2001, he left Legacy to create RedPeak. As CEO of RedPeak, Mike is proud to be part of a team of genuine, caring and high integrity team members that have created, in his words, “the best damn apartment organization in the state”. Mike is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker, and serves as Treasurer and member of the Managing Board for the Downtown Denver Partnership, Chairman of the Colorado Multifamily Housing Alliance, Board Member for Citywide Bank, and is on the Board of Regents at Regis Jesuit High School. Mike is also a Multi-Family Council member of the Urban Land Institute, and a past President of the Denver Country Club, Mercy Housing Colorado and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District. In 2015, Mike was inducted into the inaugural Apartment Association of Metro Denver’s Hall of Fame. RedPeak is the only company to have two people inducted into this prestigious group. Mike and his wife Nancy love to travel, and with three grown children and grandchildren on the way, enjoy creating memorable and special family events where they can all be together.

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Private Sector:                                 70                       95
Public Sector:                                  60                        80
Young Leader (under 35):               50                        70
Student/Retired:                              35                        50

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