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Finding Room for the Missing Middle (SOLD OUT!)

March 1, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3858 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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(720) 500-4001
ULI Colorado


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The slides from our event are available here:
Finding Room for the Missing Middle Presentation_Part1
Finding Room for the Missing Middle Presentation_Part2

When: Thursday, March 1, 4 – 7 pm

Where: INDUSTRY RiNo Station, 3858 Walnut St., Denver, CO

The housing crisis in Colorado is reaching unthinkable heights.  As aging Millennials (and the shrinking middle class in general) seek to leave the rental market to buy homes, they find themselves priced out of one of the nation’s hottest housing markets.  Rising home prices and the inability of new construction to keep up with demand are the culprits – but what are the solutions?

Join ULI Colorado as we explore the creative solutions that developers, finance and insurance experts, and city officials are pursuing to increase Colorado’s stock of attainable for-sale housing.

4 – 4:20 pm: Registration and Networking

4:20 – 4:25 pm: Welcome from ULI Colorado

4:25 – 4:35 pm: Setting the Stage: John Covert, Senior Director, West Region, Metrostudy (moderator)

4:35 – 5:15 pm: Panel 1 – Policies and Trends
Panelists include:

  • Patty Gage, Executive Vice President, Colorado Business Bank
    Discussing an institutional investor’s view on for-sale development
  • Nate Santillanes, Director, Risk Management, CoBiz Insurance
    Discussing the insurance industry’s role in development and how to create the best policy for your project
  • Heather Lafferty, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver 
    Discussing the for-sale components of Denver’s affordable housing plan, “Housing an Inclusive Denver,” and the developer’s role in attainable housing

5:15 – 6:00 pm: Panel 2 – Case Studies
Panelists include:

  • Kelly Leid, Executive Vice President of Operations, Oakwood Homes
    Discussing Oakwood’s dive into attainable with its “American Dream” product
  • Blake Shutler, Principal, Compass Homes
    Discussing for-sale attainable housing in Summit County
  • Ben Hrouda, Managing Partner, Flywheel Capital
    Discussing attainable condo conversion on W Colfax
  • Tim Walsh, President and Founder, Confluence Companies
    Discussing Zia, Confluence’s newest project at the 41st and Fox Station.

6 – 7 pm: Networking and Drinks at INDUSTRY RiNo Station

ULI Member  |  Non-member

Private Sector:                                  45                     60
Public Sector:                                   40                     55
Young Leader (under 35):               35                     50
Student/Retired:                              30                     40

2 hours of continuing education credit will be provided in AIA, AICP, APA, and DORA.

Registration includes a networking reception with beer, wine and snacks at INDUSTRY RiNo Station.

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