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Shark Tank: Real Housing Deals, Expert Money

June 28, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Catalyst HTI
3513 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80216
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When:  Thursday June 28th, 4-7 pm

Where: Catalyst HTI, 3513 Brighton Blvd.

Tailored after the reality TV show, and following the huge success of Shark Tank at ULI Fall Meetings,ULI Colorado is jumping into the perilous waters of local deal-making to make affordable housing projects happen.

A panel of real investors (“sharks”) moderated by a senior ULI leader, will critically evaluate project proposals, offering the audience a look into the tank of an investment committee. Shark Tank will educate, inform and entertain. Unique to the ULI Shark Tank program, this version focuses on affordable housing. Hear three proposals seeking to address the housing conundrum. Will they receive the investment needed to bring more housing options to the mountain state? Find out in this action packed, fun, and informative program.


Who attends? Developers, affordable housing advocates, lenders, architects, planners, and more


ULI Member  |  Non-member

Private Sector:                                  65                     90
Public Sector:                                    60                     80
Young Leader (under 35):               50                     70
Student/Retired:                               35                     50



Master of Ceremonies: Marilee Utter, Founder, Citiventure Associates

Marilee Utter is President and Founder of Citiventure Associates, LLC, a real estate advisory firm focused on development strategy, offering particular expertise in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD), and transformational real estate.

Previously, she was Executive Vice President of the Urban Land Institute, Washington DC-based global non-profit of 40,000+ members known for real estate best practices and cutting-edge thinking. Her responsibilities included oversight of staff, operations, and local impact for offices in 75 cities around the world.

Prior to that, Marilee’s experience included Managing Partner for P3 West LLC, Regional Vice President with Trillium Corporation managing the land development revitalization of Denver’s Central Platte Valley rail yards, Mayoral–appointee Director of the Office of Asset Management for the City and County of Denver, first manager of Department of Transit-Oriented Development for the (Denver) Regional Transit District, and Vice President with (now) Wells Fargo Bank. With this unique background, Marilee has become a nationally known speaker, writer, and advisor on innovative approaches to community redevelopment and urban issues.

Announcing our four sharks…

Dan Cohen, Senior Vice President, McWHINNEY

Marti Page, Co-Founder, Anchor Investments

Karen Klerman, Vice President (Business Banking Investor Real Estate Group),
Wells Fargo

Katherine Pease, Managing Director & Head of Impact Strategy, Cornerstone Capital Group

Check out our featured projects…

alleyflats3_78986.pngAlley Flats
The mission of Alley Flats is to deliver high-quality Accessory Dwelling Units (granny flats) more quickly and affordably, providing income opportunities for homeowners and attainable housing for renters.



The Atlantis Community Foundation (ACF)  formed in 1998 with the mission to ensure that people with disabilities are integrated into all parts of society.  The Foundation will redevelop a parcel of land into a mixed-use structure with ACI office space and residential units on the ground floor and three floors of residential above- a total of 60 affordable units (30-60% AMI).


oodsmall_78990.pngOwner Occupied Development
Owner Occupied Development seeks to redevelop owner occupied properties to accomodate more units and so residents can age in place. The goal of this project is to ensure that older residents are not priced out of their neighborhood and communities, while increasing the number of available units and improving the existing housing stock.


Thanks to our program sponsors!

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