Impact Awards

The 2019 Impact Awards are open for project applications!

Learn more about awards categories and how to apply here.

Individual awards open for nominations on November 7.

Impact Awards

ULI Colorado’s Impact Awards are based on the ULI Awards for Excellence, the most highly respected international program of land use awards.  As with the ULI awards for excellence, ULI Colorado will recognize projects that realize ULI best practices while also providing successful business and economic models.

The 2019 Impact Awards will be held on April 4, 2019 at The Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and will feature project and personal awards in 6 different categories. Project award categories return as Innovation, Infill, Influence, and Inspire. Personal award categories return as the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, recognizing a seasoned professional with 20+ years of extraordinary achievements and the Rising Star, recognizing an industry leader under 35 who has made a contribution “beyond their years.”

Important dates to keep in mind:

October 22, 2018 – Impact Awards Q+A Webinar. View the webinar recording here. 
November 7, 2018 – Legacy & Rising Star awards open for nomination. Apply here!
December 14, 2018 – Project Application Deadline
December 19, 2018 – Table and Individual ticket sales open
January 31, 2019 – Legacy & Rising Star nominations deadline
March 20, 2019 – Project Finalists announced
April 4, 2019 – Impact Awards Celebration at The Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. SAVE THE DATE!

How to apply for an Impact Award

Please read the instructions below before filling out an application.

Apply here!

1. Applicants must provide all requested information for each award. Incomplete forms will be rejected.

2. Applications will only be accepted through online form. 

3. Please include the following information for all project contacts listed: name, title, company, city, state, telephone and e-mail address.

4. Project images and any additional supporting documentation should be submitted on a jump drive and mailed/delivered to: ULI Colorado, ATTN: Impact Awards, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Suite 211, Denver, CO, 80202. If you are delivering in person, please deliver during office hours 9am to 5pm and notify

5. Award Submittal Fees: Public: $250 and Private: $500. You may submit your project in ONE category. You may submit as many projects as you’d like. Each project requires a separate submittal to include the application and supporting materials. If submitting multiple projects, you may combine submittal fees in one payment. Please mail check payable to ULI Colorado to address listed above and project name noted on memo line OR request a copy of the CC Authorization form from Please note: Payment is due by application deadline of December 14th, 2018.

Award Categories

Individual Awards

Apply here!

Legacy Award

This award is given to an individual in the field of real estate development or a related sector area such as finance, planning, design or who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her lifetime to a Colorado community.

Rising Star

Who is the next rising star in the industry? This is an opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of a younger successful member of the real estate community, whether working alone, or within another firm or organization.

Project Awards



Innovation is defined by one or more of these characteristics; using green technology, transportation, energy, financing, public/private partnerships, land planning, community planning, or other explained innovative feature.


Infill is defined as Urbanization, Brownfield, Redevelopment, Adaptive reuse. Projects may include urban within major Colorado cities, or in rural cities or resort communities. As our cities grow and the land use needs of communities change – what projects help to rejuvenate communities and their urban core?


A project of community influence in the for-profit or non-profit world, including; Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Environmental Remediation, Historic Preservation, Healthy Communities, Places of Work, Community and Facilities. Real estate development is in constant flux – a project creates impact when the result envisions all facets of community and place – and the result is a lasting impact.


A public project that inspires the community, spurs additional development and linkages, and has a lasting impact on the public including transit projects, greenway/trail systems, parks, and other public spaces. The project must be submitted by public entity and at least partially funded by public funds. Only horizontal projects will be considered; individual buildings are omitted from this category.