Impact Awards 2019 recap
Four projects and two individuals honored as exemplars of best practices in land use
On July 1, Mike Zoellner of ZF Capital will become chair for the Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado). He succeeds Tracy Huggins, executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, who served in that role since July 1, 2017.
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 western region of Lincoln Property Company) for 17 years. During this time, he developed and managed 70+ apartment projects in the region totaling more than 11,500 units. He is a licensed real estate broker in Colorado.
Mike is member of ULI’s National Multi Housing Council. Previously for ULI Colorado, he, chaired the 2008 National Placemaking Conference in Denver, served as a mentor in the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI), and was a co-chair of the Multifamily Housing Council.
Among many other community activities, Mike also chairs the Colorado Multifamily Housing Alliance; sits on the Board of Directors for Citywide Banks of Colorado; is vice chairman of Downtown Denver, Inc.; and past treasurer of the Downtown Denver Partnership. Mike has a BSBA in Finance from Creighton University as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law at Creighton.
A fourth-generation Colorado native, Mike and his wife, Nancy, live in downtown Denver. They have three married children and a growing number of grandchildren.
As chair, Mike will guide the efforts of a 20-person Executive Committee and staff of four that runs 40+ programs a year, included registered events, project tours, career development programs, advisory services, publications, Product Councils, and awards.
During Zoellner’s term, ULI Colorado will host ULI’s global Spring Meeting, May 10-12, 2021. The meeting will draw 4,000 leaders in real estate and land use from around the world. This summer ULI Colorado will form a Local Arrangements committee to plan venues, tours, speakers and sponsorship.
With 1,400 members, ULI Colorado is one of the largest in ULI’s global network of 75 District Councils. Past chairs since 1998 include in order of service: Buz Koelbel, Jim DeFrancia, Julie Underdahl, Marilee Utter, Mike Komppa, Bill Mosher, Chris Achenbach, Kirk Monroe, Amy Cara, and Tracy Huggins.