Multifamily Product Council

Product Council Chairs:
Robert (Bobby) Smith, Co-Founder, SmithJones Partners

Kim Sperry, Managing Director, Amstar Group

Product Council Advisors:
George Thorn, President and Founder, Mile High Development

Mike Zoellner, Managing Director, ZF Capital

Multifamily Product Council

Content and best practices will be shared through four programs planned over the course of 2 years. Membership is renewed annually. The Colorado Product Councils provide opportunity for leadership and volunteer involvement in ULI at the local level, by promoting excellence in programming and fostering a culture of openness and sharing of issues critical to the land use planning and real estate development industries.

Key benefits:

– A think-tank and resource for best practice sharing and collaboration
– Includes top real estate professionals only
– Build professional relationships in close-knit, small group format (40 max)
– Opportunity open to Full Members and Associate Members only
– Minimal fees – to cover costs of twice annual meetings

Multi-Family Product Council Program:

Lead by Colorado’s top multi-family and residential developers, this group seeks to identify and analyze changing forces in the market and trends that guide development in the future. Participation will only include top leaders from a vetted list.

Past topics have included: affordable housing, policy updates, land trends, investment trends, city processes, funding sources, construction defects, with presentations and private tours from project leaders.

Recent meeting agendas from the 2016 Winter Symposium and 2015 Summer Symposium may be found here.

Current Chairs:

Bobby Smith, Smith Jones Partners

Kim Sperry, Amstar Group

George Thorn,
Mile High Development
Mike Zoellner, ZF Capital

Leadership Committee Past Chair(s):
Scott Conrad, Swinerton Builders

Current and Previous Members have included:
John Binder Kephart
Wendi Birchler Norris Design
Paul Books Palisade Partners
Kimball Crangle Gorman & Company, Inc,
Lynn Crist The Morrison Group
Kim Duty National Multi-Family Housing Council
Eric Farrington Catamount Constructors
Catherine C. Gale Lowry Redevelopment Authority
Erik Hagevik Holland Partner Group
Bruce Heitler Heitler Development
Trey Hilberg Carmel Partners
Tom Holt Shorenstein
Scott Holton Element Properties
Jim Johnson JG Johnson Architects
Linda Kaboth GF Properties Group
Walter A. (Buz) Koelbel Koelbel & Company
Mike Komppa Corum Real Estate Group
John Koval Coburn Development
Tim McEntee Wood Partners
Kirk Monroe Vectra Bank Colorado
Sue Reilly Group14 Engineering
Jordan Robbins HFF
Bobby Smith Smith Jones Partners
Kimberly Sperry Amstar Group
Larry Stark NVC, Inc
David Steel Western Development
Michael Strand Snell & Wilmer LLP
Richard R. Taft Rocky Mountain Communities
Jeff Temple Momentum Development Company
George L. Thorn Mile High Development

Applications to join the council are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply anytime! Applications are reviewed in June of each year. 

Joining a Product Council:

All Product Councils will open for re-evaluation of membership in the Summer of each year, and new applicants and those on waiting lists will be considered for membership.

Applications are collected online on an ongoing basis, and reviewed annually from June- July by the Council Chairs for each Product Council. 

You may fill out an application at any time. Product Council membership is limited, as previous council members may continue for multiple terms. Generally, 5-8 spots may open on each council annually. 

Fill out an application for the MF Council here.


For more information, please contact Sarah Franklin at 303.893.1760, ext. 3 or

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