Development 360°

Instructor for Session #2 of
of Development 360°:

Cameron Bertron,
Senior Vice President - Development Services,
EnviroFinance Group

Key dates:

Wednesday, May 24: Application Opens

Friday, June 30: Application Closes

Friday, July 14: Notifications go out to applications

Thursday, August 10: Kickoff Meeting (location TBD)

Development 360°

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Applications due June 30!


About the program:

Development 360 is a mentoring program for ULI Colorado Young Leaders, to education them, through in depth, project-specific information, about the development process. Participants who apply and are accepted through a competitive application process, will attend 6 planned sessions over the course of 3 months, with two additional sessions for orientation and wrap up. They will learn about the development of a specific project or case study through planned curriculum and guest speakers, facilitated and taught by the project’s developer.

This program is a more rigorous version 2.0 of ULI Colorado’s longstanding and successful Partnership Forum. Participants must have completed at least one year of the Partnership Forum to be eligible to participate.

Development 360 Program Goals:

  • In depth and detailed sharing of best practices and pitfalls within the development process.
  • Seed future understanding of basic development principles and practices that leads to better policies and projects.
  • Provide a collegial and non-competitive atmosphere to learn and grow within your respective fields.
  • Expand professional network and build relationships with peers and senior real estate leaders.

2017 Program Instructor

bio_cameronCameron Bertron manages the real estate and financing components of brownfield and Infill projects. With more than a decade of public and private sector real estate experience, he brings a hands-on understanding of how successful public–private partnerships are structured and financed.

Career Highlights:

– Redevelopment Manager for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority

– Helped facilitate and finance infill projects ranging from adaptive reuse of historic structures to repurposing major facilities into entirely new neighborhoods

Other Experience:
– Market analysis, underwriting and pro forma development, community process, and site development
– Develops development strategies that are cost effective, market feasible and consistent with the goals and objectives of the surrounding community

post-demo-photo chapel-plaza-overhead-renderingAbout the Project Site:

Formerly the St. Anthony’s Hospital site, SLOANS is a new 7.5 block mixed-use project totaling more than 1,150 new households, 75,000 square feet of new neighborhood serving retail, and 60,000 square feet of office and medical space. SLOANS is Colorado’s highest LEED-rated neighborhood development and is 20 percent deed-restricted for low income, senior, disabled and workforce housing. The project is a partnership between 10 local development firms. Guided by a master plan developed with the City and community, SLOANS makes use of regional green infrastructure, open spaces, and public finance to revitalize the time-worn West Colfax area. The project was cited for remediating an 18-acre former hospital site, including demolition of one million square feet of buildings; leveraging the W Line light rail three blocks away, partnerships with Denver Housing Authority and Centura Health; and bringing new neighborhood services in a walkable street grid to West Colfax. Developer(s): EFG-South Sloan’s Lake I, LLC Owners: NAVA Real Estate; Trailbreak Partners; Koelbel; Prospect Properties; Trammell Crow Residential; LCP Development; Weston Capital (Alamo Drafthouse project) Architect: RNL Design Contractors: Demo & Grading – Fiore & Sons; Infrastructure – Hudspeth; Construction management – Ayuda Companies Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff Broker: NAI Shames Makovsky Public Relations: CRL Associates, Inc. Legal: Greenberg Traurig

Development 360 Curriculum:

Curriculum is divided into 6 sessions, taking place over the course of 3 months.  See an overview of our curriculum in the Program Timeline

How to Apply:

Please have your ULI Membership ID and a current biography ready in order to complete this application. All applications are collected online. The application opens on May 24th, 2017 and closes on June 30th, 2017.

A letter of reference from a more senior real estate professional or colleague is suggested, however not required. Letters of reference should be emailed to uploaded to the online application below.


Development 360 Participant Requirements:

  • Participants should commit to attending all sessions. Session times, locations, dates, and topics will be available in advance and during the application process.
  • Accepted applicants are required to submit the program fee upon invoice and before the first session date.
  • Accepted applicants are required to keep their ULI Membership current for the duration of the program.
  • Any proprietary information or industry secrets shared in this room shall not leave the room.
  • Program participants should be prepared to spend time on sessions outside of class hours in the form of reading assignments or worksheets.
  • The Development 360 program is participatory. With assistance from ULI staff, the Developer/ Facilitator, and the program planning committee, the group and its leadership plan content and activities at each of the scheduled sessions.
  • Although this is an industry meeting among industry peers, it is educational in nature. No overt marketing of a firm and its services is permitted. This is a place to build relationships, learn about the development process, and share best practices.

Meeting Logistics:

  • Class is limited in size to 20 participants.
  • Classes will take place different locations around the city.  Please see the Program Timeline for more information.
  • Classes will occur on schedule; Please see the Program Timeline for more information on dates and times.  Class times may vary, but will generally run between the hours of 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings from August 24th – November 9th. 
  • Light snacks and coffee/tea/water, are provided at each session, and participants are invited to bring their own dinner or other food items.
  • A binder with class and session information, organized by session, will be provided to each participant at the first session. Materials for each session following this will be available at the beginning of that class.