International Advisory Board

Was established to provide a connection between the Center and top real estate executives, national markets, and international networks.For questions regarding the National Advisory Board, please email Mike Kercheval.

Members
  • Chair of the Board, Richard Morgan, Senior Vice President, Bancroft Capital
  • Michael Kercheval, Executive Director, CU Real Estate Center
  • Past Council Chair, Kim Koehn, K2 Ventures
  • Erik Anderson, Land Title Guarantee Company
  • Matt Ansay, National Valuation Consultants
  • Peter Aweida, Westland Development Services, Inc.
  • Charlie Baughn, Hines
  • Brad Blash, Crossbeam Capital
  • Tom Brinegar, PEAK Resources
  • Amy Cara, East West Partners
  • Chris Crosby, Nichols Partnership
  • Peter Crosson, Alaska Electrical Pension Fund
  • Peter Cushman, Oakwood Real Estate Partners
  • Anne Darnley, Security Capital Research & Management Inc.
  • Jeff Day, Berkeley Point Capital
  • Jack Durburg, CBRE
  • Rich Etzkorn, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Joe Ferguson, Lake Union Partners
  • Mark Fitkin, CBRE
  • John Freyer, Land Title Guarantee Company - FOUNDER
  • Bruce Friedman, Genworth Financial Inc.
  • Cal Fulenwider, LC Fulenwider, Inc. - FOUNDER
  • Ken Gillis, Centennial Realty Advisors - FOUNDER
  • Mark Goldberg, Goldberg Properties - FOUNDER
  • Doug Grogan, Shaw Construction
  • Stephen Hansen, James Campbell Company
  • Jim Harrison, Harrison Properties, LLC
  • Eric Herro, Northwestern Mutual Real Estate
  • Eliot Hoyt, Brightview Design Group
  • Dan Ivanoff, Schnitzer West
  • Scott Johnson, LMC
  • Dolf Kahle, Kahle Development
  • Kevin Kelley, United Properties
  • David Kim, The Bascom Group, LLC
  • Buz Koelbel, Koelbel and Company - FOUNDER
  • Mike Komppa, Corum Real Estate Group, Inc. - FOUNDER
  • Mike LaBelle, Boston Properties
  • Eric Ladd, L&K Real Estate, LLC
  • JD Lumpkin, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Mick Manning, KBS Capital Markets Group, LLC
  • William J. Mark, American Real Estate Advisors, LLC - FOUNDER
  • Dan Markee, Forterra Capital Partners, LLC
  • Neil Mishurda, Pacific Industrial
  • Suzi Morris, Lowe Enterprises
  • Randy Nichols, Nichols Partnership - FOUNDER
  • Marc Painter, Holland & Hart, LLP
  • James Payne, U.S. Bank
  • Dan Prosky, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III
  • William Reynolds, The WW Reynolds Companies - FOUNDER
  • Jeff Riggs, Baron Properties - FOUNDER
  • Jeff Robinson, Hampton Partners - FOUNDER
  • Erich Sengelmann, JLL
  • Noah Shore, Fortress Investment Group LLC
  • David Sonnenblick, Sonnenblick-Eichner Company
  • Ann Sperling, Trammell Crow, Denver CO
  • Kim Sperry
  • Colton Sudberry, Sudberry Properties
  • Case Swenson, Swenson Builders
  • Bruce Tabb, Environmental Development
  • Phil Welch, Somerset Apartment Management LLC
  • Cooper Williams, Essex Financial Group
  • Gregg Wolpert, Stahl Real Estate Company
  • Chris Woodruff, The Cotton Companies
  • Alex Zikakis, Capstone Advisors

  • Committee Chairs and Ex-Officio Members
  • Chair Membership Committee: Wade Houser, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Co-Chair Young Alumni Committee: Meredith Kaiser, Coresite
  • Co-Chair Young Alumni Committee: Sarah Laverty, EnviroFinance Group
  • Chair Internship & Placement Committee: Leon McBroom, HFF
  • Chair Golf Tournament Committee: Chad Murphy, Hines
  • Chair Education Committee: Larry Preble, Holland & Hart, LLP
  • Co-Chair Events/Advancement Committee: Courtney Schneider, United Properties
  • Co-Chair Events/Advancement Committee: Andrea Woodhams, Rentalytics
  • Co-Chair Conference Committee: Cyndi Thomas, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
  • Co-Chair Conference Committee: Noelle Riccardella, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
  • Chair Graduate Real Estate Association: Michael Kimmelman

  • Chair of the Board


    Richard Morgan
    Senior Vice President - Bancroft Capital

    Richard Morgan is a Senior Vice President of Development with Bancroft Capital. He is currently involved with the future development of a 500-acre parcel in Louisville, CO, providing zoning and entitlement assistance, community relations, and stakeholder outreach. Previously, Richard was a commercial real estate banker specializing in short and mini-perm financing options for the acquisition, development and/or construction, or refinance of commercial and residential properties, including self storage. In addition to his involvement on the CU Real Estate Council, he is a member of NAIOP and the Real Estate Challenge Committee. In 1996, Richard moved to Colorado from San Diego, CA, where he was a Regional Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo Bank.

    In 1998, Richard received a MBA in finance and real estate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and in 1989, he was graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a BA in


    Erik Anderson
    Vice President - Land Title Guarantee Company

    Erik D. Anderson is the Assistant Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Land Title Guarantee Company. In his role, he works with Commercial and Builder customers and manages the IT project management group, risk committee, and Land Title's real estate. Founded in 1967, Land Title is the largest locally owned title agency with over 50 office locations and 700 employees across Colorado. Land Title closes over 50,000 transactions valued at more than $35 billion annually. Erik currently serves on the boards of the Young Guns Art Show and Sale at the National Western Stock Show, Colorado Homeowners Coalition, Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council and International Advisory Board of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center. Erik graduated in 2001 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Erik, his wife Holly and their two girls live in Denver.


    Matt Ansay
    President - National Valuation Consultants

    In his role as President, Matt Ansay is involved in all aspects of the company’s day to day operations, including bidding, structuring and engaging appraisal assignments. In addition, he is involved in scheduling assignments, reviewing appraisal, and managing NVC’s research group.

    Prior to joining NVC in 1994, Matt was employed as a commercial real estate appraiser with a national real estate valuation firm. His duties included counseling, feasibility analysis, and appraisal of all types of income properties, as well as vacant land.

    Matt began his appraisal career in 1986 as a residential real estate appraiser with a Denver-based real estate appraisal and consulting firm.


    Peter Aweida
    President and CEO - Westland Development Services, Inc.

    Peter Aweida is the President and CEO of Westland Development Services, Inc. Westland Development is an owner and manager of industrial properties in Boulder, Colorado. Peter graduated with a BS in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from the University of Colorado in May, 1994. While an undergraduate he was co-vice chairman of the Cultural Events Board, which brought speakers and other cultural events to the Boulder campus. From May, 1994 through August, 1998 he worked for Westland Development in jobs ranging from tax planning to tenant finish. In August, 1998 he returned to the University of Colorado for graduate school. He earned an MBA in Real Estate in May, 2000. Peter has been President of Westland Development since 2004. Peter, his wife Lalenia and three kids live in Boulder and enjoy traveling, golf and staying connected to CU.


    Charlie Baughn
    CFO and Senior Managing Director - Hines

    Charlie Baughn is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and is a member of Hines' Executive, IT Steering and global Investment Committees. As CFO, he is responsible for overseeing Hines' operating business including central services, balance sheet-related activities and bank and other debt financing. During his tenure at Hines, he has led the firm's Capital Markets Group, orchestrated its entry into retail securities and contributed to the development or redevelopment of over nine million square feet of quality real estate.

    Baughn graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with a BA and received his MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a registered representative of the broker dealer, Hines Securities, Inc., and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.


    Brad Blash
    Managing Partner - Crossbeam Capital

    Mr. Blash has 23 years of experience in private equity real estate, completing over 250 joint venture equity and mezzanine debt structured finance transactions. These efforts have produced over 20,000 new and rehabilitated housing units with gross asset values exceeding $3.5 billion.

    Prior to his experience at Crossbeam, Mr. Blash spent 12 years at Fannie Mae, most recently as the Director of Equity Investments for the American Communities Fund (ACF). In his tenure at the ACF, Mr. Blash directed a nationwide equity production team in 5 offices that completed ventures with many of the largest U.S. multifamily real estate developers and operators.

    Mr. Blash holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado. He serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board to the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, has served as a member of the Urban Land Institute's Multifamily Council, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council. Mr. Blash is a frequent speaker at national real estate investment conferences and has been quoted in multiple national publications including The Wall Street Journal.


    Tom Brinegar
    Vice President and CFO - PEAK Resources, Inc.

    Tom Brinegar is the Chief Financial Officer for PEAK Resources, Inc. and is responsible for management of all financial, administrative and operational functions at PEAK.

    PEAK Resources is a systems integrator specializing in providing technical expertise and design for enterprise IT solutions including servers, storage, security, and networking. Founded in 1991, PEAK Resources’ core competencies include architectural design, consolidation, business resiliency, and cloud solutions. The PEAK Resources professional services and consulting group offers clients a vast range of consulting services required to implement technology-based business solutions. PEAK Resources was named as a Colorado Company to Watch in 2013 and made the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies List for four consecutive years (2013-2016).

    Mr. Brinegar has been employed and a part-owner of PEAK since January 1, 1994. Prior to that time, he was employed at Capital Associates International in Boulder and Lakewood, CO holding a variety of positions including public and private equity syndications, fund management and contracts. He was employed at Capital Associates International from October 1987 to December 1993.

    Mr. Brinegar attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where he received a Bachelor in Science in Finance. He is a native of Colorado and graduated high school from Grand Junction High School.

    Mr. Brinegar is an alumnus of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation programs including Leadership Denver, Colorado Experience and Access Denver. He serves as a member of the DMCLF Alumni Advisory Council. Additionally, Mr. Brinegar serves as the Board Chair of PEBC (Public Education Business Coalition), is the President of the Board of the Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund, is a member of the Advisory Board for Colorado Succeeds and is a member of the International Advisory Board at the CU Real Estate Center. Mr. Brinegar also serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Charter School Institute as appointed by Governor Hickenlooper.


    Amy Cara
    Denver Managing Partner - East West Partners

    “Neighborhood placemaking,” are Amy’s words to describe what she and her team have done in the Riverfront Park neighborhood of Denver, Denver Union Station and The Landmark development in Greenwood Village. These three developments have created a contagious, positive spirit that gives everyone who lives there, or even visits, a true sense of place. Prior to leading the revitalization of The Landmark, Amy helped to create the Riverfront Park community and the Union Station redevelopment.

    Prior to becoming Denver Managing Partner and leading the Landmark revitalization, Amy was the Chief Financial Officer for East West Partners in Denver, starting with the purchase and development of the Riverfront Park master-planned community and culminating with the completion Denver Union Station redevelopment.

    Deeply committed to the arts and responsible land development through her charitable involvement, Amy is committed to creating inspiring places to live. When she is not working on the community projects, she is connecting youth with artists to plan and produce bodies of work, and fostering good stewardship in development through her involvement at the Urban Land Institute.


    Chris Crosby
    Executive Vice President - Nichols Partnership

    Christopher Crosby is the Executive Vice President of Nichols Partnership. Prior to joining Nichols Partnership in 2001, Chris was Vice President of Atlanta-based Legacy Property Group, a leader in Atlanta urban in-fill development specializing in hotels, multifamily, retail and adaptive re-use projects. Chris worked for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in Venue Operations and Venue Logistics. Since 1991, Chris has directly participated in more than $500 million of real estate development projects containing a mix of uses including office, multi-famly, hotel, retail and entertainment/sport.

    Chris received his Master's degree from the University of Georgia and his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. He currently on various boards and committees for the Downtown Denver Partnership. Chris is a LEED accredited professional.


    Peter Crosson
    Chief Real Estate Investment Officer - Alaska Electrical Pension Fund

    Peter Cushman
    Partner - Oakwood Real Estate Partners

    Mr. Cushman is a Partner with Oakwood Real Estate Partners, a Denver based real estate private equity firm. Oakwood invests nationally in commercial properties including office, retail, multifamily, senior housing, industrial, and land. The firm has invested over $350 million of equity in 90 investments since 2005 through its various investment joint venture and commingled fund vehicles. Mr. Cushman is jointly-responsible for fundraising and all real estate investment decisions. He also oversees all regulatory compliance.

    Prior to co-founding Oakwood, Mr. Cushman was a Vice President at Oakwood’s predecessor, Parkwood Real Estate Partners. Before joining Parkwood, Mr. Cushman was Sr. Vice President of Development for Bancroft Capital where he oversaw all development activities for Bancroft’s Colorado assets. Prior to moving to Colorado, Mr. Cushman worked for Louis Dreyfus Property Group and its affiliates in California and New York which specialized in the development of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and office properties.

    Mr. Cushman holds an MBA from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Mr. Cushman is on the Board of Directors of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and a member of the Professional Mentorship Program. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council. In addition to be an Eagle Scout, he is also a Cub Scout Leader with Pack 461 in Littleton, Colorado. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Cushman actively supports the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and The Ability Experience, an organization benefiting persons with disabilities. He resides in Littleton, Colorado with his wife and two children.


    Anne Darnley Executive Director/Research Director - Security Capital Research & Management Inc.

    Anne Darnley is an Executive Director and Research Director of Security Capital Research & Management Incorporated where she conducts in-depth property research on publicly traded real estate companies. Prior to joining Security Capital in 1997, Ms. Darnley spent 11 years with JMB Institutional Realty Corporation and Heitman/JMB, most recently as a Vice President in the portfolio management area. Ms. Darnley received her MBA from Northwestern University and a BS from the University of Colorado.


    Jeff Day
    CEO - Berkeley Point Capital

    Jeff Day is the Chief Executive Officer of Berkeley Point Capital and is focused on the development of corporate strategy, managing senior relationships with capital partners, attracting new sources of capital, maintaining credit policy and driving revenue by enhancing new and existing client relationships. Jeff brings over thirty years of leadership experience to Berkeley Point.

    In addition, Jeff currently serves in key roles on industry boards and advisory councils including the Fannie Mae DUS CEO Advisory Council, NMHC Board of Directors, the MBA Origination Council, Artemis Real Estate Partners Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Shelters to Shutters. He is also an International Advisory Board Member of the CU Real Estate Center at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado. Jeff is a past chair of the CREFC Multifamily Forum and GSE Reform Task Force, and a past member of its Board of Governors and Policy Committee. He is also a past board member and chair of Freddie Mac’s Advisory Council, NAHB Multifamily Leadership Council, and the San Francisco Chronicle Citizen’s Advisory Board.

    Prior to becoming CEO of Berkeley Point, Jeff was Co-Head and Managing Director of the firm’s predecessor companies from 2006-2009 and Managing Partner-Western U.S. from 2002-2006. Jeff joined the firm in 2001 as Head of Production-Western U.S. and was a member of the Office of the CEO, Executive Committee and a voting member of the Credit Committee. During his tenure, Jeff has been involved in various investment banking and trading activities, including capital raises, M&A, capital commitment facilities, TRUPS, loan syndication, CMBS, distressed debt, and whole loan and pool sales.

    Earlier in his career, Jeff helped build and lead the Western U.S. expansion of National Realty Funding (NRF), a commercial mortgage conduit whose equity partners were Prudential Securities and Progressive Insurance. Prior to NRF, Jeff founded and was Managing Partner of Plaza Realty Advisors, a regional mortgage banking firm which represented various life companies in the Western U.S. He began his career at Sonnenblick-Goldman, a New York-based real estate investment banking firm.

    Jeff received a BA in Business with a concentration in Finance from the University of Colorado.


    Jack Durburg
    Group President and CEO - CBRE

    As Group President and Chief Executive Officer, the Americas, Jack Durburg oversees CBRE’s largest operating unit, a business with more than $7.8 billion of revenue and 35,000 employees. He has responsibility for all the firm’s geographies and business lines within the Americas region. Mr. Durburg serves as a member of the company’s Global Operating Committee, and also chairs the Americas Strategy Group.

    Prior to his current role, Jack was Global President, Advisory & Transaction Services. CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services encompasses leasing across all product types (office, industrial and retail) for occupiers and investors as well as asset sales that are not income producing. Jack focused on driving strong growth and cementing CBRE’s market-leading position throughout all Advisory & Transaction Services product lines around the globe.

    Earlier, Jack served as President, Central Division for CBRE. In this role, Jack directed a geographical division encompassing more than 25 offices across nine states, with responsibility for all lines of business.

    Before that, Jack served as Executive Managing Director and overall market leader for CBRE’s Chicago region.

    With 30 years in the business, Mr. Durburg is well versed in all aspects of commercial real estate and serves as an advisor to the leaders of major corporations and institutional owners. He is one of the foremost industry experts, a sought-after speaker and respected CBRE leader.

    Prior to joining CBRE in 2001, Mr. Durburg served a six-year tenure at Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., Chicago, where he served as Vice President and Regional Leasing Director.


    Richard Etzkorn
    Executive Managing Director - Cushman & Wakefield

    Etzkorn is responsible for Strategic Client Relationship Development for several Cushman & Wakefield’s Portfolio Services Center’s (PSC) key clients. Cushman & Wakefield Global Occupier Services is a premier provider of outsourced corporate real estate services.

    Prior to his current role, Etzkorn helped develop and led the Portfolio Services Center and its account teams comprised of approximately 500 associates. These teams are responsible for managing for Cushman & Wakefield clients more than 28,000 locations across the United States and the globe. Using a comprehensive Program Management model, integrated with technology, each working day these teams complete a new store, office or other facility opening every 80 minutes and a lease renewal every 45 minutes. The teams provide strategic portfolio consulting, project management, portfolio administration and facility management centralized services. Clients include notable, well known retailers, large Fortune 500 corporations, privately held firms and private equity portfolio companies…. retail, office, industrial and land users.

    Prior to his overall leadership role, he was the Account Manager for a foundational PSC client, growing their 13,000+ office portfolio, Etzkorn’s responsibilities included overseeing the then 100-person team that managed the clients’ 2,200,000 square foot corporate headquarters campuses in 3 cities, procured 50 to 100 new offices monthly, renewed 125 to 150 leases per month, and coordinated design, construction, furniture, décor, equipment, telecom and signage. This included responsibility for the clients’ branch office expansion program in the United States, Canada and the UK.

    Etzkorn is experienced in Investor Services Property Management and Project Leasing. His direct Investor Services experience includes managing a 36-story, 600,000 square foot, class A high-rise bank headquarters building in downtown St. Louis and numerous low-rise office and industrial properties in St. Louis County. He joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1986 as a Property Manager.

    University of Colorado – BS Business Management


    Joe Ferguson
    Principal - Lake Union Partners

    Mark Fitkin
    Executive Managing Director - CBRE

    John Freyer - FOUNDER
    Co-Chairman of the Board - Land Title Guarantee Company

    John E. Freyer, Sr. is Co-Chairman of the Board of Land Title Guarantee Company. Mr. Freyer is a 1971 graduate of the University of Colorado with a major in business. He is a co-founder and director of Steele Street Bank & Trust; founding sponsor of the Brokers for Battered Kids charity event; Chair of the Denver Botanic Gardens Endowment Fund, Board member of the Museum of Nature and Science; Chair of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame nominating committee 2008-present; Former member of the 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission; Past president and executive board member of The Hundred Club of Denver.


    Bruce Friedman
    Director, Real Estate - Genworth Financial Inc.

    Cal Fulenwider - FOUNDER
    CEO - L.C. Fulenwider, Inc.

    Cal Fulenwider is a third generation Denver native and is CEO of L. C. Fulenwider, Inc., a company started by his grandfather in 1904. In addition to founding L.C. Fulenwider, Inc., Cal’s grandfather helped create the Colorado Real Estate Commission in the early 1900’s, and Cal still holds Colorado Real Estate License #1. Cal has had a key role in the strategic planning, development and management of 7,500 acres surrounding Denver International Airport (DIA). Fulenwider is currently developing Reunion, a 3,240-acre Master Planned Community now being developed by Oakwood Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company, on ground owned by Fulenwider; Denver International Business Center (DIBC) a 300-acre business park located at 72nd and Tower Road, anchored by Flight Safety International (a Berkshire Hathaway Company); and, most recently, Peña Station Next, a mixed-use transit oriented development (TOD) immediately south of DIBC, anchored by the North American Headquarters of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions. Fulenwider is a founding member of the C.U. Real Estate Council and the DIA Business Partnership, now Metro Denver Aviation Council (MDCA), an affiliate of the Metro Denver Economic Development Council. In addition, he has been involved with various civic and charitable boards.


    Ken Gillis - FOUNDER
    President - Centennial Realty Advisors

    Kenneth R. Gillis is a principal and President of Centennial Realty Advisors, responsible for directing all of the investment, asset and property management activities of the company.

    Mr. Gillis began his real estate career in 1984 as a property manager for LaSalle Partners in Denver. In 1989, he became a Portfolio Manager for LaSalle Advisors, responsible for the investment management decisions of a 12 million square foot portfolio of office, industrial and multi-family properties throughout the United States. In 1996, he advanced to Western Regional President of LaSalle’s Leasing and Management Group, responsible for a 35 million square foot portfolio of office and industrial properties. In 2003, Mr. Gillis started Centennial Realty Advisors. Prior to beginning his real estate career, Ken spent 10 years in various finance positions, including Treasurer of Flavorland Industries.

    Mr. Gillis received a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a Masters in Economics from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the US Green Building Council and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board for the CU Real Estate Center.


    Mark Goldberg - FOUNDER
    Owner - Goldberg Properties

    Mark Goldberg has more than thirty years’ experience in real estate development—selecting sites, acquiring land, supervising design and construction, leasing, brokerage and property management. Mr. Goldberg’s relationships with top retailers such as King Soopers, Albertsons, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Kohl’s, and Lowe’s have led to shopping centers anchored by these and other nationally recognized merchants. He has been a leader in the International Council of Shopping Centers, serving two terms as director of the Rocky Mountain region and one as Western Division Governmental Affairs chairman. Mr. Goldberg has taught a class at the University of Colorado Boulder in real estate development. His hands-on approach to managing the firm’s portfolio has earned the confidence of clients, as well as the respect of government officials, who are playing an increasingly important role in approving and financing developments.


    Doug Grogan
    Vice President - Shaw Construction

    Doug Grogan is currently the Vice President for Shaw Construction, a Rocky Mountain regional general contractor with a passion for personalized service and client satisfaction in the markets of commercial, multi-family, hospitality, education and custom residential. Having joined the company in 2001, he previously held the roles of project manager and division manager, and is a partner in the firm. Today, Doug’s primary focus is helping clients get projects ready to build through detailed and thorough planning and preconstruction services and contract negotiation and execution. Additionally, Doug leads the company’s risk management efforts as well as customer service after completion. Prior to Shaw, he spent his career with construction and engineering subsidiaries of Jacobs Engineering, an international firm specializing in public and institutional projects, serving in the roles of estimator, project manager, program manager and construction manager. His expertise includes contract negotiations, team facilitation, process management and conflict resolution. Throughout his 33 years in the construction industry, Doug’s focus for customers has been to understand their needs fully, commit to providing them with service that surpasses their expectations, execute work safely with consistent discipline, nurture an outstanding team of employees and build on the relationships with strategic partners.

    Doug received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado.


    Stephen Hansen
    Director - James Campbell Company

    Stephen Hansen is a retired Equity Partner and Managing Director of Clarion Partners, one of the largest and most well respected real estate investment management firms. He was a member of its Executive Board responsible for managing a business with $40 billion of assets under management. He has more than 30 years of real estate investment management experience. Stephen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the James Campbell Company and Unico Properties.

    Stephen serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Colorado Foundation where he is also a Trustee. He also served on the Board of Directors of the University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation from 2011 through 2016.

    Stephen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of the Colorado Boulder (1984) and an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco (1985). He is a member of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center International Advisory Board and the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate Executive Committee.


    Jim Harrison
    President - Harrison Properties, LLC

    James D. Harrison, Jr, of Phoenix Arizona, received a degree in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Colorado in 1983. He was honored with his accomplishment by receiving the 1983 Kenneth Good Real Estate Scholarship for most entrepreneurial potential. Immediately upon graduation, Jim participated in the Coldwell Banker training program where he spent several months working in mortgage banking, appraisal, property management, retail, industrial and office properties. He continued his career with CB for over ten years where he received many honors, including “Rookie of the Year” in 1985 and was the top salesperson in Arizona for multiple years. He spent the next five years with Cushman & Wakefield managing the real estate requirements nationwide for the largest food distributor in the US, Fleming Companies, Inc.

    Jim has spent the past two decades building and managing Harrison Properties, LLC, one of the largest industrial property firms in the southwest. Harrison owns over 11 million square feet of industrial properties in Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He enjoys hunting, fishing, playing basketball and team roping.


    Eric Herro
    Director - Northwestern Mutual Real Estate

    Professional Background: Eric is responsible for sourcing and evaluating real estate investment opportunities throughout Southern California across various property types and deal structures with a focus on commercial mortgages, direct acquisitions, and joint-venture developments. Over a 13-year career with Northwestern Mutual Real Estate he has originated $5 billion of debt and equity investments, while also servicing a mortgage loan portfolio of $4 billion. Responsibilities include due diligence analysis, underwriting analysis, negotiation of deal terms; investment approval processing, coordinating legal and closing staff to finalize transactions, training/mentoring junior staff.

    Professional Interests and Expertise: Eric is involved with local industry and university groups including: ULI, NAIOP, Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, CU Real Estate Center International Advisory Board, and actively attends industry conferences. Expertise has been developed among the following property types: apartments, industrial, retail, office, self-storage, manufactured housing, and senior housing.

    Education / Accomplishments: Eric earned his Masters of Business Administration - Real Estate and Urban Land Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Bachelor of Science - Water Resource Management at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He has been actively involved with ULI serving as Vice Chair of Outreach on District Council’s Multi-Housing Initiative Council. Awards include: ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Emergent Leadership Award, UW Research Assistantship Award, UW Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, UWSP Chancellor’s Leadership Award, UWSP Leadership Award.


    Wade Houser
    Partner - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

    Wade Houser is a partner in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Real Estate, Land Use, and Environment Practice. He is also a member of the Banking & Finance Practice. He is a skilled real estate attorney, experienced in commercial real estate transactions of all types, with an emphasis on commercial lending and leasing. He represents financial institutions, retail businesses, developers and other companies in a wide range of real estate and finance matters.

    Mr. Houser’s real estate experience includes representing regional and national commercial banks and lending institutions in real estate and construction loans, loan workouts, foreclosures, and disposition of creditor-owned assets.

    Mr. Houser’s leasing practice includes years of experience representing regional and national retail clients in leasing and acquisition transactions. He also has extensive experience in office and industrial leasing and in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.

    Mr. Houser’s comprehensive real estate experience includes the representation of contractors, owners and financial institutions in connection with construction contracts, mechanic’s lien disputes, asset and business acquisitions and sales, and entity formation for commercial real estate and other transactions.


    Eliot Hoyt
    Principal - Brightview Design Group

    Eliot Hoyt is a principal in the Brightview Design Group (BVDG) Denver office, with expertise in project management, urban design, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), and planning for resort and new community developments. Eliot is a certified planner (AICP) with a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from University of Colorado Denver. In addition to working as a planner and managing design projects, he has worked as a market and financial analyst for real estate projects across the country. He brings many perspectives to bear on every new project with his project management skills, facilitation training, abilities as an interpreter of complex content, and understanding of the business of real estate development.

    As a part of BrightView, a $2.3 billion landscape services company, BVDG has access to expertise in construction, maintenance, tree propagation and care, golf course design and more; enabling the design team to provide unparalleled services to its clients. With projects across the U.S. and in select foreign markets, Eliot has worked on master planned communities, warm and cold weather resorts, industrial parks, mixed use centers, and urban redevelopments. In each case, he has applied a quadruple bottom-line perspective to achieve a market feasible, environmentally sound, socially engaging, and aesthetically pleasing results for his clients. The most satisfying projects are those that continue from feasibility, through planning and design, into brand identity and marketing, and ultimately construction and implementation.


    Dan Ivanoff
    Managing Investment Partner - Schnitzer West

    Dan is the Founding Partner of Schnitzer West LLC (formerly Schnitzer Northwest). He also co-manages SW Real Estate Fund I Manager, LLC and SW Real Estate Advisors LLC. After founding the company in 1997 with Schnitzer Investment Corp (now MMGL Corp), Dan orchestrated the firm’s rapid expansion to one of the West Coast’s leading real estate investment enterprises, building a mature organization that’s poised for continued success.

    Prior to forming Schnitzer West, Dan served as regional Senior Vice President of Birtcher Northwest. While at Birtcher, he was awarded the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors 1995 Industrial Developer of the Year. Dan previously worked at the Prudential Realty Group in Pleasanton, California, as investment manager, development.

    Dan earned his M.B.A in finance, marketing and real estate and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in construction management. He also holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho.

    In 2010, Dan was honored with Enterprise Seattle’s Economic Development Champion Award. Dan and his wife Laurie have created a new construction management track within the MBA program at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.


    Scott Johnson
    Division President - LMC

    Dolf Kahle
    President - Kahle Development

    Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida, Dolf Kahle has an extensive background in business, finance, and law. Dolf graduated cum laude with a business degree from the University of Colorado and graduated cum laude with a law degree from the University of California. After law school, Dolf moved to Chicago to join the law firm of Winston & Strawn, where he was able to apply his business and law degrees while working in the corporate law division of the firm. Later, Dolf moved back to Vero Beach to begin a family-owned real estate development business. Dolf has been a Florida-licensed Real Estate Broker since 1999 and he has personally assembled, developed, and sold over 120 properties and over 4,000 acres of land. Dolf has an established record of sales success and his projects are known for raising the bar in terms of architectural design and value. Dolf is currently designing and constructing Sandy Lane, a private beachside enclave of nine homes that showcase comprehensive architectural detail from A1A to the ocean.

    From 2011-2015 Dolf was the President of New Planet Energy which co-developed a $150 million renewable energy project in Vero Beach. Dolf co-founded the Vero Beach Polo Club, as well as developing The Polo Grounds and The Ranch, two signature developments in Indian River County. Additionally, Dolf has represented multi-million dollar buyers and sellers as evidenced by an $18 million purchase and a $17 million sale.

    Dolf has been married to his wife Sue for 25 years and has a son attending CU Boulder and a daughter attending the University of Southern California. In his leisure time Dolf enjoys CrossFit, boating, skiing, and hiking.


    Meredith Kaiser
    Sales Enablement Analyst - CoreSite Realty Corporation

    Meredith Kaiser, Sales Enablement Analyst at CoreSite, serves as a consultant to the strategic sales directors to assist with technical and operational tasks including renewal assistance, audit support, interdepartmental coordination and quote-to-order support. In this role, Meredith drives execution and management of various sale compliance projects by maintaining renewal quotas, reports and dashboards and managing monthly renewal exceptions. Her responsibilities at CoreSite also include providing sales support requests and ongoing training and coaching for the sales organization.

    Prior to joining CoreSite Meredith was a Business Development Analyst for CBRE’s Data Center Solutions (DCS). At CBRE she facilitated the management and administrative duties for the DCS across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. In this position, Meredith managed the pursuit and sales pipeline across the service line and created cohesive business development efforts throughout DCS. Meredith was also responsible for organizing and executing DCS annual and regional events and meetings. Her duties at the DCS included developing marketing collateral specific to the data center industry and running back office operations for the service line.

    In May 2015, Meredith completed her undergraduate degree in Finance and Real Estate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Meredith serves as co-chair of the CU Real Estate Center Alumni Board.


    Kevin Kelley
    Executive Director, Regional Director Colorado - United Properties

    Kevin Kelley, who joined United Properties in 2005, oversees all commercial real estate development activity in Colorado. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the development, acquisition, financing and disposition of properties representing nearly $4 billion in value. Kevin is also a member of the United Properties executive team.

    Before joining United Properties, Kevin was with Miller Weingarten Realty in Colorado and Faison Associates in Charlotte, NC. In both roles, he was involved in the acquisition and development of retail centers. Prior to that, Kevin was involved in his own investment consulting firm, Renaissance Realty Group. He started his career in the mortgage banking and was employed with Northland Financial (now NorthMarq) and Baird & Warner Real Estate as a loan producer.

    Kevin holds a B.A. degree in history and an MBA in real estate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

    Kevin is currently serving on the NAIOP Colorado Chapter Board. Kevin was 2016 NAIOP Colorado Chapter President. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado and the University of Colorado Real Estate Council. He is a past President of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, and has served on the Board of Rocky Mountain Human Resources.


    David Kim
    Co-Founder, Managing Partner - The Bascom Group, LLC

    David S. Kim is a co-founder and Managing Partner of The Bascom Group, LLC. Bascom has completed over $12.9 billion in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1996 including 515 multifamily transactions and 140,000 units. Bascom has ranked among the top 50 multifamily owners in the U.S. Bascom’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Bascom Ventures, REDA Bascom Ventures, MHF RM Holdings, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, Harbor Associates, Village Partner Ventures, and the Realm Group. Bascom’s subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the U.S.

    Prior to founding Bascom, Mr. Kim served as a Senior Analyst and Development Associate, from 1989 to 1995, for the Disney Development Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, where he was responsible for business development and analysis of more than $400 million in retail, office, entertainment, and residential projects. Prior to joining the Disney Development Company, Mr. Kim served as Portfolio Associate with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.

    Mr. Kim holds Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics and in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has attended executive level programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He often serves as guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Colorado, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Irvine.

    Mr. Kim currently serves and has served on the Board of Directors for the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Los Angeles, Theta Chi PSI Chapter Foundation, The U.S Fund for UNICEF Southern California, University of California, Irvine Center for Real Estate, University of Colorado Center for Real Estate, University of Texas, San Antonio Real Estate Finance and Development Founders Council, University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Young Presidents’ Organization – Golden West Chapter, and The Pedro Pallares Autism and Behavioral Health Foundation. Mr. Kim was a recipient of the Real Estate Conference Group’s Apartment Executive of the Year in 2004, Orange County Business Journal’s Entrepreneurship of the Year Award in 2010, and was recognized in the 2011 Multi-Family Executive Magazine. In 2016, Mr. Kim was awarded with the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young.


    Michael Kimmelman
    GREA President - 2nd Year MBA

    Kim Koehn
    Past Chair of the Council
    Principal - K2 Ventures

    Mr. Koehn is currently the Founder and Managing Principal of K2Ventures LLC, a real estate investment and development firm located in Denver, CO. He was previously President & COO of Corporex Colorado, a Midwest-based office and hotel development firm, and was the Regional Senior Vice President for Equity Office Properties (EOP), formerly the largest public real estate investment trust (REIT; $40 billion market cap) in the country. At EOP, Mr. Koehn directed regional operations for a portfolio of 50 buildings (17M SF) in 10 major markets, managed a $250M budget/staff of 320 employees, and was responsible for leading operations, capital projects/redevelopment, and acquisition underwriting for the Denver Region. Mr. Koehn has also held positions with Opus Corporation, Household Commercial, Fifield Realty, and Baker Companies. He has served on, and chaired, the Boards of Directors of the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO). Mr. Koehn served as the Interim Executive Director of the CU Real Estate Center in 2015/2016, and has been an adjunct professor at the Leeds School of Business since 2012. He received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Design (BENVD) from the University of Colorado, and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago.


    Buz Koelbel - FOUNDER
    President - Koelbel and Company

    Walter A. Buz) Koelbel, Jr. is president of Koelbel and Company, founded in 1952 and recently celebrating its 65th year in business, one of the longest continually-operating real estate companies in Colorado and real estate income producing investments. The company’s efforts are focused on development of office parks, master-planned residential communities, and real estate investments. Projects include: The Preserve at Greenwood Village, Pinehurst Country Club, The Breakers, Centennial Valley Business Park, and Rendezvous in Winter Park. New company platforms include urban infill homes through Koelbel Urban Homes which currently has over 250 for-sale units in the pipeline, low-income tax-credit apartments (LIHTC) with over 400+ units developed over the last seven years, and Catalyst HTI at 35th and Brighton Blvd. in RiNo, a 300,000 sq. ft. innovative office development. Its first phase of 180,000 sq. ft. revolutionary building that is part co-working space and part healthcare innovation ecosystem designed to serve as an integrator for the digital health industry and attendant businesses.

    His professional and civic involvements include the Urban Land Institute, having served six years as Trustee, Co-Founder and Vice Chair of Denver South Economic Development, past Chair and Board Member of Colorado Council on Economic Education, and Denver Museum of Nature and Science Board Member.

    Koelbel is a native of Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1974 with a degree in finance. He is married to Sherri, his wife of 35 years, and together they have four children and six grandchildren.


    Mike Komppa - FOUNDER
    President - Corum Real Estate Group

    Mike Komppa founded Corum Real Estate Group in 1986 with a diversified group of talented and experienced professionals with a vision to become active participants in a variety of real estate product types.

    Mr. Komppa began his career with a Denver-based engineering and construction firm. After earning a Master’s Degree in Business, he spent seven years as a mortgage banker, arranging financing and negotiating joint ventures on a wide range of commercial real estate developments. In 1982, Mr. Komppa entered the development business as the Colorado partner of a Texas-based real estate firm.

    In 1986, Mr. Komppa formed Corum Real Estate Group with a group of key associates, who since then have collaborated on the development, acquisition and repositioning of more than 8 million square feet of commercial office, warehouse and apartment properties in the Colorado and Chicago area markets.

    Mr. Komppa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has served two terms as President of the Colorado Chapter of NAIOP, as Chair of ULI Colorado and currently on the Industrial and Office Parks Council of the Urban Land Institute. He has also been active as President and Board member of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, as well as on the Board of Downtown Denver, Inc.


    Michael LaBelle
    EVP, CFO, and Treasurer - Boston Properties, Boston MA

    Mr. LaBelle serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Properties. He was named Chief Financial Officer in October of 2007. Prior to being named Chief Financial Officer, Mr. LaBelle served as Senior Vice President of Finance & Capital Markets. He joined Boston Properties in March 2000. His primary responsibilities include overseeing finance, accounting, internal controls, investor relations, cash management and financial planning. In addition, he is responsible for managing the company’s capital markets activities, short term investments and the tenant credit underwriting function for the Company. He is also involved in the structuring and analysis of the company’s new investments. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. LaBelle was a Vice President & Relationship Manager with Fleet National Bank for nine years with the responsibility of financing large scale commercial real estate developments. He started his career as an Associate National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in New York City specializing in commercial real estate debt portfolio analysis and valuation in commercial banks located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Mr. LaBelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.


    Eric Ladd
    Owner - L&K Real Estate, LLC

    Eric Ladd brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, real estate sales and development, restaurant management, resort operations and expedition guiding – holding senior positions with industry leaders Vail Resorts, Yellowstone Club and Everlands, before founding Outlaw Partners in 2009.

    Ranked as one of the Top 10 real estate sales people in the United States in 2006 & 2007, Eric’s role as senior sales representative led Yellowstone Club to achieve over 1 billion in sales – one of the most successful runs in real estate in the last decade. Eric is the 4th generation of his family to work in the real estate business platform and brings an extensive network to the table to assist clients.


    Sarah Laverty
    Development Associate - EnviroFinance Group

    Sarah Laverty works for EnviroFinance Group (EFG), a land development company focusing on the remediation and repositioning of brownfield sites. Ms. Laverty is responsible for all aspects of project management, including underwriting, public financing, contract negotiation, entitlements, construction management, and management of Metropolitan Districts. Recent project work includes SLOANS, the redevelopment of the former St. Anthony’s Hospital into a 7.5-block mixed-use community, and Crossroads Commerce Park, the remediation and redevelopment of the 77-acre former ASARCO site.

    Prior to joining EFG, Ms. Laverty was a manager in the Real Estate division of Bio-Logical Capital where she was responsible for due diligence, underwriting, and investment evaluation for projects ranging in size from 1,000-6,000 acres and valued at $50-$200 million. Before Bio-Logical Capital Ms. Laverty developed environmental policy and programs while working for the City of Aspen.

    Ms. Laverty holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College. She is an alumnus of Roaring Fork Leadership, a member of ULI, and serves as co-chair of the CU Real Estate Center Alumni Board.


    JD Lumpkin
    Executive Managing Director - Cushman & Wakefield

    J.D. Lumpkin joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1996 as a brokerage associate. He has developed a highly successful brokerage practice that is founded on the principles of integrity, collaboration, and client service. J.D. specializes in representing tenants and landlords in downtown San Francisco as well as on a national basis. J.D. consistently ranks among C&W’s top producing brokers in Northern California.

    J.D. has leased and sold over 9 million square feet of real estate in his 18 years at C&W, including the largest lease in San Francisco history - the 714,000 sf Salesforce Tower lease in 2014. J.D. earned his BA in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder. During his college years, J.D. worked with Carter Associates/Oncor International in Atlanta and the Denver office of Grubb & Ellis. J.D is an active supporter of the San Francisco Food Bank, the Presidio Trust and The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. J.D. resides in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.


    Mick Manning
    President and CEO - KPS Capital Markets Group, LLC

    As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mick Manning is responsible for the overall firm strategy of KBS Capital Markets Group. He provides strategic and tactical guidance to the organization, with particular focus on product development, distribution, sales management, business planning and oversight of the firm’s wholesaling operations and activities. Mr. Manning joined KBS Capital Markets Group in January 2006 as one of its original wholesalers and was promoted to national sales manager in June 2009. In January 2015, Mr. Manning was appointed president of KBS Capital Markets Group. He was then promoted to chief executive officer in May 2015. Mr. Manning has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, with a diverse background in retail sales and operations, wholesaling and team building. His experience comes from previous leadership roles with Northwestern Mutual Life, MFS/Sun Life and MassMutual. Mr. Manning holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Mr. Manning is an avid hockey fan and golfer, and resides in Colorado with his wife and three children. He holds series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.


    William J. Mark - FOUNDER
    President and CEO - American Real Estate Advisors, LLC

    Bill Mark serves as President and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the expansion and on-going operation of American Real Estate Advisors, LLC. He formed American Real Estate Advisors in 2008 following thirty-five years of accumulated experience including association with two Fortune 500 companies specializi9ng in sales, marketing and management. Since entering the commercial real estate industry in 1982, Mr. Mark has utilized his talents in development, asset and property management, brokerage, leasing, and construction management.

    Mr. Mark is a graduate from the University of Colorado, School of Business with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing and finance. He is involved in numerous professional and civic groups and is an alumni advisor/mentor to graduate and undergraduate marketing/finance/real estate students at the Leeds School of Business/CU Boulder through the Professional Mentor Program.


    Dan Markee
    Founding Partner - Forterra Capital Partners, LLC

    Leon McBroom
    Director - HFF

    Leon McBroom is a Director in the Denver office of HFF specializing in debt and equity placement. During his tenure, he has successfully capitalized a variety of properties including office, retail, hospitality, industrial and multi-housing. The capitalizations have included conventional permanent financing, construction financing, mezzanine financing, bridge financing and joint ventures. Throughout the course of his career at HFF, Mr. McBroom has been involved in approximately $2.5 billion of debt and equity in commercial real estate transactions in Denver and across the U.S.

    Mr. McBroom joined HFF in October, 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McBroom was a Vice President at Commerce Bank, where he underwrote and closed more than $500 million in loan transactions. Mr. McBroom began his commercial real estate career at Commerce Bank as a Credit Analyst.

    Mr. McBroom holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Colorado, and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his wife and son and adventuring in the mountains.


    Neil Mishurda
    Co-Founder and Partner - Pacific Industrial

    Neil Mishurda oversees all operations for the company while co-leading the strategic and long-term planning for the firm with a focus on business development and overall development standards.

    Prior to co-founding Pacific Industrial, Mr. Mishurda was a Partner and Executive Managing Director of a privately-held industrial real estate development and investment firm. In this role, he sourced and completed complex transactions with private and institutional capital partners. During his tenure, the firm constructed and acquired well over $400 million of industrial assets.

    Mr. Mishurda’s previous experience includes a role as an industrial real estate broker at CBRE, where he established and co-managed the firm’s Los Angeles Private Client Group. He started his career at Horton Lees Brogden, where he helped design architectural lighting systems for multifaceted projects.

    Mr. Mishurda graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. He currently lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife and three children.


    Suzi Morris
    Senior Vice President - Lowe Enterprises

    Suzi is an SVP and the regional leader for the Pacific Northwest office of Lowe, a privately-owned national commercial property development, investment and management firm. She previously spent 16 years at Alliance Residential and Schnitzer West, LLC as a senior level development professional. Suzi has been responsible for over 3,000 multifamily units and more than 700,000 SF of commercial project development, leasing and dispositions in the Seattle and Portland areas. She is an active member of the Pacific Real Estate Institute and is on the local Multifamily Housing Product Council for the Northwest Chapter of the Urban Land Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree from Seattle University.


    Chad Murphy
    Director - Hines

    Chad Murphy is the head of land development for Hines Colorado. He is focused on land acquisitions, home builder relationships, and project execution. Chad is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and the University of Colorado with an MBA in Real Estate Development.


    Randy Nichols - FOUNDER
    President and Founder - Nichols Partnership

    Randy Nichols is President and Founder of the Nichols Partnership, Inc. The company is based in Denver, Colorado and specializes in the development of commercial and multi-family real estate. With over 30 years of experience in real estate development, brokerage and management, Randy started his career in real estate brokerage in 1981 with LaSalle Partners in Denver.

    In l986 he became a Vice President of LaSalle’s New York office representing the firm’s corporate clients in commercial brokerage transactions across the country. Randy co-founded a private development company in Chicago in 1989, then returned to Denver to pursue commercial development opportunities in Colorado, establishing the Nichols Partnership in 1993.

    The Nichols Partnership has developed more than 1.5M square feet of commercial space and over 1,000 units of housing, including such prominent urban Denver projects as “Clayton Lane”, 1899 Wynkoop” ,“SPIRE” and “Galvanize”. Randy holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Colorado State University. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado University Real Estate Council and serves as Chairman of the Denver Theatre District Board.


    Marc Painter
    Partner - Holland and Hart, LLP

    James Payne
    Senior Vice President - U.S. Bank

    James has been with U.S. Bank Commercial Real Estate for 11 years. He and his family moved to Seattle from Denver in Fall 2015 for his current role with U.S. Bank of leading the Commercial Real Estate department in Seattle, which exceeds $1.1 Billion in loan commitments. James and his team provide commercial real estate loans, usually starting at approximately $10 million up to $300 million+. Loans are generally up to 5 years and are used for acquisition, construction, rehab, and lease-up purposes. Additionally, James’ team also provides capital markets, treasury management/deposit solutions to their commercial real estate clients. While the clients are based in the Puget Sound region, James’ team will follow clients nationally to wherever their project is located.

    Prior to moving to Seattle, James started as an analyst in Denver for U.S. Bank and became a top performing Relationship Manager on the West Coast having closed over $740 million of new loans during a 5 year period. He is a two-time “Vanguard” award winner which recognizes top loan and revenue production among the national U.S. Bank footprint. In 2012, James served as commercial real estate’s sole representative on the “Dynamic Dozen” team which provided thought leadership from a young leaders perspective to U.S. Bank’s CEO and Managing Committee.

    James received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and M.B.A. in Finance from University of Colorado.


    Larry Preble
    Of Counsel - Holland & Hart LLP

    Larry has more than 45 years of experience in the real estate industry as an attorney and a business executive.

    He has served as a senior partner with a major international law firm and as a senior executive with an international development company. His legal and business experience includes negotiating complex national and international commercial real estate transactions involving office, hotel, retail, industrial, and mixed-use properties. He understands both legal and business issues and is able to assist his clients in efficiently negotiating agreements and developing successful projects.

    Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Larry served as the senior real estate partner, Chair of the Real Estate Department, and a member of the Management Committee at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles and New York. He also was appointed Director of Development for Kajima Urban Development (KUD), an international real estate development firm and a subsidiary of Kajima Corporation in Japan. At KUD, Larry negotiated major public private partnership transactions involving life science research buildings, aquariums, stadiums, healthcare facilities, and other projects for public and private institutions.


    Dan Prosky
    President and COO - Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III

    Danny Prosky is a founding principal of American Healthcare Investors and the president and chief operating officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II. He is also a member of the REIT’s board of directors.

    Mr. Prosky has spent the entirety of his 22-year career in the specialized field of healthcare real estate investment, where he has been responsible for more than $5 billion in acquisition transactions. He previously served as executive vice president of healthcare real estate with Grubb & Ellis Company and as the president and chief operating officer of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II (now known as Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II).

    Prior to launching Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II in 2009, Mr. Prosky served as executive vice president of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT (now known as Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.), overseeing the acquisition of more than $1.5 billion of healthcare real estate. Healthcare Trust of America is now publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HTA) with a market capitalization of approximately $2.4 billion.

    Previously, Mr. Prosky served in a variety of senior positions for 14 years with two publicly traded healthcare REITs, American Health Properties and Healthcare Property Investors (NYSE: HCP). HCP acquired American Health Properties in 1999 and is currently the largest publicly traded healthcare REIT in the nation.

    Mr. Prosky received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree from Boston University. In October 2013, he was recognized as one of 16 "pioneers of healthcare real estate" by Real Estate Forum magazine.


    Bill Reynolds - FOUNDER
    Founder - W.W. Reynolds Companies, Inc.

    Boulder native Bill Reynolds has the good fortune and health to ride his bike the long way every day to the W.W. Reynolds Companies offices in downtown Boulder.

    Bill graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960 with a B.S. in business. After college, he served his country as a naval officer for two years active duty aboard the USS Bennington (CVS20). He really enjoyed his shore leave in Hong Kong and Yokosuka.

    He formed Reynolds and Company in 1966 after selling houses in Denver for Moore Realty. His company sold residential real estate in Aspen between powder days and hanging out at the Red Onion. Bill still owns his first development project, a 6,000 square foot plumbing warehouse, built in 1970. Over the ensuing years, the Reynolds Companies have been involved in developing and owning over 3 million square feet of commercial properties.

    Currently the Reynolds properties in Downtown Boulder total 600,000 square feet and their management portfolio contains 3 million square feet and 440 tenants.

    Bill has served his community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boulder Chamber, the Boulder YMCA, and the Board of Trustees for the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation. He was a founding member of the CU Real Estate Center and served as President of the Center as well as the first president of the University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation. Bill particularly enjoyed serving as vice-chair of Patty Limerick’s Center of the American West and remains on the Board of Directors. Currently he is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Neenan Companies and the Newton Running Company. Bill has been an active ULI member since 1977. Bill and The W.W. Reynolds Companies have been honored twice as NAIOP’s Colorado Chapter Developer of the Year and most recently, Bill was honored with NAIOP’s Lifetime Achievement President’s Award.

    Bill is proud of the changes he’s made to Ft. Collins and his home city of Boulder. He smiles and feels good to see his developments being used profitably and enjoyably by others.


    Noelle Riccardella
    Shareholder - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

    Jeff Riggs - FOUNDER
    Managing Partner - Baron Properties

    Jeff Riggs is President of Essex Financial Group. Jeff has been active in Denver commercial real estate since 1978. He has over 35 year of experience in oversight of loan production, company management, and strategic planning. Jeff has extensive experience in Debt Placement, and Equity and Joint Venture Structure finance. He has originated over $3 billion dollars of transactions in his career. Jeff is also a partner in Essex Financial Services, which operates as a sister company to Essex Financial Group, and has a servicing portfolio of over $3.8 billion. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in Finance and received his MBA from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in real estate. He is a licensed broker in the state of Colorado. Jeff has served as President of NAIOP-Colorado, and is active with ULI and the Apartment Association.


    Jeff Robinson - FOUNDER
    Managing Partner - Hampton Partners

    Jeffrey S. Robinson is managing partner at Hampton Partners. Hampton Partners is a Denver-based private capital investment firm with over thirty years’ of experience structuring and managing real estate investments. Hampton has structured over $500,000 million of investments with institutional and private equity sources and is now focused on tenant driven real estate opportunities in the Western United States as well as select multi-family development opportunities and urban infill development in Denver. Hampton Partner’s current portfolio consists of 200,000+ sq/ft of retail projects and 220 multifamily units in Colorado.

    Robinson began his career in 1977 with New York Life Insurance Company as an appraiser in the Real Estate and Mortgage Loan Department. From 1980-1983 he continued his career with Oxford Properties, Inc., where he worked as development manager on the completion of the 52-story, 1.2 million square foot Republic Plaza in Denver. Jeff holds a master’s degree in real estate investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance from the University of Colorado.

    Jeff served on the Board of Governors of the University of Colorado Real Estate Council. He and his wife Stacy live in Denver with their 3 children. They support an array of charitable and community efforts including, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Allied Jewish Federation and Shalom Park.


    Courtney Schneider
    Development Project Manager - United Properties

    In her development project manager role at United Properties, Courtney Schneider currently focuses on facilitation of retail development projects – from due diligence in acquisition to project completion and closeout – with an emphasis on managing the design, budgeting and construction process. She has also been instrumental in supporting the Denver team’s office and industrial development production of ground-up development and value-added acquisition activities.

    Prior to joining United Properties, Courtney oversaw the entitlements process for commercial land development projects at Galloway & Company, Inc. In this work, she provided specific site development due diligence research, coordinated site planning, design activities, prepared project schedules and assisted in the development of project budgets. She also identified land development constraints and served as the primary liaison between government agencies and the client.

    Courtney is active in the CU Real Estate Center and with the Young Alumni Board, having served as its co-chair from 2015 – 2017. Courtney is an active member of NAIOP, specifically their Developing Leaders Program, currently serving on its Developing Leaders Mentor Committee. She is also a member of the International Shopping Center Association (ICSC).

    Courtney is a graduate from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business where she earned her bachelor of science in business administration as well as her real estate certificate. Courtney obtained her broker’s license in 2011.


    Erich Sengelmann
    Managing Director - JLL

    Erich Sengelmann specializes in tenant representation and is based in Silicon Valley. While he works with clients from a broad range of industries, he has extensive experience and focus on representing technology companies, from start-ups to major corporations. In this regard, he has completed transactions and occupancy solutions including leases and purchase acquisitions, dispositions and consolidations, specialized facilities, and headquarters and campus developments globally.


    Noah Shore
    Managing Director - Fortress Investment Group LLC

    David Sonnenblick
    Co-Founder and Principal - Sonnenblick-Eichner Company,Beverly Hills CA

    Mr. Sonnenblick is a Co-Founder and Principal of Sonnenblick- Eichner Company. Prior to forming Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, Mr. Sonnenblick was a major shareholder and managing partner of Sonnenblick-Goldman Company, a national real estate advisory firm. Throughout Mr. Sonnenblick's career, he has been active in the origination of real estate equity and debt transactions, for all product types of real estate. Mr. Sonnenblick has closed in excess of $15 billion of real estate transactions on behalf of his clients, and he continues to focus his efforts on seeking new and innovative capital sources for real estate transactions.

    Mr. Sonnenblick attended the University of Denver where he was an honor student and completed his studies at the University of Colorado where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1982. He is a California licensed real estate broker and a frequently sought speaker at real estate seminars and conferences. Mr. Sonnenblick is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Sonnenblick's philanthropic activities include being a trustee of National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado.


    Ann Sperling
    Senior Director - Trammell Crow, Denver CO

    Ann is an executive who has served in numerous leadership roles in private and public real estate companies as well as a principal investor and developer of commercial property assets.

    Ann currently serves as Senior Director in the Denver office of Trammell Crow Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of CBRE (NYSE:CBRE), focusing on sourcing, capitalization and development of office, industrial, and mixed use projects. This is her second round at Trammell Crow Company having previously spent twenty-five years at the company ending with her role as Senior Managing Director and Area Director for the Rocky Mountain region, and as a member of the Operating Committee of the firm. She continued her career, first as the lead operating executive and Managing Director of Catellus, a mixed use and land development firm then owned by ProLogis (NYSE:PLD) and subsequently as Chief Operating Officer, Americas and then President, Markets West, at Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL).

    She is a leader in many industry organizations, acting as Assistant Chairman of her ULI council, member of the University of Colorado National Advisory Board of the Real Estate Center, and was formerly on the regional boards of NAIOP and ICSC. Ann is active in civic activities, serving on the Board of Advisors of Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Colorado Children's Hospital, Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine Board of Advisors and previously was an officer of the Colorado Outward Bound School Board of Trustees. She is also a member of Women Corporate Directors.

    Ann has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University and an MBA from Harvard University. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Craig, and they have two adult children.


    Kim Sperry

    Colton Sudberry
    President and CEO - Sudberry Properties

    As President and CEO, Colton has maintained the company’s focus on mixed-use and town center developments with an emphasis on urban in-fill and master-planned communities. The firms’ major projects under development include the award-winning 235-acre master-planned community of Civita in San Diego’s Mission Valley, the 465-acre El Corazon mixed-use community and SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, the 850,000-square-foot Watermark mixed-use project in San Diego’s Scripps Ranch as well as several others throughout San Diego County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles. The firm also specializes in entitling particularly challenging and complicated properties. Before joining the firm in 1997, Sudberry was involved in all aspects of the retail leasing process in both the development and re-development of major retail properties for the Corti Gilchrist Partnership and CBRE. Sudberry has a master’s degree of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and dual bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. At UC Boulder, Colton was a member of the 1990 National Champion, Big 8 Champion, and Orange Bowl Champion football team. Sudberry is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. He is also a member and former member of the board of directors of NAIOP San Diego. He serves as a board member of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, the National Advisory Board of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center, the San Diego City College Foundation and Santa Fe Christian Schools.


    Case Swenson
    President - Swenson Builders

    Bruce Tabb
    President - Environmental Development

    Cyndi Thomas
    Partner - Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners

    As a partner and executive vice president of Etkin Johnson’s Asset Management team, Cyndi Thomas oversees the management, financial performance and business strategy for the company’s extensive property portfolio. Leveraging her extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, financing, restructurings, and asset management, Cyndi helps drive a progressive approach to Etkin Johnson’s asset management that consistently results in income-producing properties with favorable appreciation. Outside of Etkin Johnson, Cyndi is an executive committee board member of the Urban Land Institute – Colorado Chapter and a member of the CU Real Estate Council International Advisory Board.


    Phil Welch
    Managing Partner - Somerset Apartment Management LLC

    Philip Welch is a founder of Somerset Partners and Director of Multi-Family operations. He has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and is involved in all acquisition, debt and equity financing and capital market activities for the firm. Prior to founding Somerset, Mr. Welch was a vice president in the Princeton (NJ) office of LCOR and an associate in real estate finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Welch holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Wharton School.


    Cooper Williams
    Principal - Essex Financial Group

    Cooper is a principal at Essex Financial Group. Cooper’s responsibilities for the company include sourcing and underwriting new debt and equity opportunities, building borrower and lender relationships, and helping with the day-to-day management and strategic planning of the firm. Cooper has extensive experience along the loan production continuum. Since 2010, Cooper has helped source, underwrite, and close over $1.4 billion in first mortgage debt.

    Prior to joining Essex, Cooper worked in various project management positions for K. Hovnanian Homes in Southern California where he was responsible for managing the development, construction, marketing, and sales process for several residential communities in San Diego and Bakersfield, CA. Cooper holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and an undergraduate degree in business administration and real estate finance from the University of Southern California. Cooper is a proud Colorado native, supporter of the CU Real Estate Center, and active member in NAIOP Colorado.


    Gregg Wolpert
    Co-President - Stahl Real Estate Company

    Andrea Woodhams
    Solutions Manager - Rentlytics

    As a Solutions Manager for a real estate tech start-up, Rentlytics, Andrea Woodams leverages broad commercial real estate experience and an agile, project-oriented approach, empowering clients to dive deeper into their operational and financial data. Utilizing a centralized, system-agnostic Business Intelligence platform and a recently launched product, Renovation Manager, both owners and managers are able to drive performance and increase returns across their portfolios.

    Prior to her current role, Andrea was a Senior Consultant with GPG Advisers, a strategy, operations, and technology consulting firm, where she worked with multiple office and retail REITs. Her background also includes brokerage, management, and development experience across multiple asset classes.

    A Colorado native, she earned both her MBA as well as a bachelor's degree in Finance from the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder. With an interest in education and mentorship, Andrea has served as co-chair for the CU Real Estate Young Alumni Board, and currently serves on the CU Real Estate Center's International Advisory Board, on the Quarterly Meeting and Advancement Committee.


    Chris Woodruff
    President - The Cotton Companies

    Christopher Woodruff, a real estate professional of 15+ years, is the President of The Cotton Companies, an independent real estate development and investment company in Columbus, Georgia. Established in 2015, The Cotton Companies mission is to create positive growth in the community through the built environment. It accomplishes this with creative and sustainable real estate development and prudent regional real estate investment. The company’s inaugural project was a 10,500-square foot LEED Silver Certified, adaptive reuse development located in downtown Columbus. Shortly thereafter, the company completed a project working alongside Uptown Columbus, Inc. to create Columbus’s first urban pocket park in the median of Broadway. Known as “The Grove”, this development activated an underutilized parcel of land to create a new gathering place for visitors to enjoy the beautiful downtown environment.

    Christopher is an advocate and leader in the Columbus community and has recently been accepted into the Leadership Georgia Class of 2018. In 2017, the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce awarded him with the prestigious, Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Three years prior, Christopher’s civic leadership efforts and successes were recognized when the Chamber of Commerce awarded him with the J.R. Allen Yong Leader Award, an accolade bestowed upon an outstanding young leader in the Columbus community. In 2013, he was named Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Under Forty” - a recognition of the state’s best and brightest in business, government, nonprofits, education, politics, media, healthcare and the arts. During this same year, Chris was recognized with the city’s Mayoral Columbus Service Award. Three years prior, he was named one of Columbus’ “Top 5 Under 40”– an honor awarded by Columbus & The Valley Magazine each year to outstanding business leaders in the area under the age of forty.

    His present community involvement includes service on the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley and Uptown Columbus, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Columbus State University Foundation, Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and is Chairman of The J.W. & Ethel Woodruff Foundation.

    Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Auburn University where he now sits on the Master’s of Real Estate Development Program Advisory Council. Chris will receive his MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Clemson University in June 2018.


    Alex Zikakis
    President - Capstone Advisors