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.

  • 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
  • Tom Brinegar, Peak Resources
  • Amy Cara, East West Partners
  • Peter Cushman, Oakwood Real Estate Partners
  • Rich Etzkorn, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Cal Fulenwider, LC Fulenwider, Inc. - FOUNDER
  • Doug Grogan, Shaw Construction
  • Stephen Hansen, James Campbell Company
  • Mike LaBelle, Boston Properties
  • JD Lumpkin, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Suzi Morris, Lowe Enterprises
  • James Payne, U.S. Bank
  • William Reynolds, The WW Reynolds Companies - FOUNDER
  • David Sonnenblick, Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, Bever
  • Erich Sengelmann, JLL
  • Ann Sperling, Trammell Crow, Denver CO
  • Colton Sudberry, Sudberry Properties
  • Chris Woodruff, The Cotton Companies

  • 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
  • Co-Chair Conference Committee: Cyndi Thomas, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
  • Co-Chair Conference Committee: Cooper Williams, Essex Financial Group

  • Chair of the Board

    Richard Morgan
    Bancroft Capital
    Senior Vice President

    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

    Tom Brinegar
    Peak Resources, Inc.
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    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

    Amy Cara
    East West Partners
    Denver Managing Partner

    “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.

    Richard Etzkorn
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Executive Managing Director

    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

    Stephen Hansen
    James Campbell Company

    Golden Gate University, M.B.A. - Finance (1985); University of Colorado, B.S. - Business (1984)

    Kim Koehn
    Past Chair of the Council
    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.

    Michael LaBelle
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer 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.

    Suzi Morris
    Lowe Enterprises
    Senior Vice President

    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.

    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 $10 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.
    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.