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The Real Estate Challenge

The Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge (RMREC) is an annual event designed to serve as a learning tool for students of the University of Colorado and University of Denver’s graduate real estate programs and local business community to interface, while assisting the Project Sponsor with development options for the specific property. The prior winners of the competition are listed below. Interested in learning more about the Challenge?

Previous Winners



Schools Competing

Winning School

Winning Architectural Resource


Denver International Airport (DEN)
61st Ave. and Peña Blvd. Site

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Denver
Bow Development - Conflux at 61st & Peña
William Beuerlein
Keenan Black
David Copperman
Erin Everett
William Lam
Alex Welsh
OZ Architecture
2019 The Denver Shops;
Conscience Bay Company

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Denver
Helix Partners - CRUX
Jenny Aragon
Owin Orr
Nicholas Allen
Derek Porterfield
Cody Bell
Karina Rush
Humphries Poli
2018 3800 Xanthia Street; RK Site

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Denver
Odyssey Development Group - Strommen
Adam Graham
Casey Fanganello
Tim Flynn
Ari Steinberg
Demetra Kapuranis
Ross Hardin
Chase Seigel

OZ Architecture
2017  TERMINAL at 51st

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Colorado
BRAND Partners - Coalesce
Chris Antonov
Katie Bloudoff-Indelicato
Joseph Donadio
Daniel Nichols
Juan Nino
Connor Richardson
James Roy II
 2016 Westminster Station
City of  Westminster

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Denver
Colorado Contemporary - The Mosaic
Kiki Boone
Jamie Iuliano
Scott McDonald
Greg Mikulecky
Martha O'Connell
Katie Wear
 KTGY Architecture & Planning
 2015 Midtown Industrial Center, 
Westfield Development Co. 

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Denver
Visionary Partners - The RiNo Link
Adelicia Colmenero
Rebecca Wiener
Erik Husted
Jerad Larkin
Matthew Verson
Tyler Duman
Adam Moore
Joe Larkin
 2014 Town of Parker, 
Mainstreet Site

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Denver
Perry Bacalis
Beau Breck
Stephen Hawkins
Paul Moore
Brad Vander Vliet
Sean Wiseman
 2013 Boulder Civic Area,
A City of Boulder Project

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Colorado
Andrew Browning
Jason Elliott
Cody Kirkpatrick
Dan Konecny
Nathan Stern
Andrea Woodhams

Legislative Advocacy

PURPOSE:  To define NAIOP Colorado's Legislative Advocacy program, recognize its strengths and weaknesses, maintain fiscal responsibility, develop a plan to strengthen our position as the "voice of the commercial real estate development industry."

VISION:  Advancing public policy that enhances and protects commercial real estate.

MISSION:  NAIOP Colorado, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is a prime voice for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate in the public policy arena.  NAIOP advances public policy that protects and encourages responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live.

Who We Are

NAIOP's Developing Leaders (DL) program is the catalyst you’ve been looking for to propel your career to the next level. We provide the tools, networking and resources you need to gain that competitive edge. If you are a commercial real estate professional who’s 35 or under, your DL community can take you from where you are now, to where you want to be!

What We Do...

DL Mentor Program

The NAIOP Colorado DL Mentor Program is designed to match a limited number of mentees (aged 35 years or under) with a highly experienced industry professional, who will provide mentees the opportunity to learn different aspects of the real estate industry. In addition, mentors will share career and professional advice in an effort to develop your ability to succeed in life and in the real estate industry.

Year-Round Activities:

Real Estate Project Tours

Informative tours of a various real estate projects led by the developers, owners and architects who share their vision and talk candidly about the successes and challenges of their respective developments. Past events have incorporated Bike Bar Project Tours in and around Denver for a fresh take on touring.  

Skiing with the Icons
A modern twist on "Dinner with the Icons." Icons are veteran Denver real estate professionals and NAIOP members from various industries who are proven to be commendable leaders in their field.  In 2014 we decided to take advantage of Colorado's beautiful geography and create a fresh event, where Icons and Developing Leaders (age 35 and under) spend a full day skiing at Arapahoe Basin, networking, enjoying a private catered breakfast, and apres ski event, plus round-trip chartered bus services.  This is where DL's get one on one time with the "Icons" of the commercial real estate industry in Colorado, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional network. This event is typically held in late February/early March.

Education/ Webinars
  • Day at the Capitol
  • DL Spotlight Luncheons with Committee Meetings | Leadership Spotlight Webinar
  • Real Estate Hot Topics Events
Real Estate on the Rocks | Virtual Market Mixers
Quarterly gatherings at various locations throughout the Denver Metro area where our Developing Leader members network with other NAIOP members in a relaxing setting. Visit the DL Calendar of Events for details. Virtual Market Mixers - Pour a glass of your favorite beverage and come mingle with your peers. Whether you’re interested in making new connections, generating business opportunities, comparing market notes, or just want to socialize with your NAIOP friends, we want to see you!The hour long session will consist of a series small breakout rooms hosted by DL Committee leaders. Breakout room assignments will be randomized and reshuffled every 15-minutes or so. Please come connect and talk some shop with us!

NAIOP Colorado DL's Community Volunteer Day
Active and consistent volunteer day's throughout the calendar year feature a call to the NAIOP Colorado membership including our full contact list to participate in various community driven needs. Events have provided outreach to the Denver Rescue Mission, Denver Parks & Rec, Food Bank of the Rockies, and more... 
(with pdf of Preview of Events)
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Golf Classic
Property Tour
Winter Classic

NAIOP Colorado

As a NAIOP member, you’ll stay in the loop on the latest industry trends, with access to exclusive social events, powerful influencers and quality professional development opportunities that will help you accelerate your career and profits — and you’ll have serious fun along the way.

1. Accelerate your career and profits.

We help you find new business opportunities and put the pieces in place to close the deal. You’ll grow personally and professionally and gain the leadership skills, relevant knowledge and powerful connections to take your career and profits to the next level.

2. Connect with the partners and tools that matter.

NAIOP Colorado easily connects you to key players and valuable resources that can have a meaningful impact on your business. That means you don’t have to waste time,  energy and money aimlessly searching for these productive connections on your own. 

3. We drive legislative and political action.

We take a stand on legislative and political issues affecting your business, and we drive solutions that are best for the industry and Colorado. We boldly initiate productive conversation on your behalf to remove barriers and shape policy and regulations so that you can do business in a profitable, efficient and responsible way.   

4. It’s social and fun.

We’re serious about commercial real estate, but we’re also seriously fun. You can socialize and let loose with people who care about the same things you do, while also building valuable business relationships with powerful industry influencers. 

5. Stay in the loop.

Today’s world moves fast, and our industry moves even faster. We keep you updated on the latest happenings, trends and opportunities — you won’t miss out on any potential deals and profitable partnerships.   

6. Leadership you can trust.

We look out for your best interests. Always. You can count on us to fulfill our promises and do what it takes to get business done the right way — even when it’s hard.   

Check out what we offer

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