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2017 Commercial Real Estate Initiative Forum

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Starts On - August 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Ends On - August 15, 2017 - 9:30am
475 17th St, 2nd Floor
Denver , CO 80202

"Wanted: Transformative Development in North Denver"

The National Western Center (NWC) and Colorado State University have embarked on an expansive, 20-plus year, redevelopment of the 250 acres campus. It is one of six portfolio projects that the City of Denver collectively refers to as the North Cornerstone Collaborative. According to the North Cornerstone website, the goal is to coordinate the six portfolio projects underway in these neighborhoods to build a better, greener, and more connected North Denver.

At this year's Commercial Real Estate Forum, we'll explore how the Ethic of Regeneration is being used to guide all planning, design, construction and operational components of the NWC redevelopment plan. Regenerative Development is defined as the process of cultivating the capacity and capability in people, communities, and other natural systems to renew, sustain, and thrive.

People and communities are at the center of regenerative development so in the NWC Guiding Principles you will find both a requirement to create net zero districts for energy, waste and water, as well as the directive to create programming that supports neighborhood identity, the local economy, job opportunities and economic development.

Attend the forum on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. to learn more about upcoming opportunities to get involved and to network with NWC Partners. After light breakfast and networking, a facilitated panel discussion will be moderated by Mike Biselli, President of Catalyst Health Tech and attendees will have a chance to ask questions during Q&A.


  • Jocelyn Hittle, Director of Denver Operational Initiatives, Colorado State University
  • Mike Biselli, President, Catalyst Health Tech - Moderator
  • Kelly Leid, Executive Director at Office of the National Western Center, City of Denver
  • Anne Hayes, Partner, Westfield Company


  • 7:30-8:20 a.m. — Breakfast and networking
  • 8:20-9:15 a.m. — Panel discussion
  • 9:15-9:30 a.m. — Audience Q&A

Continuing education
This event has been approved for 1 GBCI continuing education (CE) hour that counts toward credential maintenance. It also is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU).

Sponsorships are available and start at only $500. Contact Dannie Miller for more information.

Platinum sponsor:

dlr group

Gold sponsor:

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Silver sponsor:

csna architects davis partnership architects

About the National Western Center
The National Western Center (NWC) represents a visionary transformation of the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum sites into a year-round destination and regional asset, enhancing these current Denver landmarks for the next 100 years.

With 250 acres of redeveloped land, the NWC will support Denver's global standing as a world-class hub for agriculture and innovation.

The master planning effort will bolster a variety of opportunities through the involvement of our founding partners including city & county of Denver, Western Stock Show Association, Colorado State University (CSU), the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and History Colorado. In addition, a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) made up of residents, business owners, and other stakeholders from the surrounding Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods is also an integral part of the project.

NWC strives to be an international model for an educational, research and development community - to meet the needs of the 21st century.