Zoellner to chair Colorado District Council of Urban Land Institute

Mike Zoellner

Mike Zoellner of ZF Capital will become chair of the Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute.

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He succeeds Tracy Huggins, executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, who served in that role since July 1, 2017.   

Before forming ZFC in 2017, Zoellner was a founding partner of RedPeak Properties (16 years) and Legacy Partners (formerly the western region of Lincoln Property Co.) for 17 years. During this time, he developed and repositioned 70-plus apartment communities in the Rocky Mountain region totaling more than 12,000 units. He is a licensed real estate broker in Colorado.

He is a member of ULI’s National Multi Family Product Council. Previously for ULI Colorado he chaired the 2008 National Placemaking Conference in Denver, served as a mentor in the Real Estate Diversity Initiative and was also co-chair of the Multifamily Housing Council.

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Among his many other community activities, Zoellner is vice chair of the Downtown Denver Partnership and chair of Downtown Denver Inc. He also chairs the Colorado Multifamily Housing Alliance and sits on the Board of Directors for Citywide Banks of Colorado.

Zoellner has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance from Creighton University as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law at Creighton.

As chair, Zoellner will guide the efforts of a 20-person executive committee and staff of four that runs 40-plus programs a year, including registered events, project tours, career development programs, advisory services, publications, product councils and awards.

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During Zoellner’s term, ULI Colorado will host ULI’s global Spring Meeting, May 10-12, 2021. The meeting will draw over 4,000 leaders in real estate and land use from around the world. This summer, ULI Colorado will form a local arrangements committee to plan venues, tours, speakers and sponsorship for the 2021 spring meeting.

Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and retail news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. She also covers the finance market as well as solicits bylines articles and is editor of the Health Care Properties Quarterly. Before joining…