Susan Powers is the President of Urban Ventures, LLC, an eleven year-old real estate development company in Denver which focuses its efforts in urban neighborhoods close to the core of downtown. In each development there is an emphasis on community building in the context of social, environmental and economic viability. Special interests include historic renovation, development of affordable housing, student housing, modular housing and unusual mixed use projects. For the previous eighteen years Ms. Powers held positions with public redevelopment agencies in Colorado. She is active with a variety of civic organizations and is the Chair of the Board of the Urban Land Conservancy, Board member of the Colorado Historical Foundation, and Downtown Denver Inc (DDI), Executive Committee member of ULI-Colorado and serves on The Mayor’s Housing Plan Task Force for the City of Denver. She co-chairs the ULI-Enterprise Workforce Housing Initiative.