Marilee Utter, CRE, FRICS
Founder and President, Citiventure Associates LLC
Nationally recognized as an expert in urban redevelopment, Marilee Utter is Founder and President of Citiventure Associates LLC and Managing Partner of P3 West, LLC. Both firms work nationally and focus on public private transactions, infrastructure, and development of mixed-use projects, transit oriented developments, failed mall sites, and large-scale master-plans.
Recently, Marilee spent the past five years as Executive Vice President, District/National Councils, at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a 35,000-member global organization dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Responsible for the growth and success of ULI’s local offices, she oversaw the staff and operations of 70+ National and District Council offices around the world, and held executive team responsibility for strategy and management. In addition to experience as a banker with (now) Wells Fargo Bank and a private developer (with Trillium Corporation managing the revitalization of Denver’s Central Platte Valley rail yards), she previously established the Office of Asset Management for the City and County of Denver, and the Department of Transit-Oriented Development for the Denver Regional Transit District.
With this unique background, Marilee has become a nationally known speaker, writer, and advisor on innovative approaches to community redevelopment and urban issues. Marilee holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School, a certificate in State and Local Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and designations from the Counselors of Real Estate and the Fellows of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. She is a past national Trustee for the Urban Land Institute and Chair of the Colorado District Council, and member of the International Women’s Forum. In addition, she serves on the boards of many community organizations, including the Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation.