(Chicago)—July 10, 2018—Marilee Utter, CRE®, has been nominated to serve as 2021 chair of The Counselors of Real Estate® professional association. Ms. Utter is president, Citiventure Associates, LLC, Denver, where she advises clients and municipalities on public/private partnerships, urban and transit-oriented development, and organizational strategy.
Invited to Counselor membership in 1996, Ms. Utter has consistently been active in the organization’s programs and initiatives. She has chaired or served on numerous committees, including strategic planning, external affairs, business issues, communications, membership development, and finance. She has also chaired the CRE Consulting Corps steering committee, a number of task forces and awards committees, served as a liaison vice chair in 2001, and serves as a trustee of The Counselors of Real Estate Foundation.
Ms. Utter holds a BA in Mathematics and French from Colorado Women’s College, an MBA from UCLA, and a certificate in state and local policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She was previously an executive vice president at the Urban Land Institute; transit-oriented development specialist for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver; regional vice President, Trillium Corporation; director of asset management for the City and County of Denver; and vice president, First Interstate Bank. She contributed to the book Managing Government Property Assets: International Experiences.
The Counselors of Real Estate an international consortium of recognized problem solvers who provide reliable, state of the art advice on real property. The organization is known for thought leadership, extraordinary professional reach (more than 50 real estate specialties are represented by its member experts) and objective identification of the issues and trends most likely to impact real estate now and in the future. Membership is extended by invitation and includes principals of real estate, financial, legal, and accounting firms as well as developers, economists, futurists, and leaders of Wall Street and academia. Counselors of Real Estate endowed the MIT Real Estate Center, brought parking garages to China, developed a master plan for the Philadelphia Public Schools and valued Yale University and The Grand Canyon. Award of the CRE® Credential attests to the exceptional real property experience and decision-making skills of the recipient. Counselors reside in 20 countries and U.S. territories.