Citiventure Associates is a Denver-based real estate advisory firm specializing in transformational projects and public-private transactions. Established in 1991, the company has become known for its capacity to analyze opportunities, set the program, organize implementation, and guide the development to get results. With background working in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and in multiple aspects of real estate. Citiventure delivers straight talk, inspired visions based on pragmatic analysis, catalytic elements, collaborative partnerships, and disciplined follow-through.
“She had the financial, private and public sector experience to help the Denver Dry project work. Marilee understands how transportation and mixed used development come together to make communities work”
Jonathan Rose – CEO | Affordable Housing Development Corporation, Katonah, NY
President of Citiventure Associates LLC, Marilee has been developing executable solutions for tough land use problems for over 25 years. She has worked in more than 40 cities across the U.S. and globally, bringing best practices and innovation to urban projects.
Marilee is well-positioned to advise regionally, nationally, and globally in real estate matters, having recently served as the Executive Vice President for District/National Councils at the Urban Land Institute, based in Washington D.C. For five years she managed ULI's offices in 75 cities around the world, including in Europe, Asian and the Americas. In this role, she advised and worked with key ULI staff, government officials, economic development directors, economists, financial resources, developers, academics, urban planners, transportation directors, and other high-level professionals to encourage best practices in smart, resilient, and healthy urban growth.
Her work in the Denver region spans multiple-disciplines and roles. She has served as Regional Vice President for the Trillium Corporation, a real estate development company; Director of Asset Management for the City and County of Denver; Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank; and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specialist for RTD, the Regional Transportation District.
Marilee earned a BA in Mathematics and French from Colorado Women's College, an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School, and a Certificate in State and Local Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School.
Professional affiliations include the Counselors of Real Estate designation, the Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors designation, member of the Urban Land Institute, and member of the International Women's Forum.