Building Communities with Strong Values

The mission of Urban Ventures is to redevelop urban properties into communities that make a positive contribution to the neighborhood fabric and create sustaining value.

Our Focus

Healthy Places

Sustainable Communities

Affordable Housing

Adaptive Reuse

Urban Ventures is an active player in developing projects that facilitate the link between human health and the built environment. We create places that promote healthy eating and active living to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. We design our projects with transit, walkability, bikability, physical activity and healthy food access in mind. One of our newest developments, Aria Denver, has entered into a partnership with Regis University on a project called Cultivate Health, to support the health and wellness of residents in the surrounding neighborhood by promoting an active lifestyle, increasing access to healthy food and offering integrated health services.

From its inception in 1998, Urban Ventures has embraced environmentally-friendly building techniques and practices. We approach each project with social, environmental and economic sustainability as our underlying goal. Through smart design, technology and community building practices we maximize potential and minimize waste to create lasting communities for future generations to follow. Residents living in Aria Denver participate in the Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, a credit-based program which supports Denver neighborhoods interested in deepening their sustainability efforts.

Urban Ventures is deeply committed to building quality projects that address the rising demands for affordable housing. Many of our projects blend market rate and affordable units with the goal of creating vibrant urban places for people of varying incomes while securing local jobs. Both Monarch Mills and Fire Clay Lofts, feature  ideally located, attractive residential units with modern amenities. They include 56 and 34 affordable housing units respectively.

Urban Ventures recognizes the enormous opportunity that lies in the rejuvenation of historic sites. We see adaptive reuse as a practical, sustainable solution that creates a sense of place and identity through the preservation of rich, historic character. Fire Clay Lofts, breathed new life into a decades-vacant industrial area and transformed dilapidated industrial buildings into two award-winning blocks of mixed-income, mixed-use development.


Susan Powers


Shannon Cox Baker

Vice President, Development

Mariel Beaudoin

Development Associate

Tess Williams

Development Assistant

Deidreia Gomez

Chief Financial Officer

Pat Banker

Office Manager


Susan Powers featured in Mile High CRE’s

Check out Susan Powers feature in Mile High CRE’s “The Sky’s the limit: 3 Female Leaders in Denver CRE”. Excited to have Powers be recognized for her visionary leadership. …
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Susan Powers Receives Historic Denver’s Ann Love Awa...

Susan Powers to receive the Ann Love Award at the 47th Annual Historic Denver awards dinner at the Brown Palace on November 1, 2017.     Historic Denver to honor preservationists, projects at annual awards dinner. …
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Cassie Wright and Mariel Beaudoin nominated for 2017 CREW ...

CREW is excited to honor women who are reaching new heights in the Denver commercial real estate industry at this years Women of Influence Awards event. Urban Ventures’ Cassie Wright is nominated for the Top Achiever award in the Real Estate Development / Asset and Investment Management category. …
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