Denver Commercial Real Estate Association Selects New Leader | Business

Denver’s largest commercial real estate association has selected Rachel Marion to lead the organization.

Marion, who previously served as Director of Government Affairs at Denver International Airport, succeeds Katie Kruger as CEO of the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors. It started on Monday.

“Rachel brings a full resume of skills and experience with first-hand knowledge of the Denver metro real estate landscape and a proven track record of creative problem-solving approaches at the local, state and federal levels,” said the chairman of the association’s board of directors, Charley Will. said in a statement. “She has earned the respect and admiration of business leaders and elected officials through her holistic approach to legislative and regulatory affairs, strategy development and advocacy.”

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With more than 2,000 members, the association presents itself as the largest commercial real estate group in the country.

“We are at a pivotal moment in the growth of our region – facing important decisions that will shape our future for decades to come,” Marion said in a statement. “Commercial real estate will continue to play a vital role in defining this vision within our cities. I am honored to have the opportunity to build on Katie’s incredible legacy and look forward to boldly leading DMCAR through these issues in a collaborative and inclusive way.

Kruger took over as Colorado market leader and CBRE’s senior managing director earlier this month.

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Marion has previously “represented a variety of startups, large corporations, industry associations, landowners, utilities, real estate developers, contractors, special districts and community organizations through projects and results. successful policies in her consulting role at CRL Associates,” according to the release. The Denver native is a lawyer and a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School.

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“Rachel’s passion for this city is unmatched and her career path has brought her into contact with the industries and issues most critical to our association and our members,” said Will. “From commercial real estate to energy and transportation issues, she demonstrated a clear understanding of the complex challenges we face and communicated her vision to help move our city and state forward with a responsible approach.”

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