We’re dedicated to lifelong learning and professional networking.

The Burns School is dedicated to providing a wealth of networking, continuing education and career events for our students, alumni and industry professionals.


RECM Network

This student organization invites industry leaders from a variety of specializations to talk to the students about their areas of expertise and network with students one-on-one. The club is also active in participating with industry associations and in community events. Learn more»

Alumni and Friends Networking Events

These informal and complimentary networking events are an excellent opportunity for alumni, students and industry professionals in the real estate and construction fields to meet and mingle. Events are hosted off campus by an alum or friend of the School.

Women of Enterprise Forum

The mission of this annual forum is to present top women of the industry, locally and nationally, to speak on topics of shared interest to men and women in the finance, development, brokerage, marketing, lending and management careers within real estate and construction management. The Forum strives to encourage young women to enter the industry and because of that, 75% of all net profits go directly into scholarships for women enrolled in the Burns School.

Affordable Housing Conference

With a community-driven planning committee that works in the affordable housing segment of the industry, this symposium brings to the forefront cutting-edge issues, building methods and financing possibilities that address all issues around affordable housing.

The Burns Society

This invitation-only group of leaders in the industry forms a think-tank to meet approximately six times a year to discuss issues that affect real estate and construction management locally, nationally and internationally. The group discussion is led by Former Director Mark Lee Levine. The society also presents all students of the program with the gift of a professional leather briefcase upon graduation.

The Western Slope Conference

This forum focuses on the specific issues facing construction and development on Colorado’s western slope. There is a strong contingent of alumni and friends of Burns that take the lead in forming committees to support this event each year.

2014 Conference

Held in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Commercial Brokers Network, it will focus on “The Mobility Lifestyle.”

October 10
Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa, Avon, Colorado

Executive Real Estate Roundtable

Since its inception in 1997, this group meets ten times a year on campus. Speakers are chosen for their areas of expertise and relevance to the trends of the industry. There are individual and corporate memberships or attendance on a month-by-month basis can be arranged. Students attend free of charge.

Past Presentations

ERER Breakfast

ERER Breakfast

March 12, 2015
Speaker: Dr. Mark Levine, Burns School of RECM

Current Topics & Trends in Real Estate Tax»

February 12, 2015
Speaker: Jay H. Lindell, Major General, USAF (Ret.), Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Colorado Aerospace and Defense Industry»

January 8, 2015
Speaker: Dr. Glenn Mueller, Burns School of RECM

The Market Cycles of First and Second Tier Cities»

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Speaker: Trey Warren, Vice President, Front Range Land & Development Company

Belleview Station»

October 9, 2014
Speaker: Susan Powers, Urban Ventures, LLC

Building Healthy Places—Next Frontier for the Real Estate Industry»

September 11, 2014
Speaker: Andrea Amonick, City of Aurora

Update & Behind the Scenes Look at Anschutz Medical Campus/Fitzsimons Life Science District»

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Speaker: Jim McGibney, First Century Development LLP

Changes in Our Industry—2014-2025» 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Diane Barrett, Chief Projects Officer, Office of Michael B. Hancock | City and County of Denver

Kelly Leid, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office, City and County of Denver

North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative»

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Speaker: Michael White, Executive Vice President, CBRE/Capital Markets

Developing Trends: Institutional RE Capital in 2014»

Mountain and Western Slope Real Estate Summit

2014 Mountain and Western Slope Real Estate Summit
Friday, October 10

View Speaker Presentations:

Session I: Dr. Glenn Mueller, Economic Update»
Session II: Elizabeth Garner, Changing Demographics»
Session III: Clark Anderson, The Mobility Lifestyle»
Session IV: Companies with Mobility Focus»
Session V: Success is not Static»
Session VI: Real Estate Trends and Opportunities»

DBIA Dallas 2014

2014 DBIA in Dallas, Texas

View Presentation»

AIA P+DC 2014

2014 AIA P+DC
Friday, October 10

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