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Burns School Student Activities

Each year, students at the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management participate in a variety of hands-on, experiential learning projects and competitions. Learn more about their involvement and see the difference our students are making for the Denver community

Burns School Playhouse Project

See how students from the Burns School collaborated with David Weekley Homes in the 2015 Playhouse project to benefit one of our veterans.

An annual project led by Burns School students to plan and build a life-sized playhouse for the family of suggested by a charity organization. The past years have provided a playhouse for families of the Wounded Warrior organization.

Executive Real Estate Roundtable (ERER)

Since its inception in 1997, this group has met 10 times per year on the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of July and December, on the DU campus. Speakers are chosen for their areas of expertise and relevance to the trends of the industry. We offer both individual and corporate memberships. Guest fees are $40, alumni are $35 and students are $5 per meeting.

Breakfast sponsorship is available for each meeting. See the breakfast sponsorship information sheet or contact Marie McNichol for more information.

As a precaution due to COVID-19 concerns, events have been postponed. We will announce new dates as soon as they’re available.

2021 Membership

Annual membership runs January through November. (There are no meetings in July or December.) Annual membership is $350 for the year, $300 for Daniels alumni. New members are always welcome! Fees are prorated for those who join after January 7.

For membership information contact Nicole Gleason. To join ERER, new members should complete the membership form. You can renew or pay for a new membership online.

Past ERER Presentations


Oct. 8, 2020
Speakers: Davis Partnership Architects, Principals Ann Adams, Lynn Moore and Patrick Lee
Topic: Update on the National Jewish Health Expansion Project
Sponsor: Mortenson
View the presentation

March 12, 2020
Speakers: Alexandra E. Durkee; Associate, Development; Hines | Jessie Johnson, Principal, DLR Group
Topic: T3 RiNo—Mass Timber Project
Sponsor: DLR Group
View the presentation

Feb. 13, 2020
Speaker: Josh Marinos and Jeff Jones
Topic: An Update on RiNo Projects
Sponsor: S.A. Miro
View the presentation

Jan. 9, 2020
Speaker: KC Conway, economist
Topic: The Mountain Region’s 2020 Vector Analysis for CRE: Where to Invest and Why
Sponsor: CIM Colorado/Wyoming Chapter
View the presentation

November 14, 2019
Speaker: Rick Will, Founding Partner, Legends Partners
Topic: Gates District at the Broadway Station
View the presentation

October 10, 2019
Speaker: Randy Thelen, Vice President, Economic Development, Denver Downtown Partnership
Topic: Downtown Denver Present and Future
View the presentation

September 12, 2019
Speakers: Lauren Brockman, Partner, Convergence Multifamily Real Estate Group
Topic: Rent Control: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
View the presentation

August 8, 2019
Speakers: Christopher Gray, City of Westminster | Tricia Allen, Adams County Economic Development | Debbie Tuttle, City of Northglenn
Topic: North I-25 Development Update: Part II
View the presentation

June 13, 2019
Speakers: Mary Wohnrade, PE Principal Engineer, and Kyle B. Reeder, PE Project Manager | Wohnrade Civil Engineers
Topic: UAS Applications in Real Estate and Land Development
View the presentation

May 9, 2019
Speaker: Jon Buerge | Chief Development Officer | Urban Villages
Topic: Update on Larimer Square Issues
View the presentation

April 11, 2019
Speakers: Jill Mendoza, Senior Economic Development Specialist, City and County of Broomfield | Adam Krueger, Assistant Director, Economic Development, City of Thornton
Topic: Colorado’s Northern Corridor
View the City of Broomfield presentation View the City of Thornton presentation

March 28, 2019
Speaker: Brian Phetteplace, Director of Economic Development, Cherry Creek North
Topic: Update on Cherry Creek North BID This presentation is not available. Feel free to email Brian with questions.

February 14, 2019
Speaker: Tracy Winchester, Executive Director
Topic: An Update on Five Points Business District
View the Presentation

January 11, 2019
Tasha Weaver, Colorado Housing & Finance Authority | Benjamin Taylor, Dominium | Amy Johnson, Belveron Partners Topic:Affordable Housing Panel
View the Belveron Presentation
View the Dominium Presentation
View the CHFA Presentation


In conjunction with Daniels Career Services, the Burns School coordinates several company visits on campus each quarter for the purpose of networking and career recruiting.

Company information sessions—Allow companies to connect with the DU student talent base and educate students about the industry. Companies present in a class providing relevance to the course subject, take questions, and potentially sponsor food and bring swag. Interview sign-ups and space can be available.

Post jobs and internships in the Burns Update—The Burns Update is our targeted email newsletter full of department news and events and job postings. It’s the go-to resource for our students and alumni.

Industry panel events—Quarterly speed-meeting networking events featuring alumni and industry partners to bring to campus the full spectrum of career opportunities in real estate and construction management.