Susan Powers is the President of Urban Ventures LLC, a real estate development company in Denver which she created in 1998. Urban Ventures focuses its efforts in urban neighborhoods, close to the core of downtown. In each development, there is a strong emphasis on health, community building, economic and social equity, and viability.
Prior to forming this company, Susan was the Executive Director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) for 11 years. During that time, she was involved in the structuring, financing and construction of 18 complex commercial and residential real estate developments that contributed to the successful rebirth of downtown Denver. For the prior 12 years, she held a variety of positions in city management, community development and planning in Colorado and Nevada.
In Colorado, she is active with a variety of civic organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver Community Health Services, Inc, and the Elevation Community Land Trust (ECLT). She is married and has two sons.