RSVP for March Luncheon
*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on March 8 ***
Luncheon – Thursday, March 14, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden
Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Steve Art, City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development
& Christine McRight, Evergreen Development
Topic: Clear Creek Crossing and the Applewood Area
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Tish Gance, Tish Gance Design Solutions
IMPORTANT – please read:
- If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow “Member Login” button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
- Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we’ll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
- The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.
- If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation.
Speaker – Christine McRight, Evergreen Development
Christine McRight is a Commercial Real Estate Developer with a broad base of experience through an extensive career in sales, analysis and large-scale project development in Metro Phoenix, one of the most dynamic markets in the United States. After almost a decade working with Nathan & Associates through 2005, a market leader in sales of master planned community sites, residential subdivisions, multi-use, retail, multi-family, office and retail sites, Christine joined Macerich to manage major ground-up and redevelopment projects including Fiesta Mall, Estrella Falls and a 300-acre future site in Marana. In 2011, Christine worked with City of Phoenix Downtown Development during a major push of public/private partnerships in the downtown core, where she was responsible for procuring, planning, coordinating, directing, and implementing new development, redevelopment and capital improvement projects including Phoenix Biomedical Campus, ASU Downtown and several major mixed-use RFPs. Currently with Evergreen Development, Christine is leading Clear Creek Crossing in Wheat Ridge, CO, a 110-acre mixed-use project including a new I-70 ramp construction in partnership with CDOT, City of Wheat Ridge and Longs Peak Metropolitan District. The former Cabela’s site is located near Golden at the gateway to Rocky Mountain resorts, with planned land uses such as hospital, entertainment, restaurants, retail, hotels and market-rate multifamily, beginning site deliveries in 2019. Christine is a strategic thinker who approaches opportunities, challenges and projects with a plan, engaging the team in developing the smoothest path, always working toward the best possible outcome.
Christine maintains a commercial real estate market feasibility consulting practice, working with large commercial developers, developers of niche projects supporting underwriting and land use requirements and institutional owners seeking to add value through new development and redevelopment opportunities. In addition, since 2006 she has been an active participant in ULI Arizona Urban Plan, an effort that guides Desert Vista and Brophy College Preparatory high school students through a significant mixed-use case study, while enlightening Christine with new ideas and important insight into the “next generation.”
Christine holds a BS in economics from Arizona State University.
Speaker – Steve Art, City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development
Steve is the Economic Development Manager and the Executive Director for the Wheat Ridge Urban Renewal Authority. Steve works closely with business and development community directing growth and real estate for the community while promoting the values of Wheat Ridge. He has been with the City for just over 8 years.
Steve works regionally with the area Economic Development professionals where he is President for Downtown Colorado, Inc., President of the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, and on the Governing Board for the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.
In his spare time, Steve is a Scuba instructor and enjoys diving, golf and locating the best ‘hole in the wall’ eating establishments in the region.
5 minute Spotlight – Tish Gance, Tish Gance Design Solutions
Standing at a towering height of 4’ 11”, Tish has always had a unique perspective on the world. She was a puzzle prodigy by the age of 4, learned chess at 5, performed her first oil change (solo) on a car at 8, full brake job by 12, and had rebuilt a carburetor from start to finish at 15. Her Alma Mater is Wheat Ridge high school where she was “queen of the geeks”, she ran the chess club and took state her sophomore, junior and senior years in team and individual competition. With great power comes great responsibility, so she used her chess skill to hustle extra money while she put herself through college to get her degree in graphic design. While she was working in the printing industry, Tish watched many epic failures of customers doing their own marketing, and decided needed to do something about the lack of common sense in design and small business. So she started her own Brand Experience Design business in 2015.
Her love of cars and games has been as steady as her lack of filter between her brain to her mouth, all of which have gotten her into some great opportunities and also in some interesting predicaments over the years. She owns 3 vintage Fiats which she does most of the work on herself, is owned by 6 cats (don’t ask how that happened), and met her boyfriend Logan at her weekly board gaming group.