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The Next Rung

August 20, 2020 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us to hear from some of Denver’s best on what drives them, how to survive changing markets, how they manage the mental game and where the next rung is on the ladder of commercial real estate in Colorado. Hear DMCAR CEO Katie Kruger talk about perseverance, why commercial real estate is one of the grittiest businesses out there and how to foster what it takes to make it in our industry.

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Welcoming Remarks

Katie Kruger, DMCAR CEO

Hear from Katie on her origins in rural Alaska, to working on the trans-Alaskan pipeline to pay for college, to believing in all those who wish to try. Understand why she believes there is so much we can do, during this time. Learn about her inspiration to start The Next Rung and about the hundreds of growing professionals mentored in its spirit over the years.



DMCAR President, Paul Schneider
Principal at Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors


Austin Kane
Vice President and Regional Managing Director at Unico Properties
Known as one of Colorado’s biggest commercial real estate personalities, Austin is a well-known longtime expert on the Metro area’s office markets. Currently he directs an impressive 2.5 million square feet on the owner/landlord side, but his earlier career included more than 15 years of office brokerage services. Learn how Austin approaches the long game of commercial real estate, the pivotal people in his career and advice he gives those looking to join the industry.

Jenny Knowlton
VP Capital Markets Institutional Properties at CBRE
Jenny joins us from one of the most decorated and celebrated investment sector teams in Colorado’s history. With nearly two decades of experience and many years on a team known to excel through hard work and maintaining noteworthy national partners, we look to her to tell us about her secrets to success, what drives her and advice to women joining the commercial real estate industry.

Russell Gruber
Industrial Specialist at Gruber Commercial Real Estate
After an impressive early career as a top producer with several of Colorado’s large commercial real estate firms, Russell now works as an owner and broker in the family business. Someone who believes the industry is made up of people more than structures, he will share his unique background, why he chose this industry and what he believes are the critical qualities to survive.

Felicia Christensen
Team Lead at JLL
Felicia brings us the inside truth on what it takes to serve and lead for one of Colorado’s most iconic top-producing office brokerage teams. The most talented brokers will tell you that it is their support staff and operations that differentiate one from being good to being great. Felicia will share her secrets to managing team stress, what brokers and teams really need to thrive and advice for all those seeking to work with the most driven personalities.


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August 20, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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