Marcus brings his unique understanding of the nuances of partnering with local governments from his many years working for Denver City Council. It was his time serving as Council Aide that Marcus first realized the need for need for a community-oriented approach to land use approvals. After leaving Council he became the president of his registered neighborhood organization and worked with developers in and around his neighborhood to garner support and forge agreements to mediate community impacts. He then began to work more and more closely with development clients bringing this organic, neighborhood based outreach into his practice. While representing Shea Properties on the redevelopment of 9th & Colorado (the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center), Marcus was an advocate for the neighbors providing a voice of the community, and for the development plans. He participated in over 300 community meetings on this project alone.
Inherent in the value of bringing voices to the table to shape our communities, Marcus is absolutely dedicated to protecting our vibrant public spaces. He is a founding member of the Civic Center Conservancy and serves on the Denver Parks and Recreation Board.
Marcus was the valedictorian of his Briggsdale High School class, granted his school graduated only 3 students that year. He also graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in Political Science and attended law school at Southern Methodist University before realizing he wanted to return to his true love -- Colorado. Marcus is a scratch landscaper and proud dad to two adorable Bronco fans.
Phil honed his land use and development services skills from his tenure working for the City and County of Denver. While at the City, Phil first worked for Denver City Council where he served as a liaison with constituents and served as a policy advisor. Phil then joined the Mayor’s office and served as the legislative advisor to Mayor Wellington Webb. In this role Phil managed the Mayor’s legislative priorities and represented the Administration on contracts, rezonings and policy initiatives. As part of his strategy in working on legislative priorities, Phil managed the Mayor’s Office outreach to over 200 registered neighborhood organizations. Phil then worked in the planning office as Manager of Land Use Development Projects. After 14 years with the City & County of Denver, Phil decided it was time to work in the private sector, first at a law firm specializing in Governmental Affairs and land entitlement issues, then at TPC as Partner.
Having spent well over 20 years working on development projects in Denver, Phil has vast experience in working with the City and gaining project approvals. His knowledge of how the City operates is unparalleled – and uniquely helpful for clients navigating the processes.
Phil holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a JD from Creighton Law School. He is a member of both the Colorado and Nebraska Bar and a Real Estate Broker. Phil lives in Lowry with his family. A veteran of innumerable political campaigns, Phil is well regarded for his deep knowledge of Denver historical trivia.