Dan Shah

Director of Economic Development

Dan Shah joined the West Colfax BID as Director of Economic Development in September, 2007. Dan has extensive experience working and reflecting on strategies to achieve social change through non-profit and for-profit enterprises, as a legal advisor and executive director. In private practice, as founder of the Center for Community Non-profits at Temple Law School, and a Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, he has represented dozens of small business and non-profit clients, including community based organizations, cooperatives, land trusts, and business ventures, all aimed at social change.

At the same time, he has 10 years experience as a social enterprise director at a Community Development Corporation in New Jersey and with West Colfax Business Improvement District, where he won the Mayor’s Design Award and Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence, and also serves as in-house counsel. He grew up in Evanston, IL, where he developed an enthusiasm for cycling and travel. Dan is a father of three.

Email: dshah@westcolfaxbid.org

Board of Directors

The Mayor appoints new members to the BID board of director when vacancies arise due to term limitations or resignation. If you are a member of the BID and interested in serving as a board member, we want to know!

Cameron Bertron

Board Member

Cameron Bertron is Executive Vice President of Development Services at EnviroFinance Group (www.envirofinancegroup.com) and manages the real estate and financing components of Brownfield and Infill projects. Current projects include redevelopment of the 19-acre former St. Anthony’s Central Hospital Campus and the 77-acre former ASARCO Globeville Refinery in Denver, and the 89-acre Campus Bay Site in Richmond, California. With more than 15 years of public and private sector real estate experience, Cameron brings a hands-on understanding of how successful infill redevelopment projects are structured and financed.

Cameron participates in a wide range of community service activities and currently serves as Board President of the West Colfax Business Improvement District and as chair of the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (www.chfainfo.com/CO4F), a not for profit $10 million investment fund targeting improved access to healthy food in low income communities throughout Colorado.

Prior to coming to EFG, Cameron was Redevelopment Manager for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (www.renewdenver.org) from 2004 to 2011 where he helped facilitate and finance infill projects ranging from adaptive reuse of historic structures to repurposing major facilities into entirely new neighborhoods. Cameron founded Dirt, Inc. in 1999 where he consulted for public and private sector clients from Forest City Enterprises to the American Farmland Trust and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. His practical approach to market analysis, underwriting and pro forma development, community process, and site development, allow him to develop development strategies that are cost effective, market feasible and consistent with the goals and objectives of the surrounding community.

Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master’s degrees in urban planning and public finance from and the University of Colorado.

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Win King

Board Member

For nearly 30 years, Win has endeavored to understand every facet of commercial real estate. His long and diverse career began with his work as a commercial appraiser in Central Florida, included years of property management in Hawaii and culminated here in Denver with the founding of his own Denver-based commercial real estate brokerage firm, King Commercial Real Estate. For some 13 years he honed his skills in Denver first working at Frederick Ross Company (now Newmark Grubb Knight Frank) and later Land Advisors Organization prior to opening King Commercial Real Estate in 2011. A student of learning, in both approaches to and about all asset classes of real estate, has prepared Win for the complex role of specializing in adaptive reuse of buildings and infill land brokerage.

Today, he brings both breadth and depth of commercial real estate experience and expertise to his wide array of clients. Win’s unique approach to problem solving, diligence and dedication have earned him an exceptional reputation in the Denver Metro area and beyond. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, proudly serves as agent for the VFW State Command and several non-profits and was actively involvedwith the American Red Cross for many years. Win earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Florida State University, his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration from Florida International University, and currently resides in Golden, CO.

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Rene Doubleday

Board Member

Rene Doubleday is a serial project manager and communications professional. She currently helps facilitate construction projects for Generator Development, including Little Man Ice Cream in Denver. Prior to Generator, Rene spent 15 years at a full-service advertising agency, working with organizations such as St. Anthony Hospitals, Bellco Credit Union, Central City, and Western Union to name a few.

With her work at St. Anthony Hospitals, Rene had a first-hand view of the transformation on West Colfax. Since that time, she has become part owner of a commercial property on West Colfax and is working to redevelop two buildings on that corridor.
A Colorado native, she graduated cum laude from the University of Denver with a BA in Mass Communications.

SPECIAL DISTRICT TRANSPARENCY NOTICE – 2016

Name of special district  West Colfax Business Improvement District
Address and telephone number of district’s principal business office  

3275 W 14th Ave, #202
303-623-3232

 Denver, CO 80204

Name and telephone number of manager or other primary contact person for district  Dan Shah  303-623-3232
Time and place designated for regular board meetings
3275 W 14th Ave, #202

 2nd Tuesdays each month at 4:30PM

Posting place designated for meeting notice (as per §24-6-402(2)(c), C.R.S.)  

3275 W 14th Ave, #202
District special assessment  $.1023 per square foot
Names of board members (1)   Dennis Gonzalez (2)  Rene Doubleday
(Check applicable boxes for. any board member whose seat will be up for reappointment by the Mayor.)  This term will end in 2017.  Three-year term    This term will end in 2018.  Three-year term
(3) Cameron Bertron
(4) David Goldblatt  
   This term will end in 2019. This term will end in 2017.
   Three-year term  Three-year term
  (5) Win King
 
   This term will end in 2018.   Three-year term  
Contact information if interested in joining district board   Name:  Dan Shah   303-623-3232 dshah@westcolfaxbid.org
Some information herein may be subject to change. Dan Shah, Director  dshah@westcolfaxbid