Chris Waggett: PRINCIPAL & CEO
The Noble Leader.
Chris has ~36 years’ experience working in the UK, Europe, Australia, and the USA, in both Development and Funds Management, with sector experience in industrial, business-park, CBD office, apartment, condominium, single family residential, and master planned community development, as well as operational experience within the age-restricted/senior living sector.
Chris moved to USA in the Fall of 2006 but following the Global Financial Crisis in 2009 he left corporate life to establish D4 Urban LLC (“D4”) in February 2011 with local partners/landowners.
Chris is the Operating Partner and CEO responsible for the establishment of D4 and securing its initial projects as catalysts for the re-development of the iconic ~75 acre, Denver Design District and associated properties. D4 intends that the project will become a model for sustainable urban redevelopment in Denver and the USA. The project was featured in The ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition in 2009.
Chris has a BSc in Urban Estate Management from Kingston University, London, UK, and a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA). He is a professional Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), is a former Associate of the Australian Property Institute (API), served on the Property Council of Australia – NSW Planning Committee, and was an inaugural Board Director of the Green Building Council of Australia.
In the US, Chris is a Member of the ULI, is an Alumnus of the Transit Alliance Citizens Academy (2011-02), was honored as the “Outstanding Graduate of the Citizens Academy, 2011-02” and served as a Director and Board Chair of the Colorado-based, Transit Alliance. He served as a member of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) that provided input into the Metro Vision 2040 planning process (2013-2014) following which he was awarded the agency’s 2015 “Distinguished Service Award” for outstanding contributions to the work of DRCOG. During 2015, he also served on Mayor Michael B.Hancock’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the City of Denver. Most recently he was a ULI CO Moderator for the 2017-18 Partnership Forum that mentored Young Leaders to discuss land use issues, career development, and projects in a confidential setting, and a Judge on the ULI CO Impact Awards for 2019, and returning Judge in 2021.