Bruce O'Donnell - Moderator at ULI Colorado's "DIA, the Westin, and Denver's Aerotropolis! A Panel, Tour, and Holiday Celebration!"

Bruce O'Donnell - Moderator at ULI Colorado's "DIA, the Westin, and Denver's Aerotropolis! A Panel, Tour, and Holiday Celebration!"

About Us

STARBOARD, established in Denver in 2002, serves in the capacities of Strategic Advisor, Owners Representative and Project Manager for all types of land use, entitlement, pre-development and public improvement undertakings in Colorado.  On behalf of our client partners STARBOARD manages strategic land planning and feasibility efforts for positioning property to achieve its highest and best use.  This work includes strategic master planning; and the processing and securing of entitlements for property; to include annexation, zoning, Special District formation, sub division & plat, water rights and site development plan approvals.

STARBOARD frequently works with real estate developers, special districts, urban renewal authorities, water providers and municipalities to provide expert assistance with infrastructure and public improvement financing for real estate development projects.



Bruce O'Donnell, Principal |

Bruce C. O’Donnell is president of STARBOARD Realty Group.  Bruce is a fifth generation Coloradoan with an extensive background in land use, entitlements, master planning and real estate development; as well as infrastructure and water development.  STARBOARD specializes in project management and processing for land development, entitlements, pre-development services, master planning and the securing of all types of governmental approvals for real estate development projects.

Mr. O’Donnell, who’s twenty plus years of experience in successfully processing and securing approvals for annexations, zoning, subdivisions, site plans and water rights; as well as master planning and solving for urban design, water conservation and transportation solutions, has entitled over 10,000 acres of land, including water resource management and infrastructure finance in multiple Colorado jurisdictions.  Bruce has extensive experience and expertise organizing and working with numerous metropolitan and special districts throughout Colorado, including financing, designing and constructing public infrastructure and water systems serving all types of real estate developments and communities.

Bruce’s clients have included Cypress Real Estate Advisors, D4 Urban, LLC, L.C. Fulenwider, Inc., Koelbel & Company, The TOD Group, the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners, Lincoln Property Company, Vickers Real Estate Interests, Cherokee Investment Partners, the City of Denver, Denver International Airport, Stonebridge Companies, the AG Spanos Company, Enviro Finance Group, the Gates Rubber Company, Weston Solutions, Inc., MAV Development, Trammell Crow Company, Forest City Stapleton, Colorado Public Radio, the Denver Water Board, the Commerce City Urban Renewal Authority, East West Partners, United Properties, Sterling Ranch, Adams 12 School District and Continuum Partners as well as numerous municipalities and Special Districts throughout Colorado.  

Mr. O’Donnell recently completed his third term as a Planning Commissioner for the City and County of Denver.  While a Denver Planning Board member he served on the City’s Land Use and Transportation Plan Advisory Committee which oversaw the creation of Denver’s Land Use and Transportation Plan, Blueprint Denver.

Bruce serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado District, is a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership; and is on the board of the Colorado Historical Foundation Revolving Loan Fund. 

Suzanne Wilson, Senior Project Director |

Suzanne began her real estate career in 2004 as an attorney in the Real Estate, Development, Land Use and Finance group at the Denver based law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP (now Bryan Cave LLP). In this capacity, she has successfully taken numerous large real estate transactions to the closing table, both on behalf of buyers and banks. She has worked with municipalities and counties in numerous jurisdictions in the permitting process and has assisted clients with both the acquisition and development of their property. In 2008, Suzanne transitioned to a real estate consulting firm as a Senior Project Manager assisting clients with all aspects of real estate development including complex due diligence, entitlements and permitting issues.  In this capacity, Suzanne turned her focus to the business side of the real estate marketplace. 

Suzanne joined Starboard in early 2016.  In this capacity, she manages complex due diligence and entitlement projects both for developer and non-real estate clients in both the private and public sector.    This work includes work on rezonings and annexations, as well as general land use advisory services. While Suzanne is not practicing law at STARBOARD, she brings experience in both the legal and business aspects of real estate development to Starboard as well as a commitment to assisting her clients with even the most complicated real estate issues. 

Suzanne graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 2004 with honors (Order of St. Ives). While at DU, she was selected as a teaching assistant in the legal writing program and worked with Professor Jan Laitos on the 2003 update to Law of Property Rights Protection Limitations on Governmental Powers. Prior to entering law school, Suzanne was the International Media Relations Coordinator for an international business newswire. She graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN with a degree in history. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben and their children as well as running, skiing and cooking."