Aaron Miripol has 25 years’ of real estate development experience. He has overseen more than $175M in affordable housing and nonprofit facility development. Aaron is the President & CEO of the Urban Land Conservancy (ULC).
He joined ULC in 2007 and leads this unique real estate company in Metro Denver on the strategic acquisition and development of land and buildings to preserve and enhance their benefits for underserved communities. To date ULC has invested in 28 properties totally over $75 million, and ranging from vacant lots, to developing 600,000 sf. of non-profit facilities, and preserving and developing over 1,000 units of affordable housing in partnership with for profits and nonprofits. In the last year over 5,000 people (more than 80% are low income households) were served by ULC’s acquisitions and 800 jobs are supported by its real estate investments.
Aaron is the Board Chair of Wyatt Academy (K-8) in Denver’s Cole Neighborhood, and a board member of Housing Colorado, the statewide advocate for affordable housing. He is also a volunteer coach for East HS summer rugby.
Prior to his work at ULC, Aaron was the Executive Director of Thistle Community Housing, providing oversight on one of the fastest growing non-profit housing providers in Colorado. In his nine years at Thistle, the organization’s affordable housing production grew from 100 homes to 1,000 rental and ownership homes valued at over $70 million. Most importantly, Thistle grew from serving 250 people a year to over 3,000 people annually in need of affordable housing.
Before moving to Colorado, Aaron worked in Baltimore running two community development corporations, Southwest Visions and The Loading Dock.
Aaron was a Goldsmith Scholar in International Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has his BA in History & International Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, and a Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.