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Committee Leadership

Executive Officer: Chérie Talbert, HBA of Metro Denver, 303-551-6734

President: Rick Dengler, 303-790-6592

Vice-President: Roger Hollard, Land Perspectives, 303-726-2147

Immediate Past-President: John Vitella, Vitella Partners, 303-210-4964

Treasurer: Diana Rael, Norris Design, 303-892-1166

Board Members

Peter Benson, Koelbel & Company, 303-758-3500 ext. 8782

Al Cunningham, PCS Group, Inc., 303-531-4905

Aaron Foy, BLVDWAY Communities, 303-955.4421

Skyler Hager, Shea Homes, 720-348-3008

Jim Hayes, Oakwood Homes, 303-486-8644

Tom Kaufman, Antonoff & Company Brokerage, 303-669-8118

Karl Knapp, CVL Consultants, 720-249-3527

Heidi Majerik, Southern Land Company, 303-888-3866

Jeff McGovern, 303-703-8606

Carl Nelson, Oread Capital, 303-947-0744 

Matt Osborn, Front Range Communities, 303-598-5970

Bruce Rau, Oakwood Homes, 303-486-8500 

James Spehalski, Marathon Land, 303-920-9400

Peter Tobin, Land Title Guarantee Company, 303-321-1880

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Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee


Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee's Mission

The Metro Housing Coalition (MHC) is the political arm of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver. Led by a Board of Directors composed of HBA builder and associate members, the MHC works to inform local and state governmental officials about homebuilding issues through the election process, individual meetings, workshops and events.

2020 County Election Cycle - In Process

The MHC interviews and supports political candidates based on permit activity and issues within our territory covering thirty-four municipalities and eight counties in the metro Denver region. *Those who elect to interview with the MHC and those who support a vibrant and affordable housing market are those who receive an endorsement and/or a contribution from the Metro Housing Coalition.

SHELTER AMID COVID | Providing housing, jobs

Chérie Talbert, CEO, HBA of Metro Denver

Chérie Talbert, CEO, Home Builders Association of Metro Denver

The past six months have certainly been difficult for our state. Colorado — and our state’s citizens, businesses, schools and nonprofits — have risen to the challenge to contain this pandemic, keep our communities safe and healthy, and maintain our economy.

Homebuilders have embraced Colorado’s spirit of collaboration and cooperation to defeat COVID-19 —while keeping tens of thousands of Coloradans working and meeting the demands of our state’s housing needs. The construction industry — including homebuilding, commercial development, and roads and transportation — employs more than 180,000 workers in our state. Keeping these Coloradans safely on the job helped their families and local communities through these tough economic times. Read the entire article on

2020 Political Forum - Cancelled due to COVID
The MHC hosts one premier event every year, the Political Forum.  The 2020 event will be held Wednesday, September 30th.  For tickets & table purchases, please contact Peter Tobin,,  As a reminder, tables sell out quickly.

More info to come!

Contact Chérie Talbert HBA Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of the Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee 303-551-6734 at any time during the year to secure the purchase of your table!

Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates

Increases in house prices and interest rates clearly have an impact on housing affordability. Often, stakeholders are interested in increases due to changes in government regulation. NAHB’s “priced-out” estimates provides a convenient way of putting these changes in context.

Price Increase impacts:

NAHB’s latest estimates show that nationally, a $1,000 increase in the price of a median-priced new home will price 158,857 U.S. households out of the market. Based on their incomes and standard underwriting criteria, each of these households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before the price increase, but not afterward. Read more

Get to Know Us
The MHC Board of Directors is made up of a representation of home builders, developers, and associate members of the HBA of Metro Denver. The Board acts as the governing body of the MHC with the authority to establish policy and implement the objectives of the MHC. The Board consists of up to twenty directors.


  • Advance the interests and political awareness of the homebuilding industry in Metro Denver.
  • Support local and state level candidates as determined by an annual analysis of races.
  • Work to improve the political climate for the homebuilding industry within the Metro Denver region.
  • Help our members and elected officials play a more active role in the public policy and political process surrounding homebuilding issues.
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