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CRL Associates Inc
1625 Broadway Suite 700
CRL Associates was founded in Denver in 1981 and our success is reflected in our longevity. Clients value our commitment to tactical, insightful government affairs and land use counsel, staying with us year after year.
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Holly Nichols, CRL Associates
CRL Who We Are
Holly Brown Nichols / Of Counsel
Holly Nichols joined CRL Associates in 1998 and has extensive experience in project management, policy development and implementation, coalition building and communication.
has helped clients in everything from real estate and development to running an auto race in the streets of Downtown Denver
has an undefeated record implementing successful strategies for a variety of projects including the amendment of an urban renewal district for a convention headquarters hotel; the rezoning of Clayton Lane in Cherry Creek North; rezoning the Canyons project in Douglas County which included over 5,000 acres of agriculturally zoned land; and siting a rail-fed aggregates facility along the US-85 Corridor near Sedalia.
Holly also has held various leadership roles on successful political and community outreach campaigns throughout the region including managing grassroots efforts on the Tourism Pays campaign to expand the Colorado Convention Center; generating regional support for moving through freight rail traffic off the Front Range of Colorado; and, helping pass hundreds of millions in infrastructure improvements to build a new soccer stadium in Commerce City.
In fact, in 2001, her
outreach efforts on behalf of a client and in cooperation with the South Metro Chamber of Commerce
, ultimately led to the formation of the City of Centennial, Colorado.
In addition to her
for-profit work, Holly volunteers for numerous civic and charitable organizations.
She graduated from the University of Colorado, magna cum laude, with a bachelors of science degree in finance.
CRL Who We Are
Holly Brown Nichols / Executive Vice President
As part of CRL Associates since 1998, Holly Brown Nichols
has secured Denver City Council votes
, including the inaugural Shell Grand Prix of Denver; the amendment of an urban renewal district for a convention headquarters hotel; the rezoning of the Sears redevelopment site in Cherry Creek North; and a successful public and political outreach for the new site of the Denver Newspaper Agency
also has a successful record lobbying local governments throughout the metro area on a variety of issues, including rezoning of more than 5,000 acres in Douglas County.
primary duties include general lobbying/legislative advocacy, strategy development, quality control over client delivery, budgetary management, marketing, and business development.
rejoined the firm after leaving for a year to run the 2002 Inaugural Shell Grand Prix of Denver.
duties with the Grand Prix included running the day-to-day operations of the organization, including securing the necessary approvals for running a CART race on the streets of Denver.
efforts resulted in an attendance of more than 100,000 people at the three-day event.
Holly is a full member of the Urban Land Institute.
Attending directors: Melissa Feher-Peiker, Jim Hannifin , Will Schmidt , Ron Vogel; also attending: CBID staff, Dave Walstrom, April Fowler ; Leonard Austin & Jesse Busk, Front Range Services; guests Bill Mosher , Mosher-Sullivan Development Partners, Holly Brown, CRL Associates.
...Bill Mosher of Mosher-Sullivan Development Partners and Holly Brown of CRL Associates appeared before the board to request its support of the PUD (Planned Unit Development) application for signage on the new Denver Newspaper Agency Building at Colfax and Broadway.
CRL executive vice-president Holly ...
CRL executive vice-president Holly Brown said the campaign would pick up speed as the Nov. 2 election approaches.
"It'll slowly start ramping up and you will really see it at its highest point in late September to late October," Brown
says the fact that voters will not have to approve a tax increase will aid the campaign.
"One of the biggest selling points is that there is a great benefit, there's going to be a lot of great infrastructure built that everybody can enjoy without any tax increases," Brown
says while no tax increase could be seen as an "easier sell" for the campaign, votes can't be taken for granted.
"I always assume that we have to convince everybody that it's a good thing," Brown