The Department of Local Affairs is pleased to announce that Diane Leavesley has joined the Colorado Division of Housing as its Portfolio Manager. As the Portfolio Manager, she will manage the asset management team.
Before joining the Division of Housing, Diane served as President of Mercy Loan Fund where, for twelve years, she was responsible for directing the lending activities, loan servicing and resource development for this national affordable housing loan fund. Before Mercy, Diane had fourteen years of commercial real estate experience including mortgage banking and appraisal. Some of the appraisal work was as the owner of a commercial real estate appraisal business serving the Denver area. Diane received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver with an emphasis in Real Estate and Finance and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Her community involvement includes serving as the first Chair of the Board of Directors of Housing Colorado!, a member organization for affordable housing education, information and advocacy. She has also been a board member of Community Housing Development Association (CHDA) and on the Finance Committee of Mile High Community Loan Fund. She served on the Douglas County, Colorado, Planning Commission and as President and National Delegate of CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women. From 2006 – 2008 she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.