rethinking | communities


About us

Ricker | Cunningham is a leading real estate advisory firm, based in Denver, yet servicing clients primarily throughout the Central and Southwestern United States. Anne Ricker, together with her partner Bill Cunningham, established their practice in February 1993 under the name Leland Consulting Group. They shared this moniker with a Portland, Oregon firm until 2010 when they rebranded as Ricker | Cunningham


“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”

- Winston Churchill


As Real Estate Economists and Community Strategists, Anne and Bill assist clients with understanding opportunities for, and barriers to, investment and reinvestment while defining tools and tactics to achieve success. Anne and Bill are widely recognized for their unique approach to interpreting support for real estate products in a range of different markets, translating their findings into investment opportunities for various developer and lender audiences as well as, adapting policy and regulating environments to support the same. They are frequently engaged in bridging the dialogue between public, private and community audiences and advancing redevelopment initiatives.

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Parking Lot

park ï ing lot 


  1. A parking lot (American English) or car park (British English), also known as a car lot, is a cleared area that is intended for parking vehicles. In most countries where cars are the dominant mode of transportation, parking lots are a feature of every city and suburban area.

  2. The “space” where professionals in ours and related fields “park” ideas until such time they can explore them in greater detail.


Personnel from Ricker | Cunningham will periodically post ideas, facts, quotes, and stories which inform our work as we “rethink community spaces.” Check back here for our latest obsession.


3 million

More than 3 million Americans work from home, explaining why cell reception and internet provider options can be the deciding factors when assessing a home purchase. Source: Zillow.


Overall, rent or own, 38 percent of millennials live in the suburbs, compared to 37 percent in the city. Source: Ernst & Young.


41% of Millennial homeowners live in the suburbs, compared to 31 percent in the city. Source: Ernst & Young.