Brad Segal is president of Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.), a Denver-based real estate economics and planning firm specializing in downtown and community development. The firm has served more than 250 clients in 37 states, Canada and the Caribbean. Brad has nearly 35 years of experience and is considered a leading authority on downtown trends, strategic planning and improvement districts. Prior to establishing P.U.M.A., he was the Downtown Denver Partnership’s senior director. A Denver native, Brad holds an MBA from Columbia University, a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently a lecturer at the University of Colorado Denver. He has served four terms on the International Downtown Association board of directors and is a past president of Downtown Colorado Inc.