Gage has worked as a lender, developer, and contractor in commercial real estate for more than 30 years. She joined Colorado Business Bank in 2009 and manages the Cobiz Real Estate Banking Group, Public Finance Group and a bank in Edwards.
Prior to joining the bank, Gage served in executive positions with Continuum Partners (a large, mixed-use developer) and JP Morgan Chase. Her responsibilities have included capital procurement, banking and investor relationships, global capital planning, loan origination, loan portfolio management, project management, and asset management.
In her development roles, she secured more than $750 million in financing for land acquisition and construction, including public TIF and PIF financing along with conventional debt and other equity sources. Within her banking career, Gage has been responsible for portfolios of up to $1 billion in loans and bonds. She also spent 10 years in the commercial construction industry, serving as project manager for a variety of public and private projects.
Gage earned an MBA in real estate finance and construction management from University of Denver and holds two undergraduate degrees from Black Hills State College in South Dakota. She currently serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Commissioners for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), the CU Real Estate Foundation Board of Directors, and is Chair of the ULI Public-Private Partnership Council.