Edit ModuleShow Tags

Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Terry Considine

This entrepreneur fosters a culture of giving back


Since its inception in 1990, the Colorado Business Hall of Fame has honored outstanding laureates who have made impactful contributions to the business community. The laureates are chosen each year from hundreds of nominations, selection committee chair John Freyer said, noting this year’s theme: “a mosaic of Colorado character and success.”

Terry Considine

When CEO Terry Considine walks toward his corner office at Apartment Investment Management Co. in the Denver Tech Center, his staff knows he’s on the way as he is heard saying "Good morning," by name to each employee he passes.

“He is not only an excellent boss but an excellent human being. He really cares about his employees and takes the time to get to know them,” assistant Martha Kozik said.

Considine is a generous and friendly entrepreneur and former two-term Colorado State Senator who does not court the limelight. He would rather defer attention to his colleagues, acknowledge his beloved wife of 40 years (“Did you know she has an MBA from Harvard?”), or mention multiple mentors across the years.

Considine has served as CEO of four real estate investment trusts after earning a law degree from Harvard University.

Aimco Chief Administrative Officer Miles Cortez, who has known Considine for 35 years, said the businessman led Aimco from $300 million in assets when the company went public in 1994 to its current $11 billion in assets with apartment complexes across the U.S., 300 employees at the Denver headquarters and 1,500 employees nationwide. Yet a positive business culture of demanding excellence along with community contribution stands out. The Aimco Cares program allows employees to donate 15 hours of paid time annually to volunteer.

The longtime entrepreneur also leads the privately held Considine Companies, investing in television broadcasting, convenience stores, environmental services and venture capital.

The 69-year-old entrepreneur attributes his success and team-oriented attitude to his upbringing on a cattle ranch in California as the fourth of 11 children raised by “wonderful” parents. He also developed a collaborative spirit as a college athlete.

“Doing things with others to a common end,” Considine said, “is one of the greatest satisfactions.”

Edit Module
Suzie Romig

Suzie C. Romig is a freelance journalist who has lived in Colorado since 1991. Her byline has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the state on topics ranging from small businesses to raising children to energy efficiency. She can be reached at suziecr@q.com

Get more content like this: Subscribe to the magazine | Sign up for our Free e-newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Defining Denver's Housing Market and the Importance of Median vs. Average Pricing

In a widely-publicized set of perspectives released earlier this month by the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR), the metro area appears to have just crossed the large average price threshold of $500,000.

Tax Reform Modifications to the Deduction for Business Meals and Entertainment

The TCJA changes are outlined, followed by best practices taxpayers should consider implementing to properly account for these changes.

Denver Jazz Institution, Dazzle, Honored for Decade of Music, Arts Education

For nearly double that tine, jazz aficionados and music fans at large have come to know Dazzle as the premier location to enjoy the songs and stylings of some of the world's most talented musicians.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags