Best of Colorado 2017 – Real Estate
Putting a stake in the ground, these firms and builders are helping create Colorado
Real Estate in Colorado has been a hot, hot, hot – and the Best of list is no exception. From engineers and architects to builders and brokers, read on to see who makes the cut:
BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY – RESIDENTIAL
Your Castle Real Estate was founded in 2004 and today has more than 500 agents in six offices in the Denver metro area. “We have fantastic people,” says Eric Romero, employing broker. “Our turnover is very low. Most agents that join us, stay because we deliver great value. We hold our associates to a very high standard. Our brokers are learning based and are always working on improving their skills.”
BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY – COMMERCIAL
Real estate has become very complex, and Your Castle has the experts to make sense out of the process. “Our staff is dedicated to help our associate brokers so they can focus on what is most important, real estate sales,” says Eric Romero, employing broker. “We also employ a team of managing brokers from different real estate backgrounds to fully support the associate brokers in the conduct of their real estate business.“
BEST COMMERCIAL BUILDER
Just as the country was emerging from the Great Recession, Jeff Ayres and Jeff Gates in 2010 launched Denver Design Build, a commercial builder that constructs everything from large apartment projects to indoor snow parks and large-scale renovations. Over the years, Denver Design Build has partnered with developers from Dallas, New York and Chicago on large-scale multifamily and commercial ventures. Its mission is to create reasonably priced yet quality construction projects throughout the Denver area.
BEST HOME BUILDER
With backgrounds in residential construction, Jeff Ayres and Jeff Gates launched Denver design Build in 2010 with the vision of building some of Denver's premier custom-built homes. The company prides itself on bringing only the highest-quality work to the table to ensure the final product exceeds clients' expectations. The Denver Design Build team walks its clients through every step of the process, from design, to budgeting, permitting to construction.
BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Atlas Real Estate Group says people hire it for investment brokerage and property management services because of the firm’s owner-focused approach. Founded in 2008 by Ryan Boykin and Jason Shepherd, who have personally owned and managed more than 1,000 properties, the Atlas team knows firsthand what it’s like to own investment real estate. With its property management expertise, Atlas helps investors and landlords handle everything from turning properties quickly to handling maintenance to rent collection and disbursement. For Atlas, it’s owners helping owners.
BEST ARCHITECTURE FIRM
If you've been in Colorado for even a short time, chances are you're familiar with Oz Architecture's work. The Denver-based firm has designed everything from the Westin and Viceroy in Snowmass – it even created the master plan for the village – to Punch Bowl Social and Elway's in Denver. Since its inception in 1964, Oz has pursued design excellence in all of its projects. It designs cities, towns, neighborhoods and the individual buildings that contribute to them. Its goal is to create beautiful places that have lasting value.
BEST ENGINEERING FIRM
If you live in metro Denver, chances are you've seen work performed by SSG MEP Inc. The engineering firm, which specializes in electrical and lighting design has worked on everything from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to upgrades of the 16th Street Mall. The company is licensed in a dozen states, including Colorado, and uses the latest industry software , including REVIT/MEP, AutoCAD, Micro Station, as well as the latest versions of MasterSpec, AGI and ETAP.