Movers and Shakers Week of 07/17/17
RedPeak Makes Key Leadership Changes
RedPeak, Colorado’s innovative and highly respected multi-family owner and operator, announces two top leadership changes: Mark Windhager has been named chief executive officer, responsible for providing strategic, as well as day-to-day leadership of the company; in addition to helping guide future portfolio growth. Bobby Hutchison, the company’s chief investment officer, has been appointed to RedPeak’s Managing Board.
Windhager formerly served as RedPeak’s president, and co-founded the company along with Mike Zoellner in 2001. He has been instrumental in strategic and innovative cultural initiatives that are admired by multi-family companies nationwide and has helped guide the company to an asset base of over $700 million.
Bobby Hutchinson has been leading RedPeak’s acquisition and financing efforts for 7 years and has been vital to the company’s growth and success.
Since its inception in 2001, RedPeak has been a privately-held real estate company owned in partnership between the management team and Principal Enterprise Capital (PEC), a real estate private equity investment manager. PEC has continuously invested in the growth of the company over this time period and plans to continue as RedPeak’s primary investor going forward.
“We are thrilled to have Mark and Bobby at the helm of RedPeak. RedPeak is a tremendous organization of talented people that has generated outstanding long term returns for its investors,” says Dan Schulte, president of PEC. “We look forward to continued investment and success in the Mile High City in partnership with the RedPeak team.”
RedPeak will continue its primary focus of acquiring, repositioning and developing in Denver’s highly desirable, urban neighborhoods while also seeking investment opportunities close to other major employment and transportation hubs. RedPeak is a vertically integrated multi-family investment company with an exclusive focus on Colorado. RedPeak has deep roots in the Denver community and will continue to provide best-in- class living experiences for residents and an outstanding working environment for team members through a unique company culture that prioritizes life balance initiatives.
“For 15 years, RedPeak has focused on acquiring and developing in Denver’s most desirable and walkable neighborhoods,” says Windhager. “We continue to remain bullish on the underlying fundamentals of this great city and look forward to continuing our expansion in select neighborhoods. I believe we have the best multi-family team in Denver, and I am humbled to lead, along with Bobby Hutchinson, this great organization. We have a strong team of senior leaders who will continue to guide our success, and together, we will create new opportunities for growth, and support the team culture that makes RedPeak such a special place to work.”
Windhager adds, “We are also excited to continue our partnership with PEC. It is a rarity in the real estate world to have such a long-term relationship with a single capital partner.”
Wember Hires Erin Kelley, Director of Business Development and Charlè Gieck, Project Engineer
Wember — an owner’s representative firm in the architecture and construction industry — is pleased to announce the expansion of our staff with the hiring of Erin Kelley, as director of business development, and Charlè Gieck, as project engineer.
Ms. Erin Kelley will be leading Wember’s B2B and B2C development efforts representing the firm at industry events, seeking out business leads and enhancing client relations. She has extensive industry experience through her previous employment with Powers Brown Architecture and through her various leadership roles as Co-Chair of the Developing Leaders, Chair of the Mentor/Mentee program and as an active member of the Legislative Aff airs committee for the Colorado Chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Ms. Kelley is also the Director of Programs for the Denver Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).
Ms. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Communication, Lambda Phi Eta Honor Society as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with an emphasis in Public Policy. She has worked in both Belgium and South Korea and has working language proficiency for both Dutch and Korean.
Ms. Charlè Gieck, project engineer, is providing project management support related to budgets, meeting coordination, project team coordination, and information documentation. She is currently supporting the Falcon School District 49 on their $83.5 million-dollar program of new construction and renovation projects.
Ms. Gieck holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in project management and a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree. Her professional experience includes working for two architecture firms and serving in financial aid management at higher education institutions. Ms. Gieck is a member of Project Managers Institute – Pikes Peak Regional Chapter and the American Institute of Architects – Southern Colorado.
“This is an exciting time for Wember as we welcome Erin into the business development role and bring on Charlè as a critical Project Engineer,” stated Paul Wember, President. “The hiring of these two talented professionals is enabling the Wember team to deliver the best service possible to our clients.”
Wember was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado. The firm has managed more than 80 projects in Wyoming and Colorado that total more than $730 million in construction value in both the public and private sectors. Further information on Wember can be found at www.wemberinc.com.
PCL Construction Welcomes Ryan Schmidt to Denver Operations Team
PCL Construction is pleased to announce that Ryan Schmidt has transferred to PCL’s team in Denver from the Calgary office, to serve as operations manager. In this role, Ryan oversees all district construction operations, ensuring projects are successful both for clients and our trade partners.
“I am excited about moving PCL forward in the Denver construction market and building on our 40-plus years of experience,” said Ryan.
Ryan joined PCL in 1997 as a project engineer and in 2013 he was promoted to construction manager overseeing the $300M Calgary City Center office tower.
Ryan has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal-certified project manager.
PCL is currently working on projects throughout the Denver and Rocky Mountain area, including the Monarch Hotel and Casino Expansion in Black Hawk, the South East Light Rail Expansion parking garage for RTD, Aspen Club Living, Grand Colorado Peak 8, and the refurbishment of Boulder Civic Area Park.