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Southern Land Company Adds New Colorado Talent to Acquisitions 

Tanner Johnson

Southern Land Company, a national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, recently welcomed three new directors of acquisitions, including one in Denver.

Tanner Johnson joins SLC from Cushman & Wakefield. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, site selection, development, and more to SLC. Johnson works in SLC’s Mountain Region office in Denver, where he utilizes his experience and familiarity with the Denver market and submarkets to discern opportunities for future SLC properties.

Johnson has been recognized multiple times as a CoStar Power Broker and a Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors Heavy Hitter.

The additions to the acquisitions team come as SLC is in high-growth mode. SLC currently has 25 active development projects in 11 U.S. markets, with 18 of these being multifamily or mixed-use communities. In the last year, since August 2021, SLC has closed on the acquisitions of four sites or assemblages for new multifamily or mixed-use developments, one site for a new master-planned community, and one site for a new luxury single-family home community.

“We have had great success with our multifamily and mixed-use communities in recent years, and it all begins with the locations and sites,” said Tim Downey, SLC founder and CEO. “We build where people want to live, and we mean that very specifically. We seek the best possible sites that will offer our future residents something they can’t get anywhere else, so it is critical that we have the right team in place to properly discern what opportunities and sites meet our objectives and align with our high standards for excellence.”


Zeppelin Development Announces Four Promotions

Adam Pasha
Jenna Edwards

Zeppelin Development recently announced four promotions. Adam Pasha was recently promoted to the role of chief accounting officer; Jenna Edwards has been promoted to chief financial officer; Jamey Bridges has been promoted to director of real estate; and Adam Larkey has been promoted to chief operating officer of Zeppelin’s leasing, marketing and hospitality teams.

Adam Pasha – CAO    

Adam Pasha will lead the company’s accounting and administrative responsibilities related to both its current holdings and development projects. Adam has been with Zeppelin Development since 2018, where he first joined the organization as Controller. A Denver native, Adam earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from University of Colorado at Boulder. He’s a certified public accountant and has a passion for real estate.

Jamey Bridges
Adam Larkey

Jenna Edwards – CFO  

Jenna has been with Zeppelin Development since 2014 and most recently held the position of director of finance. Prior to joining Zeppelin Development, Jenna spent over a decade in commercial real estate banking with U.S. Bank, Vectra Bank and Regions Bank. Jenna is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and majored in finance.  

Jamey Bridges – Director of RE  

Jamey has been with Zeppelin Development since 2012, and has extensive expertise in sales and leasing. As Director of Real Estate, Jamey’s role involves building and maintaining tenant relationships, representing Zeppelin Development’s values of community engagement and partnership. He has successfully pre-leased both commercial and residential buildings and consistently maintains a fully leased portfolio. 

Adam Larkey – COO  

Since joining Zeppelin Development in 2018 as the Director of Sales and Leasing, Adam has handled over 300 transactions for a diverse array of tenants. Adam is a graduate of Connecticut College and majored in Government.  


Colorado’s Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Hires Rachel Thompson as Catering Sales & Event Manager

Rachel Thompson

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley has hired Rachel Thompson as catering sales & event manager at the award-winning resort.

A graduate of Georgia’s Armstrong State University, Thompson joins The Westin Riverfront from Vail’s Sonnenalp Hotel, where she held multiple positions including serving as a concierge, a reservations agent, and a manager in training for conference services & group sales.

Owned and managed by East West Hospitality, The Westin Riverfront offers 230 guest residences, each featuring a custom kitchen, five-piece bathroom, gas fireplace and Westin Heavenly Bed. Amenities at The Westin Riverfront include Spa Anjali, an Athletic Club offering 50+ group exercise classes weekly and a year-round outdoor pool and three infinity hot tubs. The resort is home to the new Stoke & Rye, a modern American grill by Chef Richard Sandoval, and the Riverfront Market, which offers savory to-go meals & snacks along with a carefully curated selection of retail items.

Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, The Westin Riverfront features more than 7,500 total square feet of banquet and meeting space, including the 4,000 square foot Riverside Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows highlighting stunning Beaver Creek Mountain views, plus a beautifully landscaped Wedding Lawn and a 2,000 square foot outdoor banquet terrace.





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