Movers and Shakers Week Ending 11.24.23

Evergreen Devco Elevates Tyler Carlson to CEO 

Evergreen Devco, Inc., a leading retail, multifamily and industrial development company, has named Tyler Carlson as its new chief executive officer. Having previously served as executive vice president, Carlson’s expanded role of CEO underscores Evergreen’s confidence in Tyler and its commitment to delivering industry-leading, high-quality real estate developments, while further positioning the company for future growth. 

Tyler Carlson

Carlson succeeds Andrew Skipper as CEO. Skipper co-founded Evergreen with Bruce Pomeroy and will continue his full-time involvement as managing principal. Together, with President and Managing Principal Laura Ortiz, they played a pivotal role in the company’s completion of more than 650 projects and current pipeline of 70 retail, industrial, and apartment development projects. 

“Tyler’s role as CEO marks an important moment for Evergreen Devco,” said Laura Ortiz, president & managing principal of Evergreen Devco. “His extensive expertise and forward-thinking approach make him an ideal leader for our company. Under Tyler’s influence and alongside Andrew’s continued involvement on capital, the company is poised to continue its remarkable trajectory of success.” 

Carlson is a 20-year veteran of Evergreen and currently manages Evergreen’s Denver and Salt Lake offices, leading the acquisition and development of all properties in the Rocky Mountain region. During his tenure with Evergreen, Carlson has been involved in all facets of real estate development and specializes in the structuring of joint ventures, public-private partnerships, and complex mixed-use projects. He is a licensed and active real estate broker in Colorado, a member of the ICSC and the public policy chair for NAIOP Colorado. 

Evergreen Devco has built a strong foundation since its establishment in 1974 by consistently honoring its foundation of integrity, continuous improvement, and placing a priority on its people, investors, tenants and other stakeholders. With offices in Arizona, Colorado, California and Utah, the company boasts more than 70 employees dedicated to creating innovative retail spaces, industrial complexes, and apartment communities. 

“I am honored to have this opportunity after 20 amazing years at Evergreen,” said Carlson. “Evergreen had faith in me after graduating from BYU in 2003 and once again when I opened the Denver office in 2007 after graduating from USC. I will continue this legacy of employee growth, trust, and support as we navigate through this rapidly evolving market. The future is bright for Evergreen because of our fantastic team and I’m confident that rain or shine we’ll find success!” 

4240 Architecture Announces Key Employee Advancements 

4240 Architecture, a Denver-based, full-service architecture firm dedicated to designing projects that celebrate the unique spirit and story of its place, announced the recent advancement of nine professionals, ranging from associate to associate principal.

Ryan D. Anderson
Stuart Brummett

“Our goal at 4240 has always been to create a place where a love of design and problem-solving leads to the creation of meaningful architecture and careers,” said Michele Raftery, principal at 4240 Architecture. “The advancement of these nine members of the firm is a reflection of our commitment to nurturing talent from within and fostering opportunities for our team members to grow as design leaders.”

2023 advancements include:

  • Stuart Brummett – Associate Principal 
  • Ryan D. Anderson – Senior Associate 
  • Jen Nieman – Senior Associate 
  • Carole Shockley – Senior Associate 
  • Scott Bishop – Associate 
  • Kait Flick – Associate 
  • Alec Mingle – Associate 
  • Brandon Troudt – Associate 
  • Kristina Lu Williams – Associate 
Jen Nieman
Carole Shockley

“As a member of the 4240 team, I am deeply appreciative of the opportunities I have been given over the past six years,” said Brummett. “In particular, the formation of meaningful relationships, both within 4240 and amongst our clients and design partners, has been most rewarding. In my new role as an associate principal, I am excited to help guide our team’s work to new heights.”

In addition to recognizing various personnel milestones this year, 4240 is celebrating 20 years of delivering meaningful design solutions for our clients. The firm’s portfolio reflects a wide range of project types, including hospitality and resorts, mixed-use urban infill, multi-family residential, commercial office, active senior living, and higher education. Recent work includes Snowmass Base Village’s Aura, Electric Pass Lodge, and Cirque Residences at Viceroy Snowmass, as well as multiple mixed-use office buildings in Denver’s Cherry Creek North including 320 Fillmore, The Fillmore Building, and Milwaukee Place.

Norris Design Hires Principal in Fort Collins

Kurt Friesen

Norris Design, a national people and placemaking firm, has announced the hire of Kurt Friesen, PLA as a principal in its Fort Collins office. A landscape architect with more than 30 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors, Kurt was most recently at the City of Fort Collins as the director of the Park Planning & Development Department. In this role, Kurt and his team were responsible for the acquisition, planning, design and construction of multiple award-winning park projects including the Poudre River Whitewater Park, Sugar Beet Park and Twin Silo Park. Kurt also led the department to complete an update to the system’s Master Plan, “ReCreate.”

Prior to working for the City of Fort Collins, Kurt worked in the private sector for several planning & design firms, including AECOM (EDAW). Kurt has worked across the Mountain West and internationally. He strongly understands the value that vibrant, memorable public spaces play in our communities, as well as the intersection between design, maintenance and sustainability.

In his new role as a Principal in Norris Design’s Fort Collins office, Kurt will continue his focus on designing community spaces such as parks and downtowns, redevelopment projects and master planning. Opened nearly four years ago, the Fort Collins office has grown from four team members in 2019 to 19. Kurt’s strong focus on relationship building and creating dynamic and authentic places is already proving fruitful. He was part of the Norris Design team that recently contracted with the City of Steamboat Springs to complete improvements to Bear River Park and was also recently selected to complete a parkland dedication and impact fee assessment for the City of Lakewood.

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