Thomas Gart
GART COMPANIES / Principal
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Tom has been President of The Gart Companies since 1993. His business career started at Gart Brothers Sporting Goods Company, a three-generation family owned and operated corporation founded in 1927 by his grandfather. He was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1985 to 1993, when the company was sold. In 1992, he founded The Gart Companies with his two brothers, Ken and John. Tom is currently a board member of Gart Properties, First Western Trust Bank, Trelora Real Estate Company, Golf TEC, and Work World.  In addition, he is a board member of  National Jewish Health, where he was formerly the Board Chair.  Tom was formerly on the board of  The Colorado Nature Conservancy, Beth Nehamah Hospice, Colorado Succeeds, and Shalom Park. He is a member of The World Presidents Organization (WPO) and was a YPO member for 20 years. Tom graduated from Stanford University with honors in 1980 where he was Student Body Co-President. He received an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1984. In addition to his community and business activities, Tom is a passionate outdoorsman, skier, fly fisherman, Iron Man Triathlete, Race Across America 4-man team winner, and endurance athlete.  He is married to Marjorie Gart and has three married children, four grandchildren, and two labs.

John Gart
GART COMPANIES / PRINCIPAL
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

John has been a partner at The Gart Companies since its inception in 1992.  He graduated from Lake Forest College outside of Chicago (B.A., 1984). He has been active in civic and philanthropic endeavors in Denver for over 30 years, having served in leadership roles at Visit Denver, Denver’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, Craig Hospital, the Western Golf Association, among many others.  He is a passionate golfer, skier and fly fisherman.  John and his wife, Martha, have one son, Evan, who works at Gart Properties.

Ken Gart
GART COMPANIES / Principal
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Ken has been a partner at The Gart Companies since its inception in 1992.  Prior to The Gart Companies, Ken was Co-President and Chief Merchandising Officer at Gart Bros. Sporting Goods, a family-owned and operated corporation, from 1983 to 1992.  Ken started Specialty Sports Venture, LLC (SSV) in 1994 and built it to over 140 stores and into the nation’s leading specialty ski and bicycle retailer.  SSV included Aspen Sports, Telluride Sports, Boulder Ski Deals, Colorado Ski and Golf and roughly 30 other trade names.  The company was sold to Vail Resorts in 2010.

Ken was chairman of the Board of Denver Bike Sharing (DBA B-Cycle) where he was appointed to the position by Governor John Hickenlooper.  Denver B-Cycle was the first major city-wide bike sharing to launch in the US.  Ken is currently chair of the Board for RPM Events Group which owns the Colorado Classic.  The Colorado Classic is a women’s only global professional cycling competition.  

Ken has held various memberships, directorships and chairmanships with The Nature Conservancy, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Telluride Foundation, Colorado Conservation Trust, Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Denver Metro Boys & Girls Clubs and the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Further, he serves on numerous other non-profit boards and committees.

Ken Attended Claremont Men’s College and graduated from Middlebury College and Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He and his wife Rebecca have three children.  Ken is an athlete, having climbed over 30 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, and is an enthusiast in the sports of skiing and cycling.

Mark Sidell
GART PROPERTIES / PRESIDENT
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Mark Sidell has been President of Gart Properties since 1999 and is a partner in all of the company’s real estate investments. He is responsible for leading the organization including an aggressive acquisition program and continued execution of niche development opportunities. Prior to joining Gart Properties, Mark was a principal with Trammell Crow Company where he enjoyed a 13-year career in the Colorado real estate market. Mark serves on the board of several Denver community agencies including the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and the Jewish Community Foundation. He is also an involved member of the Young Presidents Organization, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mark is a real estate industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience and holds an MBA in Real Estate and Construction from the University of Denver and received his undergraduate degrees in Construction Management and Business Administration from Washington State University. Mark is married with two children.

David St. Germain
GART COMPANIES / CFO
303-777-1920
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

David returned to work for The Gart Companies in March 2017 and currently oversees the finance and accounting function as CFO for The Gart Companies and Gart Properties.  David was previously the Controller of Specialty Sports Venture, the sporting goods retail business of the Gart family from 1996-2010.  From 2010-2014, David continued his Controller role at Vail Resorts for their retail division. David initially worked for Ernst & Young out of college, after graduating from Regis University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting.  David is a Colorado native and grew up in Arvada, and is married with three boys.  David loves the all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, particularly cycling and hiking, and traveling both in and out of Colorado with his family.

Alex Gart
GART CAPITAL PARTNERS / PARTNER
303-801-3542
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Alex leads Gart Capital Partners focusing primarily on managing existing investments, sourcing, and executing new private equity transactions. Prior to joining The Gart Companies, Alex was a Vice President at Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago based middle market private equity firm that has raised over $3 billion across four funds. Alex focused on the firm’s investments in Niche Manufacturing, Telecom Infrastructure and Financial/Business Services. Previously he was an associate with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investors and an investment banking analyst with Canaccord Genuity in Boston. Alex holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a B.A in Neuroscience, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College. Alex is a passionate fly fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. He loves spending time in the mountains with wife Megan and children Meyer and Sheridan.

Evan Gart
Executive Vice President
Gart Properties
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Evan joined Gart Properties in 2016. Evan sources and executes real estate investment opportunities for Gart Properties in addition to overseeing the company's existing portfolio. Prior to joining Gart Properties, Evan worked for SLATE Partners, a Denver-based investment bank that specializes in sell-side M&A in the building materials and building services sectors. Evan received his BBA in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

He is a passionate outdoorsman, spending time fly fishing, skiing, golfing, flying and cycling with his family.

Kyle Webb
Managing Director, Gart Capital Partners
720.279.3980

Kyle joined Gart Capital Partners in April 2019 and manages current GCP investments as well as assists with the sourcing and execution of new GCP investments. Prior to joining GCP, Kyle was a co-founder and Chief Development and Financial Officer at EVP Eyecare in Denver, a multi-state owner/operator of eye care clinics and surgery centers. Kyle previously was a private equity investment professional with Waud Capital Partners, a Chicago based middle market private equity firm, and Centerfield Capital Partners, an Indianapolis based private equity and mezzanine debt investment firm. Kyle began his career in M&A investment banking at Robert W. Baird in their Chicago office, focused on Consumer and Diversified Industrial companies. Kyle holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University.

Outside of work, Kyle enjoys spending time in the mountains skiing, hiking, fishing and biking with his wife Samantha, kids Sloan and Mason, and their dog Rocky.

Holt Biedermann
Investment Associate, Gart Capital Partners
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Holt joined Gart Capital Partners in June 2022 as an Investment Associate. Prior to joining GCP, Holt worked as a Financial Analyst for Koelbel and Company in Denver, focusing on value-add commercial real estate acquisitions. Holt previously worked as a financial analyst and key account manager in Houston for Tenaris, a large steel pipe manufacturing and services company primarily serving the energy industry. Holt holds an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder and a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Hometown: San Angelo, TX

Interest outside of work: Holt is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys climbing, skiing, fly fishing, and cycling. He loves traveling and spending time in the Rocky Mountains with his wife Rylee, daughter Nora and dog Bodhi.

Derek Henry
GART PROPERTIES / DIRECTOR OF LEASING
303-336-0293
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Derek has been a Leasing Agent with Gart Properties since 2006. He is responsible for the leasing efforts of over 2 million square feet of retail space throughout the Denver metro area. He began his commercial real estate career in 1998 with General Growth Properties and has held a multitude of positions ranging from General Manager to Group Vice President of Business Development. Derek graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Business Administration.

Hometown: Marshalltown, Iowa

Interests outside of work: Derek lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife and two boys. He enjoys hiking, camping, cycling, the Colorado Rockies and spending time with his family.

Carolyn Waldmann
GART PROPERTIES / VP OF OPERATIONS
720-490-4825
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Carolyn joined Gart Properties in July of 2018. She oversees operations and property management of the company's retail and office portfolio.  Prior to joining Gart Properties, Carolyn worked for Trammell Crow, CB Richard Ellis, and Larimer Associates.  She has 30 years of experience and has managed some of metro Denver’s most prominent properties, such as The Landmark,  Larimer Square, and Denver Union Station.  She graduated from Metro State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, has earned an RPA through BOMA and holds a Colorado Real Estate Broker’s license.

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado

Interests outside of work: Carolyn is married and has three daughters.  She enjoys spending time with her family, going on walks with her two dogs, hiking, gardening, traveling, skiing and snowshoeing.

Josh Pellant
GART COMPANIES / GENERAL COUNSEL
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303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Josh joined The Gart Companies as General Counsel in March 2023, overseeing all legal issues for The Gart Companies, Gart Properties, and Gart Capital Partners.   Prior to joining The Gart Companies, Josh was in house counsel for CorePower Yoga, where he focused primarily on the company’s real estate portfolio.  Previously, he was an attorney at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, an international law firm.  Josh attended the University of Idaho, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in business followed by his Juris Doctorate

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Interests outside of work: Josh is an avid cyclist and skier and enjoys doing all things outdoors with his wife, three daughters, and Bernese mountain dog.

Meagan Feldhaus
Denver Pavilions / MARKETING DIRECTOR
303-302-0172
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Meagan joined Gart Properties in December 2020 as the Marketing Director for The Denver Pavilions. Meagan is responsible for the management of the marketing programs and initiatives and is a key support partner for all property marketing activities and activations. Before joining Gart, Meagan’s professional experiences were in social media management, event management and creative marketing strategies at Denver Westword and Topgolf USA, running major events throughout the market. Meagan graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a degree in Marketing and Mass Media Communications.

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Interests outside of work: Traveling, skiing, spending time on any patio in Denver (especially The Glenarm Patio), and sneaking away to the mountains any chance she can get.

Bridget Duggan
GART COMPANIES / LEGAL EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
303-336-0289
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Bridget joined The Gart Companies in January 2020 to assist the Gart executive team and work as a paralegal in the legal department. Bridget has over 20 years’ experience working in law firms and is excited be working in the private sector.  She graduated from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and holds a paralegal certificate.

Hometown: Colorado native that wouldn't dream of living anywhere else.

Interests outside of work: Bridget lives in Centennial with her husband and enjoys travel, gardening, reading, paddle boarding and time outdoors.  Spending time with her grandchildren is pretty high on her list too.

Stephen Chavez
DENVER PAVILIONS / GENERAL MANAGER
303-260-6001
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Steve is the general manager of Denver Pavilions and property manager of California Mall in Downtown Denver.  He has been in Denver commercial real estate since 1979 and with Gart Properties since 1996.  Prior to joining Gart Properties, Steve was employed by Equitable Real Estate in various roles.

Steve is a Colorado native and lives in Denver with his wife Carol and their son and daughter.  Interests outside of work include outdoor activities of skiing, bicycling and hiking.

Kyle Koch
GART PROPERTIES / PROPERTY MANAGER
303-449-8488
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Kyle has been with Gart Properties since December 2017 and in the industry since 2011. Kyle is currently the Property Manager for Gart Properties' northern Colorado portfolio with properties in Arvada, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Westminster.

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Interests outside of work: Kyle enjoys reading, woodworking, movies, playing games, and anything sports related. He enjoys playing golf, baseball/softball, hockey, working out and really any sort of physical activity.

Elizabeth Hardie
RECEPTIONIST / 299M Executive suites
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Elizabeth joined the Gart Properties in August of 2018. After moving to the States from Scotland, Elizabeth lived in Michigan, working as a Payroll Manager for a Nursing Center. She then moved to Denver in 2008 to be near family and began working as a Payroll Admin with Specialty Sports Venture “SSV”, a retail business owned by Gart Capital Partners , from 2008 – 2010. After following SSV to the Vail Headquarters, Elizabeth rejoined The Gart Companies, primarily supporting Gart Properties.

Hometown: Kilsyth, Scotland

Interests outside of work: Being with family (especially her three grandchildren), reading, walking, listening to all kinds of music, watching tennis and soccer.

Akayla Amato
GART PROPERTIES / Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
720-490-4828
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Akayla joined Gart Properties in December 2017 as a member of the accounting team. Akayla is responsible for processing invoices/issuing payments and applying payments to tenant ledgers. Akayla has been in the accounting industry for 15 years.  Previously she worked in IT related jobs for about 20 years.

Hometown: Akayla is a 3rd generation Colorado native growing up in Arvada and Boulder.

Interests outside of work: Akayla enjoys planting vegetable and flower gardens.  She loves anything associated with arts, crafts, cooking and hanging out with her dog Milo.  In addition, recycling and "Green" issues are a real passion and hopes to inspire others as well.

Autumn Miller-Davidson
Gart Properties / Administration Director
303-270-0359
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Autumn is a Colorado Native and joined The Gart Companies team in January 2013 as the Front Desk Coordinator for the Executive Suites in addition to helping support various administrative roles within The Gart Company's holdings. In 2018 Autumn took on a new position working with Gart Properties Leasing Department and now oversees all things administration.

Hometown: Denver, CO

Interests outside of work: Autumn enjoys, reading, traveling, concerts, yoga, hiking, and time away in the mountains with her husband, Jonathan.

Tyler Olson
GART PROPERTIES / ACCOUNTING MaNAGER
720-245-6972
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Tyler performs property accountant work at Gart Properties. Tyler began his career in Accounts Payable at Probuild Holdings in 2009. He worked his way into an Accountant position at CorePower Yoga and has been an accountant ever since. In 2017, Tyler joined Gart Properties leaving National Corporate Housing. He received his BS in Accounting at Metro State College of Denver.

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Interests outside of work: Tyler enjoys comics, drawing, music, movies, board games, and dressing up at Denver Comic Con every year. Tyler spends most of his free time with his girlfriend going on adventures.

David Johnson
Senior Accountant, Gart Properties
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303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Bio coming soon

Sandy Phillips
Gart Properties / CONTROLLER
720-245-6972

Bio Coming soon!

Matthew Trasen
Gart Properties / Senior Project Manager
303-270-0327
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Matt has been a member of the Gart Properties team since 2005 and is the Project Manager for the company’s diversified retail, office and resort properties portfolio.  Matt works with all types of stakeholders including tenants, owner’s representatives, property managers, building owners, architects and engineers to facilitate value-based decision-making that is beneficial to the projects and minimizes disruptions to existing occupants. Matt enjoys applying his problem-solving skills to each opportunity to find best-fit solutions that balance cost, schedule, and resources but never compromise on quality.  

Matt is an Ironman triathlete, skier, and golfer. He lives in Denver with his wife and two sons.

Kelly Friedrichsen

GART PROPERTIES / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
303-336-0287
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Kelly joined Gart Properties in 2021 as the Executive Assistant to Mark Sidell and Evan Gart. She brings with her several years of commercial real estate knowledge, marketing and supporting upper management experience.

Hometown: Kelly has called many places home, but Colorado has been home for many years now.

Interests outside of work: Kelly enjoys world travel, Colorado hikes, road biking, barre classes, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.

Jaimie Hayden
DENVER PAVILIONS / OFFICE MANAGER
303-260-0001
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Jaimie is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Management office for the Denver Pavilions. Jaimie joined Gart Properties in May 2017, with extensive office and customer service experience, primarily in the education sector.

Hometown: Broomfield, CO

Interests outside of work: Jaimie loves the outdoors, rock collecting, science fiction, and music of any kind. Family fun is high on her priority list, especially when it involves acting silly with her grandchildren.

Jessica Anaya
GART PROPERTIES / SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
303-336-0327
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Jessica joined Gart Properties in May 2019.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at Metro State College of Denver and has been working in the real estate industry for 16 years.  She performs the Senior Accountant duties for over 10 of our entities.

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Interests outside of work: She loves sewing, being crafty, going to the movies, music and hanging out with family.

Justina Schultz
GART PROPERTIES / PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
720-475-8999
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Justina joined Gart Properties in December 2019 as a Property Management Assistant and has been working in Commercial Property Management since 2017. She graduated from MSU Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management with a focus on Business Management. Justina grew up in Poland and moved to the United States in 2000, where she lived in multiple states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Nevada before settling in Evergreen, Colorado.

Interests outside of work: In her free time Justina enjoys reading, yoga, puzzles, traveling and walks with her husband Nick, and dog Teddy.

Sophia Fresquez
Accounts Payable Specialist, Gart Properties
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303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Bio coming soon

Brenda Astorga
Accounting Specialist, GART PROPERTIES
720-490-4828
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Bio coming soon.

Jen Silva
SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER, GART PROPERTIES
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303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Jen joined Gart Properties in September 2022. She manages assets in Greenwood Village, Denver, Aurora, and Cherry Creek.  Jen started her real estate career at CBRE (formerly Trammell Crow Company) in 2004 after graduating from the University of Denver.

Hometown: Winsted, Minnesota

Interests outside of work: Hanging out with my family, including my husband Paul, my daughter Haven, and our two Boston Terriers, Lilo and Stitch. We spend a lot of time watching our daughter play soccer, or our favorite futbol team Arsenal.

Max Bragdon
Leasing Associate, GART PROPERTIES
303-270-0343
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Max joined the Gart Properties team as Leasing Associate in July of 2021. He is responsible for leasing the Gart Properties portfolio of retail centers throughout Metro Denver with our Director of Leasing, Derek Henry. Prior to joining us, Max held a marketing position with Matrix Group, Inc. in Denver, CO and had obtained many other internships with commercial real estate companies here in Denver and in Los Angeles, CA. Max graduated from Whittier College with a degree in Business Finance and Economics.

Hometown: Denver, CO

Interests outside of work: Max is a former collegiate lacrosse player and still enjoys playing an occasional pick-up game. He also enjoys camping, golfing, skiing, and playing with his dog, Roscoe.

Brian Buell
Acquisition Associate
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303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Brian joined Gart Properties in April 2024 as an Acquisitions Associate and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating real estate investment opportunities. Prior to joining Gart Properties, Brian worked as an Analyst for Trailbreak Partners in Denver, focusing primarily on multifamily acquisitions and development across multiple Colorado markets. Brian previously worked at Northwood Investors in Denver, where he worked on valuations, investment reporting, and various forms of financial analysis for Northwood’s portfolio of hospitality and mixed-use assets. Brian began his career with KPMG in Dallas, Texas, and earned a Master in Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Interests outside of work:  In his spare time, Brian can be found playing golf, running and hiking trails, skiing, cycling, and enjoying live music around Denver.

Ron Pepper
Denver Pavillions/ ENGINEER
303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

Ron is the Denver Pavilions Building Engineer and has twenty plus years in construction field. A California transplant, he likes spending time with his family in the Colorado outdoors.

Corey Bruce
Denver Pavilions, Engineer
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303-333-1933
ehardie@gartproperties.com

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Who We Are

ABOUT US
The Gart Companies was established in 1992 to manage and direct the investments for The Gart Family and their partners.

Today, The Gart Companies’ reach includes everything from specialty retailing to real estate investment, but the Gart touch remains: the ability to identify opportunities, add value, and commit to the hard work and attention to detail it takes to bring every venture to a successful outcome. We are proud of our operational heritage and deep community relationships.

OUR MISSION & VALUES
As The Gart Companies continues to grow, our core values are reflected in what we do:

Enduring Relationships & Family

Authentic manifestation of the Gart legacy in the development of our staff and businesses. Mindful focus on family, community service, and other outside interests.

Entrepreneurship

Long-term owners and builders of our businesses with an emphasis on continuous innovation.

Integrity

Honesty, fairness, and the highest ethical standards.

Ambition & Endurance

Devoted to sustained growth and return for all our business interests.

Community Engagement

Actively support community development through both business and philanthropic endeavors.

Our Companies
OUR VISION
As a multi-generational business, we know the value of longevity—we work closely with all our partners, in both operating companies and real estate, to ensure the work we do now will last well into the future. 

At The Gart Companies we work with all our partners to create lasting value while having a positive impact on the community. Through true partnership, rather than passive support, we ensure that our entrepreneurship and expertise are applied to every project we undertake.

THE TEAM
Thomas Gart

Principal

Ken Gart

Principal

John Gart

Principal

Mark Sidell

Principal / President,
Gart Properties

David St. Germain

CFO

Alex Gart

Partner, Gart Capital Partners

Evan Gart

Executive Vice President, Gart Properties

Kyle Webb

Managing Director, Gart Capital Partners

Derek Henry

Director of Leasing, Gart Properties

Matthew Trasen

Senior Project Manager, Gart Properties

Josh Pellant

General Counsel

Bridget Dugan

Paralegal and Executive Assistant

Meagan Feldhaus

Marketing Director, Gart Properties

Stephen Chavez

Denver Pavilions, General Manager, Gart Properties

Kyle Koch

Senior Property Manager, Gart Properties

Jen Silva

Senior Property Manager, Gart Properties

Max Bragdon

Leasing Associate, Gart Properties

Brian Buell

Acquisitions Associate

Autumn Miller -Davidson

Administration Director, Gart Properties

Sandy Phillips

Controller, Gart Properties

David Johnson

Senior Accountant, Gart Properties

Sophia Fresquez

Accounts Payable Specialist, Gart Properties

Elizabeth Hardie

Receptionist, Gart Properties

Jaimie Hayden

Denver Pavilions, Office Manager, Gart Properties

Corey Bruce

Denver Pavilions, Engineer, Gart Properties

Ron Pepper

Denver Pavilions, Building Engineer, Gart Properties