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, and a 5-time Ironman triathlon finisher and endurance athlete. He is married to Marjorie Gart and has three married children, two grandchildren, and a black lab.
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 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 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 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 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 their son Meyer.
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, and cycling with his Fiance, Stephanie, and dog, Birdie.
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. Kyle is the acting CFO of Work World, a current GCP platform. 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 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, daughter Sloan, and dog Rocky.
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 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.
Stacia is General Counsel to The Gart Companies and the various entities associated with The Gart Companies. Stacia earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University and has practiced law in Colorado since 1993, initially with a boutique real estate law firm and later with larger full-service Denver based law firms. Stacia has worked with The Gart Companies and its associated entities throughout her practice and joined The Gart Companies as General Counsel in 2016.
Hometown: Stacia lived in Columbus, Ohio and Little Rock, Arkansas before settling in Colorado in 1993.
Interests outside of work: Stacia enjoys skiing, paddle boarding, reading and traveling. Stacia has two adult children.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 the Gart Properties Leasing Department.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Interests outside of work: Autumn enjoys spending time with her dog, Vader, reading, traveling, concerts, yoga, hiking, and time away in the mountains.
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.
Maryann joined The Gart Companies in August of 2017. She is responsible for all corporate and family office accounting. Maryann has over 20 years of financial accounting experience in various industries, including public / tax accounting, manufacturing, real estate and non-profit. She graduated from Lewis University in Illinois with a B.A. degree in Accounting and Business Management.
Hometown: Joliet, Illinois
Interests outside of work: Traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and paddle boarding.
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.
Cheryl is the Executive Assistant to Mark Sidell, President of Gart Properties. Cheryl also contributes to many aspects of the day-to-day operations within the company. Before joining Gart Properties, Cheryl’s professional experiences were in the hospitality and legal sectors.
Hometown: Cheryl is a Colorado native.
Interests outside of work: Spending time with family and going on hikes with her dog, Max. Other interests include camping, golf, yoga, enjoying Colorado sunshine on a patio, and cheering for the Denver Broncos.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Authentic manifestation of the Gart legacy in the development of our staff and businesses. Mindful focus on family, community service, and other outside interests.
Long-term owners and builders of our businesses with an emphasis on continuous innovation.
Honesty, fairness, and the highest ethical standards.
Devoted to sustained growth and return for all our business interests.
Actively support community development through both business and philanthropic endeavors.
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.
Principal / President,
Partner, Gart Capital Partners
Vice President of Operations, Gart Properties
Principal, Gart Capital Partners
Project Manager, Gart Properties
Marketing Director, Gart Properties
Paralegal and Executive Assistant
Denver Pavilions, General Manager, Gart Properties
Senior Property Manager, Gart Properties
Receptionist, Gart Properties
Accounts Payable & Receivable, Gart Properties
Executive Assistant, Gart Properties
Leasing & Property Management Assistant, Gart Properties
Senior Accountant, Gart Properties
Accounting Manager, Gart Properties
Controller, The Gart Companies
Denver Pavilions, Office Manager, Gart Properties
Denver Pavilions, Building Engineer, Gart Properties
Denver Pavilions, Engineer, Gart Properties