Developer: First Stone Development
First Stone Development is a privately owned, full service real estate development group with over 600,000 square feet of residential and commercial projects in New York City and Denver. We pride ourselves on our expertise constructing superior, cost effective, multi-unit condominiums, townhomes, pre-war loft conversions and retail space. Our team of highly qualified, diverse professionals has years of experience building exceptional projects that surpass financial projections. On the cutting edge of design, First Stone skillfully develops innovative, forward-thinking communities that are lucrative and built to last!
Communications/Marketing Director: Susan Taub
Susan Taub is responsible for implementing creative marketing strategies, including public relations and media services designed to generate business awareness and community partnerships. Before joining First Stone Development, Susan was the Marketing Director for a prominent real estate developer of condominium projects in New York City and shopping centers on the west coast.
Prior to her specializing in real estate communications and marketing, Susan was the Assistant Public Relations/Marketing Director for the Los Angeles Lakers and other events at the Los Angeles Forum. Susan earned a Master of Science degree in both administration and education and is a licensed real estate broker.
General Contractor: Denver Design Build
The owners of Denver Design Build, Jeff Ayres & Jeff Gates, met as General Contractors in 2008. Together, they began to recognize a lack of quality construction at a reasonable price in Colorado. Knowing their costs to build were already some of the most competitive in the industry, they decided to combine their talents and form Denver Design Build in 2010.
Cost of construction, however, was not enough to set them apart. They realized a high- quality design and superior client experience was paramount and they were determined to deliver. Today, Denver Design Build prides themselves on their ongoing relationships with clients, as they continue to build distinct, unique custom homes across the Denver Metro Area and the Front Range.
Their approach to business has proved to be exceedingly successful. While the Denver Design Build started primarily in the remodel sector, it quickly grew into new-build projects. In 2014, the company’s 20-plus employees were managing a 20-story apartment tower renovation and several multifamily new construction projects. Colorado Business Magazine named them among the top 250 private companies in Colorado for 2013 and 2014, and Denver Design Build was awarded Best of Houzz in 2014.
Architect: Hangar 41
Hangar 41 is an architectural design firm founded in 2010 by a group of entrepreneurs with a focus on collaboration and establishing a think-tank environment. Hangar 41 was built on the principles of sustainable practice, integrated project delivery, building information modeling, and community service/engagement. We are dedicated to create architecture that inspires and enhances the lives of all those touched by our work. Hangar 41 is committed to help our clients build a strong vision for their projects grounded on function and enlivened by meaning.
Hangar 41’s success is defined by the relationships we form with our clients. We have an open and inclusive process, and offer our ideas to client and user critiques to ensure that the needs of each project are fulfilled. Understanding that every aspect of design can become a meaningful expression of the function and requirement of a project, we conduct diligent research to allow us to appreciate the local context and community. Reflecting on past experience, Hangar 41 creates a new language for every design that is specific to individual client goals. Our entire staff has a vested interest in the firm, fueling the drive to succeed, while creating accountability for every project. Principals and team staff are engaged in all aspects of design, which ultimately reduce errors, and strengthen project coordination.
Sales: Alex Leder
With a decade of experience in various facets of the real estate market, Alex has built a stellar reputation for reliability and excellence. Alex is a founding and managing partner of Gold Coast Capital Resources, LLC, a boutique real estate firm focusing on Denver and New York City.
During the course of Alex’s career, he has successfully sold more than $100 million in real estate, raised more than $30 million in equity for real estate projects, and has worked on projects totaling over a half billion dollars. His most notable sales projects include a 16-unit townhouse development in Jefferson Park, Denver, condominiums in Hell’s Kitchen and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a 145,000 square foot mixed-use development project in Gramercy Park, and newly converted lofts on the Bowery of Manhattan, which is considered one of New York City’s trendiest areas.
Alex graduated from Colorado State University, where he established many close business relationships. Alex began to diversify his real estate network to include the Denver area, as Colorado becomes one of the hottest buyers/sellers markets in the US.
Bank: Colorado Federal Savings Bank (CFSB)
Colorado Federal Savings Bank is an internet based bank formed in 1990 with office locations across the country specializing in speculative construction lending to top tier developers and home builders nationwide. Colorado Federal has established itself as “The Builder’s Lender” by cultivating long term relationships with growing builders and developers through the help of general contractors on staff and in house loan administration. Dedicated to delivering superior service, a transparent loan process andconsistent low rates to builders, Colorado Federal has nearly doubled its lending balance sheet from 2014 to 2016.
Understanding each builder and project is unique, Colorado Federal has a dynamic underwriting team and partners with Provident Mortgage Trust, a separate but affiliated company under common ownership. Provident Mortgage Trust is a hybrid REIT with equity under management exceeding $300MM focused on bridge and short term real estate loans. By preserving the lending, investment, and service integrity upon which Provident Funding (one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage originators and servicers) was founded, PMT has stood the test of time and emerged a proven investment vehicle.
Colorado Federal Savings Bank is an Equal Housing Lender.
Printing/Signs: Signal Graphics
Signal Graphics & Printing in Aurora, Colorado is a family owned and operated one stop shop for all of your printing, design, signage and branding needs. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to help you navigate the often confusing world of printing and find products that match your personal or corporate identity at the lowest prices possible. Whether you’re looking for, stationary, marketing products or anything in-between, we are here to accommodate and enhance your creative process; the only limit is your imagination.
Mortgage Banker: Eric Eisenberg
Eric’s extensive experience with real estate mortgages and financial advising has established him as a leader in his field. When working with his client’s, Eric takes more into account than credit score, income, and assets. He prides himself on getting to know his clients personal needs to insure they are in a loan program customized for them. Over the years, Eric has been recognized for his professional contributions from various organizations. He is the recipient of the Business Leader and Community Service Award, which he earned for client advocacy, and he has been quoted on the front page of The New York Times Sunday Real Estate section for his insight relating to changing mortgage requirements. Eric is currently in the process of setting up offices throughout the west coast.