Denver is more than our company headquarters, its where our family has lived for six generations. Our commitment to the community goes well beyond general business management. In fact, our entire focus is to create vibrant and strong communities through creative management, high quality design standards, attention to detail, and practical solutions. We know that long term value creation is never a given, but by being patient and always holding ourselves to the highest levels of honesty and integrity, we achieve great things.
Prior to forming ZF Capital in 2017, Mike founded RedPeak Properties in 2001 and managed the organization for 16 years. He was also a Partner with Lincoln Property Company and a founding partner of Legacy Partners in 1998. During his career, he has developed over 70 apartment communities totaling over 11,500 homes.
He is currently the Chair of ULI Colorado. He is also the Chair of the Colorado Multifamily Housing Alliance, a better government fund that represents the interests of the apartment industry. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado as well as a ULI mentor to improve diversity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry.
He has been on the Board of Directors for Citywide Banks of Colorado since 1992. He is also the Chair of Downtown Denver, Inc. and is the Chair-elect of the Downtown Denver Partnership. He is also on the Board of Regents of Regis Jesuit High School. In addition, he is a past President of the Business Improvement District in Downtown Denver.
Mike has a BSBA in Finance from the Heider School of Business at Creighton University as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
He is a fourth-generation Colorado native. He and his wife, Nancy, live in downtown Denver and have three married children and a growing number of grandchildren.
Michael is a 5th generation native of Colorado, born and raised in Denver. His background spans across multiple asset classes and functions within the commercial real estate industry.
Michael started his career in mortgage brokerage at Johnson Capital, and later moved on to work in budgeting and forecasting at Archstone Communities – a large private multifamily owner and operator across major markets in the US. After two years in graduate school, he was recruited to Seattle, WA to work at Starbucks Coffee in the rotational development program. There, he gained a wide range of experience in the Store Development organization. His work included new store development, real estate strategy, project management, and lease negotiation. Michael moved back to Colorado to work as an analyst at FrontRange Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm in Cherry Creek. Michael helped manage current investments and underwrite new opportunities for the funds.
Most recently, Michael joined ZF Capital to manage a small portfolio of Denver apartments and to evaluate new investment opportunities in development, value-added acquisitions, and mortgage financing.
Michael sits on the Capital Projects and Advancement Committees at Regis Jesuit High School as well as the Housing Task Force at the Downtown Denver Partnership. He graduated with a degree in Finance from Creighton University and earned an MBA in Real Estate from the Graaskamp Center at The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives in Denver with his wife Emily and their 6th generation native twin boys. They enjoy riding their bikes and spending time with friends and family in the outdoors of Colorado