About Slate

Slate Real Estate Advisors is a Creative Real Estate Agency that specializes in the marketing and sales of unique, well-designed properties and residential development projects in Denver.

ETHOS

At Slate we believe that the spaces we choose to inhabit have a profound effect on who we are. They provide refuge, house our important belongings and encourage us to lead a well-lived life. The built environment has the power to reflect our individual and shared cultural values, capture our curiosities and inspire us.

We believe that it’s outside of these spaces and into our neighborhoods and cities where the meaningful work is done. Having a deep connection to one’s community gives life a greater sense of purpose and a support network that we as individuals need to thrive. We believe our experiences are heightened and our lives enriched when shared.

We believe the world is more interesting and exciting when driven by creativity, and enhanced by beauty. We believe that quality design has the power to support our general well-being, promote joy and increased happiness in our lives.

These are some of the things that are most important to us. We invite you to learn more and discover for yourself: The Slate Difference.

TEAM

Caroline Wilding

Associate Broker

(303) 945-1520

Caroline@Slaterea.com

Caroline loves a good design transformation and thrives on the magic of walking into a space that began as a simple idea.

She has worked on projects around the world, most notably the James Perse Flagship store and Jenni Kayne’s residence in Beverly Hills, Forever 21 flagship retail stores in London, Tokyo and Beverly Hills, and the Donner and Thole residences here in Denver. Caroline is a licensed Architect whose work has been awarded and published multiple times. Most recently her design of the Thole Residence won Best Modern House in Denver 2018 by 5280 Magazine. Caroline started her own firm, Construct Design // Architecture in 2016 where she continues to be Principle, taking on select design projects.

Caroline saw an opportunity to combine her life-long passion for real estate and expertise in Architecture. She obtained her broker’s license and joined the accomplished team at Slate because she is inspired to help clients find properties with potential, then to create design plans that will realize this potential. She is excited to be an innovative part of the future of real estate by offering her clients more value with the vertical integration of architecture, design and real estate.

In addition to all things design, Caroline enjoys travel, good food, playing music and getting active outdoors with her husband and son.

Stan Kniss

Employing Broker | Partner

(303) 324-5681

Stan@slaterea.com

Stan likes big things and small things – always has. That means he is as comfortable in flip flops with a glass of whiskey at his tiny house in the mountains, or at a 5-star hotel in the city.

He loves Pit Bulls and kids; he has two of each. He is madly in love with his wife of nearly 20 years and will proudly tell you that he cannot do what he does without her love and support. He loves clean, simple design and hand-made, local things. Along the way, he’s learned that the things that motivate him the most are the things that add “soul” to his life – giving back, supporting charities and causes that align with his values, getting out into nature, and spending time with friends and family.

Stan has spent the majority of his 20-year career in real estate selling unique properties:

  • Environmentally-friendly homes for a small local builder
  • Residential and live/work properties in infill communities like Lowry and Stapleton,
  • Traditional Neighborhood Design communities like Bradburn Village
  • Hotel-branded condominiums like the Four Seasons Private Residences Denver, and the Ritz Carlton Residences at Bachelor Gulch,
  • And the country’s most expensive fractional ownership at the Club at Solaris.

Stan has learned from each one of these experiences is that understanding consumer behavior is every bit as important as knowing what makes each home unique and special. Unless you understand both, you’re operating on hope, which is a terrible strategy!

Jorgen Jensen

Partner | Broker Associate

(303) 319-1278

Jorgen@slaterea.com

Jorgen landed in Denver 12 years ago and has lived and worked downtown ever since. An Architecture School dropout, he’s always carried with him a strong passion for design, urban development and photography.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, starting at the age of 13 Jorgen spent most summers and weekends working for the late Kirk Von Blunck, a highly-awarded Design Architect and Historic Preservationist. While just a grunt, Jorgen assisted Kirk as he worked to revitalize Des Moines’ Historic East Village, with the restoration and redevelopment of large-scale projects such as the Teachout Building, Hohberger Building and the Crane Co. (Artist Lofts). Naturally, Kirk impressed upon Jorgen at a young age the importance of preserving our Cities’ architectural heritage, and the power we have to transform our communities through Art, Culture, Creative Placemaking and thoughtful Community Development efforts.

Jorgen has a natural knack for connecting others and bringing people together. With a true passion for hospitality he has hosted over 300 travelers via Airbnb downtown Denver. Jorgen will tell you that this has been one of the more enriching experiences of his life.

Jorgen is the Developer and Co-Owner of The Foundry in Des Moines’s Historic Valley Junction, a redevelopment project that includes the conversion of a 1890’s railroad maintenance facility into an innovative mix of uses, including a Distillery, Food & Beverage Hall and Non-Profit Commissary Kitchen dedicated to 16 Food Truck Operators.

Since graduating from Iowa State University with degrees in Finance & Design, Jorgen has participated in a variety of real estate ventures including,

  • Capital Development for an Alternative Investments Broker/Dealer, focusing on raising private placement capital in a variety of real estate based syndications.
  • In 2009 Jorgen stepped into a partnership role with Renaissance Land & Water Management, and provided support in the acquisition, development and investment of raw land, water, water storage and other development opportunities in real estate throughout Northern Colorado.
  • In 2012, after attaining his Colorado Real Estate License, Jorgen went to work with Urban Market Partners, an urban infill development company founded by Amy Harmon. It was at UMP where Jorgen practiced real estate brokerage and continued his work in Creative Placemaking.

Jorgen is committed to the positive development of his community, and has exemplified this commitment through a number of roles he has filled over the past decade while living in Denver:

In 2008 Dana Crawford and others inducted Jorgen onto the Board of the Union Station Advocates, a civic advocacy group focused on the design excellence of public spaces throughout the 20 acre transit redevelopment around the Historic Denver Union Station Building. Today, the Union Station Advocates serves as Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO), and continues to encourage an enhanced experience for all the many who visit Union Station and the surrounding neighborhood.

In 2013 Jorgen Co-Founded the After Party on the Bridge, an annual fundraising event that supports The Greenway Foundation, a non profit focused on the improvement and beautification of Denver’s South Platte River, it’s waterways and adjoining urban parks.

Since 2009 Jorgen has been engaged with the Biennial of the Americas, an International Festival that unites our 34 nations across the Americas, through Art, Ideas & Culture. Currently, Jorgen is a member of the Next Generation Advisory Committee and continues his work to engage young professionals around Denver’s art and cultural development initiatives.

Brett Heyl

Operations | Broker Associate

(240) 381-8633

Brett@slaterea.com

Brett was born and raised in Vermont. He came from a Real Estate family. His mother has worked in the residential brokerage field his whole life while his father ran a residential mortgage office.

Dinner conversations about purchase and sales agreements and financing contingencies became the norm. Brett’s early life, however, was dedicated to athletics and education. He was a competitive alpine ski racer through high school, until he decided to focus on his career in Whitewater Slalom Kayaking. Kayaking allowed him to spend extensive time internationally, developing a sense of the importance of a community’s built environment. After representing the United States in the 2004 Olympic Games, he continued to compete until 2012 while earning his B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina, also studying urban planning and serving on the US Olympic Committee’s Athlete Advisory Council.

Brett then spent a year working for The President of The United States, but decided it was time to commence a career in his true passion.

Combining Real Estate, economics and urban planning led Brett to Denver to begin his work in Real Estate Development and Management. He served as Project Manager for Urban Market Partners since 2014, helping to manage over $40 million of office space and managing various ground-up and redevelopment projects.

Brett’s driving motivation is to combine business efficiencies, intelligent design and neighborhood involvement to deliver truly superior projects that improve the quality of life within the community.

He recently completed a redevelopment project in West Des Moines Iowa, which was recently featured in the local news.

Luke Short

Broker Associate

(720) 296-1055

Luke@SlateREA.com

Luke started his career in real estate as an assistant in Fort Collins Colorado at the age of 17. After years of working with some of Colorado’s top brokers, Luke decided to bring that experience to Denver and has not looked back since.

As a Central Business District resident, Luke focuses on properties in downtown Denver as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. Whether working with a first-time buyer or seller or securing the perfect investment property, Luke helps make the real estate transaction process as seamless and efficient as possible, quickly assessing a client’s specific needs and presenting them with the full range of options available to suit both lifestyle and budget. As a lifelong athlete, you can find Luke snowboarding, surfing, running, hiking, or rock climbing. He is a supporter of local music and local art and loves attending concerts, theater at The Performing Arts Center and exploring Denver’s newest art exhibits.

Sean Devine

Broker Associate

(323) 252-9939

Sean@SlateREA.com

Sean is happy to be back home in Colorado.  With 13 years of hospitality behind him, he’s developed a passion for the experience-driven lifestyle.

He worked in New York City and Los Angeles for several Five Star, Five Diamond properties and closely assisted A-list celebrities, royal families and travelers from around the world.

After working as a Residence Coordinator at the Four Seasons Denver, he was given the opportunity to elevate his expertise in Denver’s ever-growing world of real estate.

Some of his passions are photography, music and sports, and anything that has to do with the environment.  He can appreciate a simple hike to experiencing new food and wine from around the world.  Some of his favorite places are Amalfi, Paris, and that 17 mile stretch of land off Highway 133 between Carbondale, CO and Redstone.

He thrives on developing relationships and is constantly inspired by the idea of finding a canvas for people to paint on.

Kaitlin Harvey

Broker Associate

(303) 941-3386

Kaitlin@slaterea.com

It’s impossible to understand what Kaitlin brings to the world without use of the word balance.  As an internationally award winning Irish Step Dancer and classically trained Vaganova Ballet Dancer, balance simply comes with the territory. 

As a 3rd generation Colorado native, growing up in Park Hill, she knows all the pretty and gritty parts of Denver.  Yet it was her move to the “big concrete jungle” of NYC, living in Brooklyn, and graduating Cum Laude with dual degrees from NYU, that truly fostered her love of design, urban living, and connecting with that “human zoo of people,” as she would say.  And it was there, in the Big Apple, where she began her career in real estate, nearly a decade ago.

Whether she was marketing luxury condos on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for The Clarett Group, spearheading the 7th Annual BKYLN DESIGNS in Dumbo with auster*agency, helping launch the SimplyBetter Brand with The Related Companies, or leasing at RedPeak’s former flagship high-rise in Downtown Denver, connecting people and place brings her a joy that can only be found when life simply falls into balance…

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