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.


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.

Interested in joining the SLATE team? Apply here


Stan Kniss

Partner | Employing Broker

(303) 324-5681


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 landed in Denver 13 years ago and has lived and worked downtown ever since. Jorgen has a natural knack for connecting others and bringing people together, and with true passions for photography, urban development and Design, it’s easy to see why he chose a career path in residential real estate brokerage.

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 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.

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, including:

Council Member of the Denver Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Collectors’ Council.

Board Member 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.

Co-Founder of the “Bridge Party”, 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.

Brett Heyl

Director of Operations | Broker Associate

(240) 381-8633


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.

Stephanie Engels

Director of Sales | Broker Associate

(303) 668-7884


Stephanie is Slate’s Director of Sales. Bringing decades of experience, ranging from securities trading, to a stint on Wall Street, to commercial real estate, on-site development sales, and culminating with a role as Managing Broker for one of the largest real estate firms in Denver, there is very little that Stephanie hasn’t encountered along the way.

At Slate, she provides mentorship for our team, along with individual coaching and training.  In addition, she is the perfect fit for Slate.  As a creative-type herself, she connects with both right and left-brain endeavors, and provides an essential balance between the two.  She is the engine that drives us forward.

In her personal life, she is a single mother of two incredible young adults.  It is that role that drives her the most. She’s also deeply connected to her friends, and a selfless supporter of all those around her.

Brady Keenan

Broker Associate

(303) 883-2751


Those closest to Brady will tell you that she has infectious energy and is a joy to be around – that she has a smile that lights up a room.  Those of us who are fortunate enough to work with her on a daily basis will add to that she is an expert at her craft, and that her professionalism is only outdone by her capacity to understand her clients and deliver to them the very best.

After growing up living on the west coast and in Texas, Brady moved to Boulder in 2004 to attend the University of Colorado. She studied Economics and Business but always knew she loved the residential real estate business. Having the opportunity to connect and meet new people is part of the business that she appreciates the most. 
While real estate is a large part of her life, what truly defines her are her connections to her friends and family, her love of travel and music – and of course, her dogs.

Luke Short

Broker Associate

(720) 296-1055


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 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


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…

Caroline Wilding

Associate Broker

(303) 945-1520


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.

Brady Cullen

Broker Associate

Originally from Wisconsin, Brady moved to Denver nearly 10 years ago in pursuit of new beginnings and a career in the hospitality industry.

After managing multiple bars and restaurants, Brady spent several years working at the Four Seasons Hotel where he worked his way up to Private Residences Manager. It was there where Brady learned what it meant to provide truly superior service to both hotel guests and owners of the Private Residences. In the process, his love for the downtown lifestyle was solidified and he decided it was time to take his passion for urban real estate to the next level.

Brady went on to work in the world of Multifamily Residential Redevelopment and Management for a National Real Estate Investment Company. His distinct ability to provide exceptional service was put to use in low income communities, often mismanaged and deprived of equal access to the amenities of life that poverty seems to hide from view.  It was through this work that Brady realized the power of genuine care and a responsibility towards the positive development of one’scommunity.

With a longing to spend more time in his beloved Downtown Denver where he lives, Brady broke into the residential real estate market and discovered his true calling.  Today, he takes great pride in helping both buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. His passion for design and creative thinking make him a perfect fit for Slate where he hopes to build a successful legacy of real estate service.

A social butterfly with a love for good food and travel, Brady loves to visit his niece and nephews in Wisconsin and vacations anywhere he is able to deep sea fish.

Clark Thomas

Associate Broker



Clark Thomas was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and made an early connection to the residential real estate world: during his freshman year at Colorado State University, Clark purchased his first condo at age 19. He has been hooked on residential real estate ever since.

 After graduating from CSU with two bachelor’s degrees, Clark earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and Juris Doctor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. In his final year of law school, Clark was awarded the Sturm College of Law Scholastic Excellence Award for #1 performance in his class in Real Estate Law. Clark briefly worked in the legal world representing corporate clients in major acquisitions and individual homeowners in eminent domain disputes. He rapidly realized sitting behind a desk churning out billable hours relating to contentious litigation was not going to be a fulfilling lifestyle for him, so he left the desk-bound legal world, passed the real estate broker’s licensing exam, began representing home buyers and sellers and never looked back.

Clark has been a licensed real estate broker since 2013 and has closed transactions involving the entire spectrum of Colorado Front Range properties, from “starter homes” all the way to multi-million dollar custom properties.

Clark currently resides with his wife Madeline in Denver’s River North Art District where he has been a RiNo Member Artist as a musician since 2016.



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