Partner | Broker Associate

(303) 319-1278

Jorgen@slaterea.com

 

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.