Northern Colorado’s Top Developers Featured at Dec. 3 Symposium Hosted by Colorado State’s College of Business

The real estate landscape of Northern Colorado has changed dramatically over the past several decades. To learn more about changes in real estate and development from some of the region’s top developers, Colorado State University’s Center for Investment and Real Estate Finance in the College of Business will host "Development: Old School, New School and the Road in Between." Land Title Guarantee will sponsor the event.

The event is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 with a reception to follow at the University Park Holiday Inn in Fort Collins. A free, three-hour Real Estate Commission update course will be offered from 12:30-3:30 p.m. by Jim Brown from the Northern Colorado College of Real Estate.

Following the free course, a panel discussion, "Development: Old School, New School and the Road in Between," begins at 4 p.m. The discussion will feature Bob Everitt of Everitt Companies, Chad McWhinney of McWhinney Enterprises, Don Marosotica of Loveland Commercial and Bill Neal of Wheeler Commercial. Ted Shepard, chief planner with the city of Fort Collins, will moderate the panel comprised of community members who have made a significant impact on development and real estate in Colorado. Members of the Center for Investment and Real Estate Finance at Colorado State may attend the panel discussion free of charge. Tickets for non-members run from $30-$40 and must be purchased by Dec. 1 by calling Carrie Herber at (970) 491-5522 or

Bob Everitt will be the first inductee into the CSU Center’s Real Estate Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the event.

"When I think of real estate in Northern Colorado, Bob Everitt is the first name that comes to mind," said Eric Holsapple, director of the Center for Investment and Real Estate Finance at Colorado State. "He has helped shape the area for nearly 50 years."

Attendees also will hear from McWhinney, who has been changing the face of Northern Colorado with Centerra, the master plan development. In addition, they will find out how Neal, formerly a city planner in Greeley, negotiated through Fort Collins "City Plan" to develop Rigden Farm and how Marostica, currently a city council member in Loveland, developed the only two single-family detached affordable housing subdivisions built to date in Loveland, Colo.

"We often hear how big-time developers are dominating the landscape and creating sprawl," said Holsapple. "This is a chance to hear the developer’s side of the story. The challenges of development in Northern Colorado have not been as easy to overcome as you might think."

The Center for Investment and Real Estate Finance is currently aligned with the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Executive Real Estate Round Table, which is comprised of professionals in the fields of real estate finance, construction, architecture, engineering, agency, law and title. The Center was created to support research into investment and real estate finance, to support a first-class program for the finance and real estate concentration business majors at Colorado State and to provide outreach programs for the finance and real estate industry.

"This event will highlight the difference in the development process through the years," said Holsapple. "In addition, attendees also will learn about how the largest developers view prior developments and future plans for downtown Fort Collins and Loveland."

For more information or to make reservations for the event, contact Carrie Herber at (970) 491-5522 or