Troy McWhinney named Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center

FORT COLLINS – Troy McWhinney, chief investment officer and co-founder of Loveland-based development, investment and management firm McWhinney, will be named Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by the Everitt Real Estate Center at the College of Business at Colorado State University on Wednesday.

The award will be presented at the 18th annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference, Oct. 1, 12:30-5:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites at The Ranch in Loveland. It recognizes McWhinney’s impact on the Northern Colorado region over the past two decades.

“The vision of the McWhinneys, both Troy and his brother Chad, has done no less than transform the landscape of our region, both physically and economically,” according to Eric Holsapple, executive director of the Everitt Real Estate Center. “We are proud to honor Troy with this award in recognition of his continued commitment to our region and our state.”

Troy McWhinney established McWhinney with Chad and their father, Derek, in 1991. One of their first large-scale, multi-use projects was the award-winning 3,000-acre Centerra master-planned community in Loveland; they are also responsible for the 935-acre mixed-use North Park community in Broomfield.

For more than 20 years, Troy has played an integral role in developing and planning over 6,000 acres of land and has developed more than 6 million square feet of office, industrial, medical, retail and residential properties, including over 1,700 multifamily apartment homes with a total value in excess of $1 billion. He has received entitlements for over 5,500 acres of land in Colorado, consisting of more than 14,000 residential units and 20 million square feet of commercial development at full build-out.

As the Chief Investment Officer, Troy leads the development, strategy and implementation plans for McWhinney. In addition, he is responsible for developing new capital opportunities and manages all new and existing investor relations. Troy’s leadership and attention to detail help guide the company toward its purpose of creating great places for people.

In addition to this award from the Everitt Real Estate Center, Troy has been named NAIOP Developer/Owner of the Year by the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties – Colorado Chapter, and Bravo! Entrepreneur of the Year by the Northern Colorado Business Report. He has previously served as a Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County and the Chairman for the City of Loveland’s Construction Advisory Board.

Chad McWhinney, CEO of the company, was named Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by the Everitt Center in 2009.

Admission to this year’s real estate conference, which will also feature presentations on the state of downtowns, housing affordability, and Denver’s renovated Union Station, is $35 for EREC and NCCAR members, $75 for nonmembers and the public.

Register for the event online at or at the door.

For more information, contact Chris Johnson at (970) 491-1670.

About the Everitt Real Estate Center
The Everitt Real Estate Center, within the College of Business at Colorado State University, strives to continually improve its missions of providing valuable research to the real estate community, as well as provide outreach programs and networking opportunities for CSU real estate students.

The Center was established in October 2000, and has benefited from two major endowments – $1.5 million from Eric Holsapple and Don Marostica, and $2.4 million from Bob and Joyce Everitt and the Everitt Companies. The goal of the Center is to set the standard in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of Colorado and the real estate industry. The Center is supported solely from membership fees, event profits and donations.