Leonard Taub, Developer/Managing Member
Leonard Taub began his career in real estate development in the New York City real estate market in 1997. While in New York, Mr Taub developed and owned approximately 500,000 square feet of mixed-use residential and commercial properties. His New York projects include – 316 Bowery, 2, 4 and 6 Bleecker Street, and two residential ground-up construction totaling 100,000 square feet on the Lower East Side and Hell’s Kitchen. In addition, Mr Taub sold an 18,000 square foot commercial property in Brooklyn, facilitated acquisition and assemblage of a 144,000 square foot project in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park with full approvals and plans, and assembled an 80,000 square foot project in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. In South Carolina, Leonard was an integral part of the assemblage of a 14-acre Commercial Office Park in Charleston.
In 2015, Mr. Taub established his presence in the Denver real estate market. He has since acquired four development properties – Saola Townhomes in Sloan’s lake consisting of 17 townhomes, all sold and occupied in May 2018; Vaquita Townhomes in the Highlands consisting of 17 townhomes, scheduled for completion January 2019; Condor Townhomes on Tennyson Avenue consisting of 28 townhomes, construction scheduled to begin May 2018; and Santa Fe Drive Development in Denver’s Art District consisting of 22 townhomes, 8,500 square feet of retail and 55 condos, construction scheduled to begin April 2019.
Due to Leonard Taub’s successful track record, he has secured a large equity investor network with investment capital of over $40 million for real estate ventures.
Susan Taub, Communications/Marketing Director
Susan Taub is responsible for implementing creative marketing strategies, including public relations and media services designed to generate business awareness and community partnerships. Before joining First Stone Development, Susan was the Marketing Director for a prominent real estate developer of condominium projects in New York City and shopping centers on the west coast.
Prior to her specializing in real estate communications and marketing, Susan was the Assistant Public Relations/Marketing Director for the Los Angeles Lakers and other events at the Los Angeles Forum. Susan earned a Master of Science degree in both administration and education and is a licensed real estate broker.
With nearly a decade of experience in various facets of the real estate market, Alex has built a stellar reputation for reliability and excellence. Alex is a founding and managing partner of Gold Coast Capital Resources, LLC, a Denver and New York City boutique real estate firm that follows the most stringent ethical standards.
During the course of Alex’s career, he has successfully sold more than $50 million in real estate, raised more than $10 million in equity for real estate projects, and has worked on projects totaling over a half billion dollars. His most notable sales projects include a 16-unit townhouse development in Jefferson Park, Denver, condominiums located in Hell’s Kitchen and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a 145,000 square foot mixed-use development project in Gramercy Park, and newly converted lofts on the Bowery of Manhattan, which is considered one of New York City’s trendiest areas.
Alex graduated from Colorado State University in 2006, where he established many close business relationships. Alex began to diversify his real estate network to include the Denver area, as Colorado becomes one of the hottest buyers/sellers markets in the US.
Lawrence Kutnicki and Daniel Bernstein established Kutnicki Bernstein Architects in 1986. Since inception, they have constituted an extremely diverse practice designing projects for new residential condominium buildings, residential conversions, corporate offices, institutions, non-profit organizations and showrooms.
KBA provides an extraordinary service to their clients, in that their experience and philosophy enable them to design buildings and spaces embedded with ideas and images that stay current over time.
Their philosophy is to balance pragmatic business ideals with commitment to responsiveness. This is their means of achieving the highest possible quality work in order to satisfy their clients’ specific requirements of project budgets and target schedules. Kutnicki Bernstein Architects commits the full resources of the firm to satisfy a client and to achieve the client’s objective.
KBA are committed to the partnering strategy as the backbone of their design and business, and are willing to dedicate the resources required to assure the quality of their success.
The owners of Denver Design Build, Jeff Ayres & Jeff Gates, met as General Contractors in 2008. Together, they began to recognize a lack of quality construction at a reasonable price in Colorado. Knowing their individual contractor models were some of the most competitive in the industry, they combined their talents to form Denver Design Build in 2010.
Cost of construction, however, was not enough to set them apart. They realized high-quality design and superior client experience was paramount, and they were determined to deliver. Today, Denver Design Build prides itself on ongoing relationships with clients, as they continue to build distinct properties across the Denver Metro Area and the Front Range.
Their approach has proven exceedingly successful. While the company started primarily in the remodel sector, it quickly grew into new-build and large-scale commercial projects. Colorado Business Magazine named them among the top 250 private companies in Colorado for 2013 and 2014, among numerous other nominations and awards accredited to the firm in the past several years.
Founded in 2003, Denver based Hive Architects is a regional practice that specializes in architecture, urban planning and interior design. Over the past 12 years, Hive has focused primarily on residential and mixed-use construction in Denver’s urban neighborhoods and has served as the design consultants on numerous multifamily projects nationally.
Hive Architects strives to blend a context-driven design process with careful attention to detail, while skillfully managing the talents of the team to bring client projects to successful fruition.
Hangar 41 is an architectural design firm founded in 2010 by a group of entrepreneurs with a focus on collaboration and establishing a think-tank environment. Hangar 41 was built on the principles of sustainable practice, integrated project delivery, building information modeling, and community service/engagement. We are dedicated to create architecture that inspires and enhances the lives of all those touched by our work. Hangar 41 is committed to help our clients build a strong vision for their projects grounded on function and enlivened by meaning.
Hangar 41’s success is defined by the relationships we form with our clients. We have an open and inclusive process, and offer our ideas to client and user critiques to ensure that the needs of each project are fulfilled. Understanding that every aspect of design can become a meaningful expression of the function and requirement of a project, we conduct diligent research to allow us to appreciate the local context and community.Reflecting on past experience, Hangar 41 creates a new language for every design that is specific to individual client goals.Our entire staff has a vested interest in the firm, fueling the drive to succeed, while creating accountability for every project.Principals and team staff are engaged in all aspects of design, which ultimately reduce errors, and strengthen project coordination.
Eric Eisenberg, Mortgage Banker
Eric’s extensive experience with real estate mortgages and financial advising has established him as a leader in his field. When working with his client’s, Eric takes more into account than credit score, income, and assets. He prides himself on getting to know his clients personal needs to insure they are in a loan program customized for them. Over the years, Eric has been recognized for his professional contributions from various organizations. He is the recipient of the Business Leader and Community Service Award, which he earned for client advocacy, and he has been quoted on the front page of The New York Times Sunday Real Estate section for his insight relating to changing mortgage requirements. Eric is currently in the process of setting up offices throughout the west coast.