Team

Leonard Taub, Developer/Managing Member   

Leonard Taub is the sole owner and managing member of First Stone Development, LLC, which is a full-service real estate development group with experience consisting of over 800,000 square feet of residential and commercial projects in both New York City, Colorado & South Carolina.

In 1997, Leonard began his career in real estate development in the New York City real estate market. While in New York, Leonard developed and owned approximately 500,000 square feet of mixed-use residential and commercial space. In 2016, he established his Denver headquarters, and currently his completed and in-progress projects represent over 800,000 square feet of both residential and commercial space throughout Colorado.

First Stone Development, LLC carefully hand-picks highly qualified, diverse professionals with years of experience to guarantee exceptional ventures that will surpass financial projections. On the cutting edge of design, First Stone prides itself on its ability to skillfully design innovative, forward-thinking developments that are both lucrative and expertly built!


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.


Jennifer Vollono, Executive Assistant of Operations    

Jennifer Vollono is the Executive Assistant of Operation at First Stone Development. Ms Vollono plays an integral role in managing all activities and operations. Her key responsibilities include managing compliance issues, trouble-shooting and solving all related operational issues, compensation and insurance, IT performance management and professional development. Ms Vollono successfully maintains strong ties in business communication and relationships, and directly works with the marketing, and public relations department.

Ms Vollono communicates directly with the managing member of First Stone Development on all aspects and details of the business and strategically makes decisions with the executive team. In addition, she often corresponds with investors, and manages their portfolios to ensure all documentation is handled professionally and in a timely manner.


Derek Meinzinger, Field Operations Manager   

As Field Operations Manager, Derek plays a significant role in the management and logistic coordination of third-party contractors and vendors.  Derek is also responsible for the acquisition and synchronization of project upgrades and furnishing packages, as well as general photography and documentation of all stages of development.  Derek’s background in architecture and drafting, has given him the expertise necessary to ensure that all aspects of project design are exceptional.


Hive Architects   hive_architects

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.


Studio Completiva 

Studio Completiva’s philosophy is to inspire extraordinary lives through design. We believe the physical environment can have a significant impact on the lives of the residents. As such, we strive to design environments and spaces that help people access their full potential. We are an architecture + planning firm, operating for 24 years, whose team members are dedicated to developing communities that bring a marked, positive impact both to the lives of the residents and to the greater neighborhood.

Studio Completiva has completed numerous cost-effective and density-driven, mixed-use projects that have integrated housing, commercial and parking. We have also completed complex Planned Urban Developments and helped guide multiple stakeholders through Site Plan Review processes that have included master planning, feasibility studies and land entitlements where community outreach and communication to neighbors and board members were fundamental to the success of these projects. We conduct a wide variety of projects—from small remodels to major new development with costs varying from $50K to over $150MM. The firm consists of sixteen employees, of which, four are registered architects.


Clem Rinehart, Managing Broker / Owner  

Since 2004, I have been proud to be a part of the Denver real estate community and the growth of
our city. Having moved here from New York City, I focused on the urban Denver market where I felt I could add the most value for my clients. The real estate environment in Denver has changed a lot in recent years, but our steadfast commitment to our clients has not. Over time, I have carefully surrounded myself with like-minded broker associates interested in perfecting their craft, who also share a passion for urban Denver neighborhoods. At TreeHouse, we always put the client first – our clients are our extended family. Our strong, client-service approach to selling high-end real estate sets us apart from the sea of brokers in the market, and this is the reason the majority of our clients are repeat customers. We operate a business where people come first; as residential real estate is all about people and their most important asset, their home. We also place a large emphasis on the most essential skill set any broker must have – transactional know-how. Buyers and sellers in this fast-paced market rely on their broker to skillfully conduct the transaction on their behalf to ensure the best outcome. This attribute comes from solid coaching grounded in experience gained through years in the business. At TreeHouse, we work as a team to give all our clients a leg up in this dynamic, highly competitive market. Things happen quickly, and we take pride in being ready to spring into action for the benefit of our buyers and sellers at any moment.


Eric Eisenberg, Mortgage Broker   

As president of Expert Home Loans with over 22 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Eric prides himself on building strong relationships with his clients.  From loan application to closing, Eric is involved with his client’s loan journey every-step of the way.  Eric not only gives buyers a competitive edge with financing, but also offers them modified products for different income and credit levels, as well as down payment options.  In addition, Eric has established strong relationships with over 70 lenders, which enables him to offer invaluable access to products and pricing from a myriad of sources.  His personal accomplishments include being one of the Top 100 Mortgage Brokers in the USA, obtaining over 100 Five Star Zillow Reviews, and being personally chosen to represent mortgage brokers throughout the country by ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.


West and Main Homes   

West + Main is an independently owned and operated boutique Real Estate brokerage specializing in residential properties in Downtown Denver and Front Range communities. Our team is carefully curated. Local experts who know both the Real Estate process as well as Colorado’s unique communities, neighborhoods + homes fill our roster. We aren’t trying to be the biggest brokerage in town – but we do make it our mission to treat every client with the same level of care. West + Main Homes has four innovative storefront locations in the greater Denver area – in Applewood, RiNo, Downtown Louisville, and Downtown Littleton- as well as offices in Colorado Springs, Winter Park and Oklahoma City. Having sold properties from Aurora to Fort Collins, and from Evergreen to Castle Rock, the West + Main Homes team has experts across the Front Range and Downtown who can help you find + purchase or position + sell any property. With an extensive International network of Real Estate professionals across the globe, we can also connect you to a Real Estate expert wherever you might need one.


West Way Creative   

West Way Creative is a Denver based creative agency offering design and marketing services and specializing in the real estate industry. No one knows better than our team how brand = life. We eat, sleep + breathe good branding…because effective marketing + messaging is everything. Whether your brand needs a light refresh or a complete overhaul, we love making everything just a bit (or sometimes a lot) better…while maintaining your company’s consistent voice. Mixing print, digital, outdoor and event elements + opportunities isn’t an intuitive process, and it’s constantly changing. We’re happy to take it from here, so you can focus on what you do best – running your company, selling your stuff + keeping your customers happy.