Meet the Team
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 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 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.
My broad, first-hand knowledge and understanding of the real estate market has equipped me with the necessary tools and strategies to provide my clients the expertise they deserve to navigate the real estate market successfully. I am an advisor and advocate at heart and whether I’m working with a developer, new buyer, or seller, I am well-prepared to guide my clients through all phases of buying and selling real estate. Appreciating that every client is unique, I personalize the buying/selling experience from start to finish. I tailor my services to accommodate all transactions, while prioritizing my client’s individual needs. Born and raised in New York, I moved to Denver in 2018 and now call it home. In my spare time, I enjoy all the natural outdoor activities and experiences that Colorado has to offer.
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’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.
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.
Dohn Construction is a leader in the industry for quality and value. We provide a superior building experience by developing strong client relationships, understanding their needs and creating trust. Our strength comes from the partnerships we form with customers, architects, engineers, designers, subcontractors, and our employees. With over two decades of experience in the Northern Colorado construction industry, our portfolio features over 10,000,000 square feet of varying projects, the first LEED® for school Gold Certified project built in the United States, and countless repeat clients. Our success lies in our ability to understand our customers’ needs and we work directly with them to achieve the project outcome they envision. From its inception, Dohn Construction, has realized steady growth and we pride ourselves in a high number of repeat customers.
Big Valley Construction
Big Valley Construction, LLC is a commercial/residential General Contractor with expertise, resources, and capacity to successfully complete a wide range of projects. These projects include multi-family housing, custom homes, commercial core, and shell, as well as commercial tenant finish. Big Valley Construction, LLC was established in August of 2000 by Troy and Judy Neiberger. Establishing an extensive commercial background in construction on the Front Range, Troy and his family decided to return to their roots of a small town community to raise their two children, Tanner and Logan. Big Valley Construction, LLC center of operations is located in Granby, CO.
Belay is a full-service real estate development company based in Colorado. With more than 35 years of experience in construction, contracting, and design, our skillful team can execute on a wide range of project types. From shepherding the entire development process to site acquisition, asset management and sale—we bring a wealth of experience and a grounded perspective to each and every project. We tailor our approach to meet the specific goals of our clients and investors, leveraging our vast network of highly skilled industry partners for strategic collaboration and integration. Above all, we create exceptional value for our partners by delivering high-performing assets that enrich our communities.