Elevation Realty Managing Partner Steve Baldus Values Action in Real Estate - Investment Community of the Rockies

Whether it's skiing the Rockies, acquiring apartment buildings or managing properties in a hands-on style, Elevation Realty managing partner Steve Baldus favors action over endless negotiating with people who are all talk and little or no follow-through. During a career in commercial real estate sales and property appraising, Steve struggled with developing a mindset for…

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Ex-Educator Katy Fleming: Connecting People, Collaborating, Doing Deals

Many investors wear many hats. For 20 years, Katy Fleming of Lafayette regularly swapped out of her real estate gear and into her alter ego as a sociologist and educator. She taught medical ethics at CU Boulder, directed a county AIDS awareness program, and implemented a health assessment tool for Colorado schools. The swapping stopped…

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A Fork in the Road

Six-year investor Tom LaRocque was chosen for ICOR’s 2015 Rising Tide Award. The award recognized his purchase of three-unit income property in Englewood, six miles due south of downtown Denver. What distinguished the deal was that it was done with approximately zero net cash out of pocket. Every dollar spent on acquisition and improvements was…

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Lifestyle design tips from the ultimate expert

Don’t believe us? All Dolly Parton jokes aside… working a 9 to 5 job in your tiny cubical (or maybe you’ve got the corner office… we’re not judging) will be the death of you. Or at the very least your soul. The traditional gold watch, sliver plaque, 401k with matching contributions and a 30 year…

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Keys to Great Goal Setting

ICOR spends a portion of time every year reviewing and updating our strategic plan. When our founders decided to create a new type of investors association, largely built around and by the people in our investment community, they knew some pretty aggressive goals needed to be set. The ICOR business model required it and more…

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6 Must Read Tips for Creating an Awesome Investment Team

An investor is only as good as their team! Real estate investing requires an investor to build strong relationships with other investors and industry experts. There are so many intricacies in developing a deal—no one investor can do it all. Part of being a member of the ICOR community means knowing you have a pool…

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