Movers and Shakers Week Ending 03.19.21


Jane Everhart promoted to President of Brinkman Real Estate

Jane Everhart

To support the continued market focus on secondary / tertiary markets in the Intermountain West region, Brinkman Real Estate has announced that Jane Everhart has been promoted to president and CFO of the real estate investment firm.

Jane is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of financial management experience, including 20 years as CFO for high-growth, entrepreneurial companies. She has helped companies achieve incredible success by driving growth, profit and culture. During her career at OtterBox, Gorsuch Ltd. and Brinkman Real Estate, Jane has seen tremendous growth both nationally and internationally, resulting in profit increases from 35% to 300% during her watch.

Jane has been with Brinkman since 2014, previously serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. She will continue in her role as CFO when she takes on this expanded role as President. During her time with the company, she developed a progressive approach to finance and strategic growth while strengthening the company’s focus on employee satisfaction and development, as well as overall organizational health.

In the expansive role of President, Jane will lead strategic initiatives that focus on organizational optimization and structure while driving short- and long-term business goals.

Jane holds a BS in Business with a major in accounting from the University of Colorado. She is a chartered accountant, a graduate of the Women’s Vision Leadership Institute, and a facilitator of the Paterson Center’s strategic operations plan.

She was named a Women to Watch Leader by the Colorado Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, and an Outstanding Finalist for Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal.

“As we continue to expand across the Intermountain West region, we need a strategic leader who will scale our resources to meet these needs,” said Kevin Brinkman, Co-Founder and CEO. “Jane’s contributions have been invaluable and have led to our success as a company. I look forward to continuing to work closely with her in this new role. “

SideCar PR extends the functions for content, data and multimedia

Molly Armbrister

Melanie Towler

SideCar PR, a full-service communications company specializing in commercial real estate, community building and placemaking, expanded its content creation, data capabilities and multimedia services through the hiring of Molly Armbrister, Senior Manager, Content and Copywriting, and Melanie Towler, Multimedia, expands manager.

As an award-winning local journalist and former commercial real estate analyst, Armbrister offers a distinctive blend of dynamic storytelling skills and in-depth knowledge of the commercial real estate industry. In her new role, Armbrister will use her decades of experience to give each SideCar PR customer a unique voice while providing all types of content with statistical and market knowledge.

“As we all continue to navigate the changing realities of the pandemic, SideCar is committed to providing the most informed advice possible to our customers,” said Sarah Cullen, President, SideCar PR. “Molly complements our incredible talent offering and offers invaluable expertise that is based on data-informed storytelling and equips our customers for long-term success.”

Prior to joining SideCar PR, Molly worked as a Senior Research Analyst for CBRE in Denver, where she wrote in-depth research reports and white papers, conducted economic and market research, and prepared and delivered presentations to small groups and statewide organizations. She previously worked for the Denver Business Journal and BizWest Media, covering commercial real estate, construction, finance, retail, and other topics. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and technical communication from Colorado State University.

Towler brings seven years of video production and photography experience to her role as a multimedia manager, drawing on her passion for storytelling to create visual content that highlights the unique stories of SideCar’s customers. Prior to her PR at SideCar, Melanie worked for a video production and photography studio creating a variety of videos, from short documentaries for international nonprofits to commercial promotions for local businesses. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism where she focused on video production and photography.

“Storytelling – especially via video – remains one of the most powerful ways to communicate what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and why your audience should care,” added Cullen. “Melanie’s specialization in visual content creation will help our clients connect with the audiences that matter most to them, which ultimately helps support their business goals.”

SideCarPR leverages the power of an integrated communication approach and offers a full range of services including media relations, social media, multimedia, programming and events, graphic design and web development.

Derek Ellefsen is joining Taylor Kohrs as superintendent

Derek Ellefsen

Taylor Kohrs, a general contractor based in Colorado for nearly 40 years, recently hired Derek Ellefsen as superintendent. Previously, he worked on high-traffic, crowded projects in New York City.

In his role as Superintendent at Taylor Kohrs, Ellefsen is responsible for coordinating day-to-day construction activities, overseeing field workers and subcontractors, coordinating with pre-construction and project managers, and general safety and due diligence on the construction site. He also coordinates the procurement and delivery of project equipment and materials in a timely manner.

“We are excited to have Derek on the Taylor Kohrs team and to lead the Atrium at Austin Bluffs project,” said Scott Heasty, vice president of operations at Taylor Kohrs. “Derek has the experience and skills necessary to safely and successfully execute this three story affordable apartment building.”

Ellefsen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York. He is OSHA Construction trained and certified and holds a Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) certification from the Construction Manager’s Association of America.

Atlas Real Estate announces new hires

Edith Nyarko

Liz Hanley

Denver-based Atlas Real Estate announced two new hires this week. Edith Nyarko and Liz Hanley.

Edith Nyarko, Transaction coordinator

Edith joins the Atlas Brokerage team as a transaction coordinator. She brings five years of accounting experience to the role. In her previous position, she led 15 project managers by effectively communicating about contracts, documents, approvals and customer billing requirements. Edith earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Northern Colorado. While there, she founded the African Culture Club to promote diversity and introduce students to African culture.

Liz Hanley, Property management

Liz joined the Atlas team as a real estate manager after a 10 year career in customer service for theme parks in Florida and California. She loves working with people and looks forward to living the Atlas mission of elevating humanity through real estate by working to provide a positive experience for Denver residents. Liz earned a bachelor’s degree from North Central College in Naperville, IL.

Anthony Montijo

Kairoi Residential welcomes Anthony Montijo to the Curate Community in Westminster

Kairoi Residential – a leading vertically integrated multi-family investment, development and property management company – has welcomed Anthony Montijo to join Kairoi’s Curate in Westminster as a service assistant.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Anthony to Kairoi and to continue providing exceptional service to our residents of our Texas and Denver homes from a team of outstanding and dedicated professionals,” said Jessica Uresti, director of recruitment at Kairoi. “Our company is committed to empowering and inspiring talented people to capitalize on career opportunities by creating extraordinary life experiences in our communities. Our residents receive real care and inspired living spaces that offer a lifestyle that makes living in a Kairoi community remarkable. “

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