Denver’s Premiere Real Estate Development Company

What We Do

The John Madden Company offers completely integrated real estate services, including land acquisition, asset management, project management, brokerage and leasing, tenant finish, construction management, and property management.

The John Madden Company Difference


John Madden Company focuses on distinctive architecture, quality materials and impeccable construction to ensure our award-winning commercial real estate properties consistently perform well for owners and tenants.


In the last six decades, John Madden Company has developed more than 10 million square feet of office and related space nationally, and we manage more than 700,000 square feet of office space in the Denver area. We have significant experience with a variety of project funding structures, and we maintain strong relationships with a number of investor groups and financial organizations.


We believe in creating spaces of enduring beauty and quality that will add value to the surrounding communities now and for generations to come. Our developments are regularly recognized for their innovative mix of art, architecture, and landscaping, along with thoughtful master planning.


John Madden Company was an early adopter of sustainable building practices for our commercial real estate developments. (All of our properties in Colorado are LEED certified.) It’s just one more example of our long-term commitment to the prosperity of the communities in which our properties reside.


Our personalized approach and commitment to excellence help make our buildings an outstanding long-term investment. By managing our own properties, John Madden Company is able to keep our assets in peak physical condition with constant attention to maintaining strong tenant relationships.

The John Madden Company Team

John Madden Jr, Founder, John Madden Company Commercial Real Estate Development

John W. Madden, Jr.


John Madden Company founder John W. Madden, Jr. is a pioneer of commercial development in the Denver area. For over 45 years, his vision and use of distinctive building materials have produced spaces that enhance the surrounding communities, and perform well for investors and tenants alike.

Madden got his start in the building industry in Omaha in the 1960s. Upon moving to Colorado in 1970, Madden purchased land near Orchard Road and Quebec Street which would become Greenwood Plaza. Madden saw the potential in the fields in this area for a beautiful business park. Under his leadership, the John Madden Company developed more than 660 acres of land to turn Greenwood Village into a nationally acclaimed area in which to work, live and play. The company’s award-winning developments include Palazzo Verdi, The Commons, Harlequin Plaza and Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater. In 2010, Madden’s instrumental role in the development of the community was recognized when Greenwood Village proclaimed June 21, 2010 John Madden Day.

Madden differentiated himself from other developers early on by focusing on the longevity of the company’s properties and their impact on the surrounding community. He was an early adopter of LEED building practices (all John Madden Company’s current properties are LEED Certified), and he was heavily involved in the selection of high-end building materials that would add to both the endurance and the aesthetics of the building. This focus on quality construction and classic style helps John Madden Company buildings remain an asset to communities in which they reside.

In addition to innovative architecture and quality building materials, John Madden Company properties are instantly recognizable for their use of outdoor art – a direct result of John Madden’s own passion for supporting the arts. Madden's belief that art should be part of everyday life led him to found the Museum of Outdoor Arts, a unique private collection of artworks from around the world. To further encourage business leaders to lend their expertise and support to the arts, John Madden founded the Colorado Business Council for the Arts. He is a recipient of the Colorado Governor's Award for Leadership in the Arts and is past Chairman of the Board of the National Business Committee for the Arts. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America.

Today, Madden remains involved heavily in the community and in all the operations of the John Madden Company. The John Madden Company remains committed to John’s vision for the long-term care and prosperity of the properties it develops and manages.

Scott Schley, John Madden Company CEO

Scott Schley


Mr. Schley has 30+years of experience as a financial officer focused on the Information Technology and Commercial Real Estate Sectors. His expertise encompasses a wide range of operation functions including finance, accounting, administration, legal support, facilities and human resources as well as strategic planning and transactional negotiations with buyers, lenders, equity partners, customers and tenants. More recently Scott has served as the Chief Financial Officer for two separate privately held IT companies where, in both roles, he was an integral contributor to the respective company’s rapid growth and ultimate successful sales. Prior to embarking on his endeavors in the IT sector, Scott served for eight years as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations for the John Madden Company. It was here, under the tutelage of John W. Madden, Jr. that Scott developed the skill sets that paved the way for his future success. Mr. Schley views the opportunity to “come full circle” and assist his mentor in completing a succession plan for his remaining assets, a blessing. Mr. Schley has been managing Mr. Madden’s assets since mid 2016.


The John Madden Company has always been about creating exceptional spaces that enhance the surrounding community. In addition to developing and managing award-winning properties in the Denver area, John Madden Company has become deeply involved in promoting the arts and education. We invite you to explore the ways in which John Madden Company is helping make art a part of everyday life in Denver and the surrounding communities.


The MADDEN Museum of Art sits on the atrium level of John Madden Company’s newest building, Palazzo Verdi at Fiddler’s Green. In addition to housing the personal collection of Mr. and Mrs. Madden, the Museum showcases a variety of artists. The museum is free and open to the public.

The Madden Museum: John Madden art museum, Palazzo Verdi

Museum of Outdoor Art

Founded in 1981 by John W. Madden, Jr. and daughter Cynthia Madden Leitner, the Museum of Outdoor Arts is a synthesis of fine art, architecture and landscape design integrated into the community and business environment. It is fully accessible to the public.

The Museum's concept of environmental synthesis won the American Institute of Architecture Award, and in 1982, the concept of art in everyday life was further developed with the establishment of the Museum of Outdoor Arts as a nonprofit organization. For more information visit

Museum of Outdoor Arts, John Madden Company, Denver Tech Center

Fiddler's Green Amphitheater

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre is one of the region’s premier concert venues, hosting approximately 200,000 visitors a year. The award-winning space was designed by renowned landscape architect George Hargreaves and features spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains from a combination of fixed seating and open lawn space. The 17,000-capacity amphitheatre is a classic John Madden Company blend of architectural, art and landscape development concepts. It perfectly exemplifies the mission of the Museum of Outdoor Arts, which is to make art a part of everyday life. For more information visit

Fiddler's Green Amphitheater Development Company