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John Madden Company, a national firm, is a full-service real estate development and management company headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Completely integrated real estate services include land acquisition, project management, brokerage & leasing, tenant finish, construction management and property management. Because of what many referred to as the Company’s “commitment to excellence”, buildings developed and managed by John Madden Company are valued not only as examples of high quality architecture but also as outstanding long-term investment opportunities. This “commitment to excellence” has been rewarded by the loyalty of tenants, the investment capital of multinational corporations and the unparalleled pride of its employees. Our corporate objective is twofold: to create value in the Company and to create value for our customers.

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John Madden Company began in Omaha, Nebraska, in the mid '60's as a real estate development company. Over the next 40 years, the company developed more than 10 million square feet of office and related space in Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona, California, Michigan, Wyoming and Iowa. While many of the properties were developed for John Madden Company, other structures were built for Prudential, Information Handling Services, Chevron USA, Rockwell Automotive, Allstate Insurance, Equitable Real Estate and Eastdil Advisors.

Since 1970, John Madden Company has headquartered in Greenwood Plaza where the Company created the nationally acclaimed Greenwood Plaza business park, which has received national attention for its innovative approach to master planning and development, and received many awards for mixing art, architecture and landscaping.

Our business neighborhood consists of the nationally rated Greenwood Athletic Club, one of the top 10 clubs in the country, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre bringing music into the business community, art from the MADDEN Museum, sculptures from the Museum of Outdoor Arts displayed throughout Greenwood Plaza, an event center at Palazzo Verdi, and open space parks for community enjoyment.

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The John Madden Company has assembled a team of professionals dedicated to continuing the company's tradition of developing unique and enduring spaces. The group has extensive experience in creating extraordinary buildings from the original vision to execution of site planning and zoning, financing, design and construction management, leasing and property management.

John W. Madden, Jr. - Chairman
John has been a commercial developer for over 40 years. He began in Omaha, Nebraska, and in 1970 came to Colorado where he developed the 660‐acre Greenwood Plaza office park located in the heart of Greenwood Village. His creativity in architectural design and landscape architecture shows in all aspects of his developments. John Madden remains involved in all operations of the John Madden Company.

 Francis A. Nemecek – Partner
Francis A. Nemecek joined the John Madden Company in 1970 to oversee financing. Over his years with the Company he has participated in over one billion dollars of financing and development. Mr. Nemecek, as a partner in the John Madden Company, participates in all operations of the Company with a focus on management and performance of each asset.

 J. Madden - Co-Chairman

J Madden has played a key role in several of The John Madden Company marquis developments since 1979. His principal skills are creating the architectural & construction team with a focus on project design, pre-construction planning, & core/shell delivery. J founded the Greenwood Athletic & Tennis Club in Greenwood Village in 1987 & Pura Vida Fitness & Spa in the Cherry Creek in 2008. J will be adding his decades of development experience to all future John Madden Company developments.

 Tara Delbaugh – ExEcutive Asst. to Chairman/office mgr.

Bio coming soon.

 David M. Windfeldt – Chief Financial Officer
David joined John Madden Company in 2008 bringing an expertise in financial management and strategic planning. As a 1994 MBA graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management his prior career experience includes First Data Corporation, Inc., Level 3 Communications, Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. David holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

leslie smith – property manager

Leslie serves as the Property Manager and has been with JMC for over 3 years now. Prior to joining the team she worked for Citicorp Retail Service for twenty years. She is a licensed realtor with an accounting background.

 Blair Madden bui – Business Development Manager

Blair Madden Bui is a new addition to the John Madden Company. Blair's education, including an MBA from the University of Denver has provided her excellent credentials to embark on her developing role as the 3rd generation of Madden's joining the John Madden Company. Blair will be the point person responsible for the development and construction moving forward and will work hand in hand with the team in all aspects of development.

Karen Phillips – controller

Karin received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Purdue University. Her pprior work experience within the fields of finance, accounting and marketing includes MillerCoors Brewing Company, Thompson Creek Metal,s Arrow Electronics and Arthur Andersen.

leslee russell – director, events

Leslee is an experienced event planner for Palazzo Verdi. Her sales and marketing skills and years of expertise in restuarant management provide genuine hospitality and value for creating memorable events. Leslee is a sommelier and is passionate about food and wine. She was born and raised in California and has two sons.

hillary reed-Klemme - director, the madden museum

Hillary has been with the museum since September 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and Marketing at William Woods University and furthered her art studies in London. Hillary eventually earned her Masters Degree in Museum Studies from Regis University. She recently collaborated with the Museum of Outdoor Arts director, Cynthia Madden Leitner, curating Inspired by Art - The Building of a Legacy, The Collection of John and Marjorie Madden. She can be found on the weekends working in her art studio and spending time with her family.

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Palazzo Verdi

Palazzo Verdi is a Colorado landmark tower with a grand lobby and panoramic views of Colorado’s Front Range. Named for its “green building” design, Palazzo Verdi incorporates sustainable design features not found in any other southeast Denver office building - energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling, and water efficiency, as well as being dual power fed. Certified Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Development of the Year Award, Southeast Business Associates
  • Project of the Year Award, Rocky Mountain Expo and Denver University School of Business
  • Building of America Gold Medal Winner
  • Bronze Hard Hat Award

150 West Jefferson

  • First Place Award, Energy Management Competition in New Commercial/Institutional Category
  • Detroit Chapter, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

The Commons

  • Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Colorado Chapter
  • First Place Award, Associated Landscape Contractors
  • Award of Distinction, Associated Landscape Contractors

Harlequin Plaza

  • Design award, American Institute of Architects, Colorado Chapter
  • Distinguished Architecture Award for Harlequin Plaza, Reliance Development Group
  • National Sculpture Society’s Henry Hering Memorial Medal, distinguished use of sculpture on Harlequin Plaza

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

  • Honor Award for Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, American Society of Landscape Architects

Other Awards:

  • Grand Award for Plaza 25, Associated Landscape Contractors
  • Women’s Division Beautification Award for Embassy West Building, Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Commercial Architecture Award for Carrara Place, City of Greenwood Village
  • Business in the Arts Award, Business Committee for the Arts, Inc.
  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
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