John Madden Company News, Press and Events

Since 1970, John Madden’s love of art has shaped the south metro area

Real estate developer makes it a mission to share his extensive collection of work

Denver Post | Aug. 26, 2016

There is no better tour guide for the Madden Museum of Art in Greenwood Village than co-founder, John Madden. The real estate developer and his late wife, Marjorie, pieced together the extensive collection themselves, buying sculptures and paintings during international travels and developing relationships with artists like Chen Chi and Daniel Sprick. And Madden can share stories about nearly every piece in his gallery.
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John Madden Company Supports New Transportation Solutions for Tenants

Foldable bicycles and Zipcars will now be available to John Madden Company office tenants

Apr. 21, 2016

Commercial developer John Madden Company has expanded its commitment to environmentally friendly practices, offering new transportation solutions for tenants of Palazzo Verdi and Fiddler’s Green Center. In addition to the property’s close proximity to the light rail, John Madden Campus tenants will now have access to two vehicles from Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and four Dahon Vybe C7A bicycles. This makes the John Madden Campus the first business campus in Denver’s Tech Center to implement a car-sharing program.
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John Madden gifts art collection to DU

Small Town, Big Art: Denver's Ascendance Proceeds According to Plan

Inside Philanthropy | Apr. 12, 2016

We readily admit that Denver isn't what you'd call a "small town." Its population stands at just under 650,000. But these things are relative. When compared to New York City (8.4 million) and Los Angeles (3.8 million), it's pretty small. Heck, compared to China's Tianjin (11 million) it's infinitesimal. And besides, why let numbers ruin a good headline, especially when "Small Town, Big Fish" was already taken? So let's throw semantics aside and focus on the matter at hand—Colorado developer John Madden's donation of 120 pieces, valued at roughly $10 million, to the University of Denver.
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John Madden gifts art collection to DU

Celebrating ‘a transformative gift’

The Villager | Mar. 16, 2016

The gift of what will be known as “The Madden Collection at the University of Denver” was announced March 10 to a who’s who of DU leaders, board of trustee members, John Madden Company employees and friends gathered at the John Madden Company headquarters on the Fiddler’s Green campus. The collection, valued at $10 million, will more than double the monetary value of the university’s current art collection.
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Developer John Madden donates $10M in art to DU

Business Den | Mar. 16, 2016

The University of Denver is doubling its collection’s value by taking in about $10 million worth of paintings and sculptures from a Denver real estate developer. In January, DU signed a deal with John Madden of John Madden Co. to acquire nearly all of his art collection, including work by folk artist Grandma Moses and a watercolor of the English Parliament burning by romanticist J.M.W. Turner.
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DU gets $10 million art gift from developer John Madden

Gift doubles the value of the university's art holdings and adds work of American masters, including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran

Denver Post | Mar. 10, 2016

Colorado developer John Madden has donated 120 pieces from his vast art collection, valued at around $10 million, to the University of Denver. The gift doubles the value of the university's existing art holdings and gives it possession of a stellar lineup of American masters, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and Thomas Hart Benton, plus an assortment of more contemporary painters that stretches from Grandma Moses to Robert Rauschenberg to local realist Daniel Sprick, who recently exhibited at the Denver Museum of Art.
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DU given $10 million art collection

Denver Business Journal | Mar. 10, 2016

John Madden has gifted the The University of Denver with an art collection valued at $10 million, the university announced Thursday. Madden, who developed the Fiddler's Green campus in Greenwood Village, donated 120 artworks from artists ranging from Western painters Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, to American masters Thomas Hart Benton and Robert Rauschenberg, to contemporary Chinese-born American painter Hung Liu. It also includes pieces from Italian impressionists, such as Francesco Gioli and Federico Zandomeneghi, and British master J.M.W. Turner.
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Artwork worth millions donated to DU

9News | Mar. 10, 2016

More than 100 pieces of art worth an estimated $10 million was donated to the University of Denver. The collection doubles the monetary value of the University Art Collection's existing art assets, which now number more than 3,400 artworks. John Madden, developer of the Fiddler's Green campus in Greenwood Village, donated a total of 120 artworks.
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Transformative art gift will enhance studies in studio art, art history and conservation

DU Magazine | Mar. 10, 2016

Denver real estate developer John Madden has donated a collection of 120 artworks valued at $10 million to the University of Denver. The new Madden Collection at the University of Denver includes artworks by artists ranging from pioneering Western painters Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran to American masters Thomas Hart Benton and Robert Rauschenberg and contemporary Chinese-born American painter Hung Liu.
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A $10 Million Gift of Art Transforms Collection at University of Denver

Artfix Daily | Mar. 10, 2016

Denver real estate developer John Madden has donated a collection of 120 artworks valued at $10 million to the University of Denver. The new Madden Collection at the University of Denver includes artworks by artists ranging from pioneering Western painters Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran to American masters Thomas Hart Benton and Robert Rauschenberg and contemporary Chinese-born American painter Hung Liu.
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University of Denver Receives Madden Art Collection Valued at $10M

1870 Bierstadt Painting among 120 Objects Added to University Art Collection

Mar. 10, 2016

In January 2016, Mr. John Madden, developer of the Fiddler’s Green campus in Greenwood Village, CO., donated a collection of 120 artworks valued at $10 million to the University of Denver. The new “Madden Collection at the University of Denver” includes artworks by artists ranging from pioneering Western painters Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran to American masters Thomas Hart Benton and Robert Rauschenberg to contemporary Chinese-born American painter Hung Liu.
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John Madden Company buys back a part of its history

Villager Publishing | Mar. 2, 2016

It only took a few decades for the John Madden Company to return to its roots, in a manner of speaking. The Greenwood Village-based commercial development organization has purchased Quebec Court, located at 5700 S. Quebec Street, for a reported $13.1 million. The John Madden Company, a pioneer of development in the Denver south area, was the original developer of the three-story, 140,000 square foot property, and owned the penthouse there. While it is currently considered class B office space, it will not stay that way for long.
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John Madden Co Re-Acquires Property It Developed In '70s

Bisnow | Feb. 26, 2016

John Madden Co recently closed on the purchase of the Quebec Court office building for a little more than $13M in a deal that's a little unusual—the company was the original developer of the 140k SF property at 5700 S Quebec St in Greenwood Village. John Madden Co CEO Blair Madden Bui says the company sees value in the property again, and plans to reposition it to be competitive again (the building dates from 1979 and is currently 40% occupied).
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John Madden Co. buys back Greenwood Village office building for $13 million

Denver Business Journal | Feb. 16, 2016

Greenwood Village-based real estate company John Madden Co. has acquired Quebec Court, an office building in the Tech Center, for $13.1 million. John Madden Co. was the original developer of the 140,000-square-foot, Class B property, which is located at 5700 S. Quebec St.
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Greenwood Village Development Pioneer John Madden Company Reclaims Quebec Court Office Building

Feb. 15, 2016

Office Purchase Puts Three-Story Building Back Into the Madden Portfolio

Greenwood Village, Colo.-based commercial developer John Madden Company recently closed on the purchase of Quebec Court Class B office building for $13.1 million. John Madden Company originally built the three-story 140,000 square foot development located at 5700 S. Quebec Street in Greenwood Village, Colo. In 1979.
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John Madden Company Adds A Dozen New Pieces to MADDEN Museum of Art in Greenwood Village

October 2015

Free Museum Aims To Make Art More Accessible to Local Residents

Greenwood Village, Colo.-based commercial developer John Madden Company announced it has added 12 new pieces to the MADDEN Museum of Art located in the Palazzo Verdi building at 6363 South Fiddler's Green Circle in Greenwood Village. Among the new pieces unveiled, are the Woman in Red Hat, Federico Zandomeneghi; Missouri Spring, Thomas Hart Benton; Interior with Red Jacket, Daniel Sprick.
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Office of the Future: More than Open Space

Bisnow | September 2015

Years ago, everyone knew the office of the future: an open space, free-for-all. But that didn't pan out. Instead, the speakers at Bisnow's Denver Office of the Future event say flexibility is what tenants and their workers want—and they're getting it. (Predictions don't always come true: We often insisted the most famous Cyrus would always be Billy Ray.)
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A puppet for the ages

The Villager | July 2015

The Madden Museum of Art grew a little last week – along with Pinocchio’s nose – when John Madden added yet another piece to his Greenwood Village showcase. The 500-pound sculpture by Jim Dine is one of several of the renowned pop artist’s Pinocchio works. Others are on display in places as disparate as Boras, Sweden and Cincinnati, Ohio.
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John Madden Jr.'s perfecting the art of living

Denver Business Journal | June 2015

Real estate developer John W. Madden Jr. doesn’t wear a watch, but his sense of timing has often been impeccable. In the 1970s, Madden and his business, the John Madden Co., started developing Greenwood Plaza, one of this country’s early master-planned office parks, in Greenwood Village at the same time rival developer George Wallace was building the neighboring Denver Tech Center.
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Madden Bui is new generation developer

Community Experts | May 2015

At the helm of her grandfather’s namesake John Madden Co., 38-year-old Madden Bui leads by collaboration. She is passionate about sustainability, the arts and holistic health, and she leaves home in the morning comforted that her stay-at-home husband, Tien Bui, a healer and artist, is caring for her young daughters, Lily and Willow. Trailblazing and determined, Madden Bui also is deeply respectful of her roots and grateful to be working alongside company Chairman John Madden Jr.
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Greenwood Village Rest Estate Firm Announces New CEO

Community Experts | May 2015

Greenwood Village-based John Madden Co. has named Blair Madden Bui has its new CEO. According to the Denver Business Journal, Madden Bui took the helm of the commercial real estates firm last fall but her role was not publicly announced at the time. “I have tremendous respect for the legacy of this company and the man who built it,” Madden Bui told the journal. “John Madden Co. has always been about developing and managing spaces that perform well for tenants and investors and add value to community. As CEO, my plan is to apply that approach to a new generation of developments with a particular emphasis on sustainability.”
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DBJ unveils the 2015 Legacy Awards honorees

Denver Business Journal | May 2015

The Denver Business Journal will honor five business people at its third Legacy Awards dinner on June 18 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver. These are men and women who have made significant contributions to local business and the community throughout their careers. From corporate CEOs to municipal leaders and grassroots advocates, these Legacy Award honorees have played an integral part in building the Mile High City into the dynamic and diverse business center it is today.
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Greenwood Village commercial real estate firm names new CEO

Denver Business Journal | May 2015

John Madden Co., a Greenwood Village-based commercial real estate developer, has announced that Blair Madden Bui has taken over as its CEO.
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Greenwood Village Development Pioneer Names Blair Madden Bui CEO of John Madden Company

May 2015

Greenwood Village, Colo.-based commercial developer John Madden Company is proud to announce Blair Madden Bui has been named CEO of the family-owned and operated business. Madden Bui joined the company in 2011 and has since worked side by side with company founder John Madden Jr. to learn the family business.
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