Core team of Pollock, Turner and Rhymer to step into expanded roles
DENVER (Feb. 11, 2021) – After 16 successful years leading United Properties – Denver operations, Kevin Kelley has made the decision to step down from his senior leadership role, effective Sept. 30, 2021.
Kelley, who serves as executive vice president, Denver commercial development, has overseen the growth and development of United Properties – Denver since he joined the firm in 2005. “During his time leading our Denver office, Kevin has built an outstanding team and helped us to become a recognized market leader by developing millions of square feet of successful projects that have reshaped the Denver area,” said Bill Katter, co-president and chief investment officer, United Properties Development.
“I am proud of my accomplishments over my 16-year tenure, having built the office from scratch in 2005 into the second largest commercial developer as ranked by the Denver Business Journal in 2020. In addition, we assembled a very accomplished team of development associates that I am confident will continue the growth of United Properties’ presence well into the future,” Kelley said.
“Finally, I appreciate the support that the United Properties leadership team gave me to grow the operation into the success we enjoy today,” he added. Signature projects during Kelley’s tenure include Enterprise Business Center, Tower Business Center, INOVA Dry Creek, Marketplace at Austin Bluffs, Plaza Las Americas and Interpark Corporate Center, among others.
Beyond Kelley’s strong work as a developer and leader, Katter cited his continued community involvement in CRE organizations such as NAIOP and others, including his recent role mentoring a diverse group of students interested in CRE careers through Denver Public Schools’ CareerConnect program. “We’ve been so proud of Kevin’s leadership, both in the office and, even more importantly, in the community. We will miss him greatly,” he said.
Kelley noted that this represented the right time for him to step back due to the strength of United Properties’ market position and its Denver team. Key members of the team, including Jamie Pollock, Megan Turner and Alicia Rhymer, will step into new or expanded roles over the next several months. “We are fortunate to have such a fantastic team ready to step up as Kevin steps back — another hallmark of his strength as a leader,” Katter said.
Jamie Pollock, currently senior vice president, asset management, will assume the role of senior vice president, asset management, and director – Denver operations, and continue reporting to Matt Van Slooten, co-president and chief investment officer, United Properties Investment. In his new role, which is effective immediately, Pollock will be responsible for managing Denver office operations and implementing corporate initiatives, working in close coordination with the development team.
Megan Turner, currently director of development, will step into the role of vice president of development, effective March 15, 2021. Reporting directly to Katter, Turner will be responsible for industrial and office development in the Denver market. Turner has recently overseen key aspects of Interpark Broomfield, Tower Business Center and U.S. AutoForce. (Feb. 11th release incorrectly stated effective date of July 1, 2021)
Alicia Rhymer, senior vice president, retail development, will be expanding her current role, effective July 1, 2021, reporting to Katter. Rhymer has overseen United Properties’ successful retail net lease business in Colorado and will be pursuing opportunities to bring this strategy into other markets throughout the U.S.
Over the next several months, Kelley will continue to oversee development activities, working closely with his team while he looks forward to the next chapter.
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