Carlson Associates, a family owned and operated real estate and land investment company, began when Lee Carlson sold the family dairy farm in 1969. Since its formation in 1973, Carlson Associates has been involved within the real estate and development of the Greater Denver Metropolitan Area. Following its inception, the company has grown to include all of Lee’s five sons, three grandsons and two sons-in-law. As a family and individuals, they purchase, entitle and sell vacant land, investment properties and development properties though out the greater Denver area, from Castle Rock to Fort Collins.
For the first fifteen years of operation, Carlson Associates focused primarily on the brokerage of large tracts of vacant land. A wide range of buyers and sellers were represented in the early years, including Public Service Company of Colorado, large groups of syndicators and investors, and local home building companies.
Starting in the early to mid 1980’s, Carlson Associates shifted its focus towards opportunities in residential land development. In an average year Carlson Associates will entitle and sell an average of 2,000 to 4,000 single-family lots. Over the span of the last thirty years, Carlson Associates has created subdivisions in nearly every city and county within the Denver Metro Area.
With over 45 years experience in the field, Carlson Associates is well known to the land owners and builders in the area with a clientele including, but not limited to:
* Lennar Colorado
* Toll Brothers
* New Vision Development
* KB Home
* Richmond American Homes
* Ryland Homes
* THF Realty
* Continental Homes
* Pulte Homes
* Centex Homes
* DR Horton
* Fairfield Development
* Fremont Realty Corp
* Woodbury Corporation
Well respected and known in the community, Carlson Associates is licensed through the Colorado Real Estate Commission.
Carlson Associates has developed long term banking relationships with Colorado Business Bank, Mountain View Bank of Commerce, Valley Bank & Trust, TBK Bank, North Valley Bank and Bank of the West, as well as newer associations with WSF Fraternal Life, CIT Financial, AC Commercial Mortgage, Mutual of Omaha Bank, and Legacy Bank
During the past 45 years, Carlson Associates entitled approximately 40,000 residential lots, and 2,000 commercial lots and built multiple self-storage facilities. Carlson Associates is continually searching for additional opportunities and vacant land in which to create new neighborhoods. The Carlson’s understand the Denver markets and are armed with the expertise needed to work with cities and counties in order to secure subdivision approvals. We look forward to discussing development opportunities through new and existing relationships.
Since the passing of our founder, father and grandfather, Lee S. Carlson, in January of 2015, the Carlson family has continued to move forward in the development industry as the third generation of Carlson's have joined our team and his legacy continues on.