Colorado Real Estate News

Rooted In… Local Roots, Global Reach

Written by Kentwood CEO and President Gretchen Rosenberg

Our Global Presence

Kentwood Real Estate is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, a compendium of the finest residential real estate firms from around the world, as well as Luxury Portfolio International® and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global networks of premier locally branded companies. 

These esteemed networks cover over 70 countries and include more than 130,000 real estate professionals, selling more international and luxury properties than the large brands. The network companies are dominated by many of the world’s most powerful top-tier independent brokerages and we take networking seriously.

The exclusive affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America in Colorado, Kentwood produces more sales volume per agent than 99 percent of all real estate companies in the nation and is connected to brokerages around the globe.

Combined with Local Roots

Founded in Denver nearly 40 years ago as a premier local brand, you’ll get the inside scoop from your broker for everything from community information, market trends to commute times in actual time. Plus, the regular weather report because we’re obsessed with the weather in Colorado.

Kentwood Real Estate is invested in our communities, and our brokers support numerous civic and community endeavors. Every year, Kentwood and its brokers demonstrate their commitment to the community by volunteering and supporting local charities and events. Kentwood brokers participate in hundreds of worthy causes, including Denver Urban Gardens, the Wash Park Home Tour, Metro Cares, Toys for Tots, Mercy Housing, HomeAid Colorado, Be the Gift, Pie in the Sky, LoDo Cares, CRUSH Walls, and the Denver Film Festival.  

You’ll receive first-class service no matter your price range or the style of property you’re interested in buying or selling, from brokers who are connected to the global markets while staying rooted in the communities they serve. From Castle Rock to Fort Collins and Evergreen to Elizabeth. What could be a better combination?

Colorado Real Estate News

Gina Lorenzen | Featured Agent

Gina Lorenzen

GinaLorenzen

Hometown:

Davenport, Iowa

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

The life-long friends and close-knit community.

How Many Years Have You Been in Real Estate?

35 Years

Hobbies:

Skiing, golfing, hiking, reading, cooking and entertaining.

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Honest, loyal, caring, detailed, extroverted.

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Skiing

One Unusual Thing About You:

I love the NFL but I also love the NBA.

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I support Roundup River Ranch and the Colorado Ballet.

Who Inspires You?

My mom and dad.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

Raising my kids.

How Do You Define Success?

By the friendships that surround you.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

Nursing. I have a BSN.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

Playing the guitar because I love music.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Paragliding off the back of a mountain.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

My family, because I enjoy being with them the most.

What Is Your Favorite Family Tradition?

Crab legs on Christmas.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Paul McCartney, because I love the Beatles.

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

SNL, because it would be so fun!

Contact Gina Lorenzen

Cell: 303-570-2042

Email: Gina@Kentwood.com

Website: GinaLorenzen.com

Facebook.com/GinaLorenzenKentwood/

Instagram.com/gina_lorenzen/

Colorado Real Estate News

Michele Ciardullo | Featured Agent

Michele Ciardullo

Michele Ciardullo | Featured Agent

Michele Ciardullo

Hometown:

Native, born and raised in CO!

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

I always tell my clients that I love Colorado for so many reasons, but mainly because of the four distinct seasons. Plus, I get to have two full closets – one of winter clothes and one of summer clothes!

Number of Years in Real Estate:

I have been with Kentwood going on 12 years….in real estate for 14.

Hobbies:

Golf, reading, summer softball, skiing, and traveling. My kids play sports – competitive baseball and competitive cheer, which leaves me little time for hobbies!

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Loyal, ambitious, determined, passionate, sincere.

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Top Golf with friends.

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Anywhere with a good patio!

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

I really want to learn a second language and be fluent in it.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

My proudest accomplishment is my kids. Every day they continue to make me proud in ways that I didn’t know possible. They are determined, smart, kind, humble, and truly caring.

How Do You Define Success?

I define my success as personal balance – a healthy mix of personal time, time spent with my kids, family/friends, and business.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

Tough question, maybe something in fashion.  I love a great outfit and an awesome pair of shoes. Makes me happy;) Shopping may or may not be a stress reliever.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Skydiving for sure. It was the best! I am a little bit of an adrenaline junkie.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

I love concert going – especially in the summer.  There are too many to count to pick a favorite!

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

Harry Potter – I want magic powers! LOL!

Colorado Real Estate News

Steven Kruse | Featured Agent

Steven Kruse

Steven Kruse | Featured Agent

Hometown:

I was born in St. Louis, MO, but we moved to Houston when I was two years old. My father was a builder, so we seemed to move with the different markets. We ended up moving to Peachtree City, GA when I was in third grade. I graduated from the University of Georgia, and liked the mountains too much to stick around Atlanta.

Number of Years in Real Estate:

I was originally licensed in 1996 when I was 18 years old, but was also lucky enough to have attained a 4-year degree in Real Estate from UGA.

Hobbies:

ANYTHING OUTDOORS! The reason I moved to Colorado in 2002 was to ski, snowboard, and climb. Skiing/Snowboarding is still my favorite hobby, I still try to get 15-20 days in each year. I also enjoy golf and taking my two boys, Lucas and Colton, up to the mountains on our UTV. My boys would rather be up in the mountains than on their IPad’s, so I feel like my wife and I are doing something right!

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Outgoing, Funny, Edgy, Compassionate, Fiercely Independent

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

There is a pre-prohibition style bar at the Hotel Jerome that my wife and I love! A fantastic way to start a night on the town in Aspen.

One Unusual Thing About You:

My eclectic music collection. I love everything from Old School Hip Hop to Country, Heavy Metal and Punk to Classical, Reggae, and Classic Rock. My favorite artist of all time is Lionel Richie, followed by Pink Floyd.

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

Hiking the Appalachian Trail! I would love to do this with my boys either before or after they graduate college.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

I’m very proud of my two boys. They are truly incredible and every time I look at them I feel blessed that they call me Dad.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

I live for adventure, so I’m not quite sure. I used to freeclimb when I was younger, which is extremely unnerving now that I look back at it, but at the time it was just an adrenaline rush. My friends and I ski some pretty intense stuff each year, and 6 of us are going heli-skiing in March of this year. All my good friends have kiddos to take care of, so we are all starting to slow down.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

I would love to master the Japanese language. My wife and I have been a few times and we took our kids this year. I have an absolute fascination for the people, the food, the culture, the tradition, the architecture – I could keep going.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

I would love to have dinner with Charlie Rose. Charlie has interviewed the best of the best, so I would love to pick his brain to find out what life lessons he has learned from others.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

I was married at Red Rocks and have seen over 100 concerts, shows or festivals, so music is extremely important in my life. The best show I had the privilege to see was an intimate concert with around 100 of us and Travis Tritt. It was so special because I was sitting next to my dad, and unfortunately my mother had passed away a year prior. My mom and dad played a lot of Travis Tritt when I was a teenager, so this was a very special show for both of us.

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

I would love to live in any Clive Cussler book because Dirk Pitt is the man. He has the most amazing death defying adventures, but always remains calm, cool, and collected. He is an underwater James Bond!

Steve Kruse | Kentwood Featured Agent