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PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS AND MARKET ANALYSIS
Daniel M. Conway is a real estate marketing and research authority specializing in residential, commercial/industrial and golf course developments. He has had over 40 years’ experience as an urban land economist. He is a frequent guest speaker for economic associations and trade organizations and is a member and frequent speaker for the Urban Land Institute. He has been a real estate and urban land economic honorarium instructor at the University of Colorado and at the University of Denver. He has published many articles including the CCIM Magazine piece entitled "Market Analysis, the Road to Profit, Prosperity and Peace of Mind". Other professional and community activities of him have included membership on the Board of Directors of a federally chartered national bank and a member of the Mile High Transplant Bank. He also participated on the Archbishop's Inner City Sun School Committee to assess the future needs of elementary education in the inner city of Denver.
For the last 25 years, as President of THK Associates, he has conducted numerous residential, commercial, industrial and golf course economic feasibility and market studies, socioeconomic impact assessments and financial planning studies in all 50 of the United States, as well as a number of foreign countries.
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VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Kevin Shanks has over 32 years of experience as a Landscape Architect. For the last twenty-three years, he has been a Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager for THK Associates, Inc., responsible for projects that require a full range of landscape architectural services. He is experienced in land use planning, project master planning, preliminary and detailed site design, graphic presentation, construction documentation, specification writing, irrigation design and construction administration. In addition to his project responsibilities, he is Vice President and Principal of THK and manages the Landscape Architectural and Planning Department, overseeing all design and planning projects undertaken by the firm.
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E. Peter Elzi has been with THK Associates, Inc. since 1981 and during that time, he has assisted clients with development and financing decisions concerning all types of land uses including golf course, residential, office, industrial, hotel/motel and related opportunities. He has completed over 100 fiscal impact, Special District/TIF financing structures and related assignments in his career. Over the last 20 years, he has examined projects in over fifty major metropolitan areas around the nation. He is especially adept at examining market strategies for various types of properties.
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A Chicago native, Charles Bruning earned his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University, combining his passion for design and the outdoors. After working for a few years within the realm of custom residential landscape design, he decided to study abroad, earn a master’s degree in urban design and travel the world. After moving back to Denver, Charles has worked on a variety of projects ranging from single and multi-family community planning, mixed-use developments and resort planning. In his free time, he loves snowboarding, hiking and travelling along with many other interests.
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Lucas Buscher is originally from Iowa where he earned his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture in 2015 from Iowa State University. His love of wild places has directed his studies and professional work to natural resource planning and projects with strong environmental ethics. Throughout the design process, he is driven by his passion for the intersection of science and art. This focus has led him to work in a variety of habitats ranging from rivers, wetlands, prairies, riparian forests, and where the built environment and natural environment come together in rural communities and cities. Key projects in his career include the development of six water trail plans located across Iowa for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Julie Gamec is a registered Landscape Architect and Project Manager for THK Associates, Inc. She received her B.S. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied Architecture. Landscape architecture has been a perfect blend of her passions: the built environment and horticulture. She maintains an interest in sustainable practices and received her LEED AP BD+C accreditation in 2010. Key projects in her career include The Old Game Check Station Trailhead and Twin Tunnels in Idaho Springs, CO; South Platte Greenway Visioning and Master Planning efforts (RINO, RISO and RVIP) in the City and County of Denver, CO and the I-25/Ilex reconstruction in Pueblo, CO. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog and is an avid gardener.
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Laura Kraus is a real estate development professional with more than 7 years of education and experience in the real estate planning and development industry. Areas of expertise include long-range planning and the creation and interpretation of development regulations (both on the public and private side); site planning and conceptualization; project feasibility and entitlement; market research; and business administration. Laura received her undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from Texas State University and then received her Master of Land & Property Development degree from Texas A&M University.
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Randall Navarro received his Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University. His passion for outdoor recreation has allowed him to work on several parks and trails projects throughout Colorado. As the former Executive Director of the Clear Creek Greenway Authority, he helped raise over $3 million for the design and construction of the Peaks to Plains Regional Trail through Clear Creek County. He continues to provide grant writing and fundraising assistance to THK’s clients, ensuring timely implementation of projects that make positive community impacts.
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Rita Shanks has been the controller at THK for over 21 years. Her responsibilities include accounting and Human Resources, as well as management of THK.
Before being employed at THK, Rita was the Controller and Operations Director for an Englewood based equipment leasing company for over 15 years.
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PROJECT MANAGER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
A Midwest transplant, Sydney Shell received her Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University, with focus on water systems and infrastructure, and utilizing water resources to their maximum potential. She thrives on the exploration of new reaches within the profession through creative problem solving to reveal purpose and function. You can see her passion for creating meaningful places that balance environmental, cultural, social, and economic sustainability. Her projects have brought life to urban parks, trails and open spaces, natural areas, stream restoration, river corridors & creeks, and water infrastructure.
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Justin Soroka is a market analyst at THK with over six years of experience performing a variety of single-family, multi-family and commercial real estate feasibility studies throughout the country. Using data to drive strategy, he has assisted in the acquisition of over 50 projects for a national home builder as well as financing for several Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments. He graduated from the University of Nevada with a B.S. in Finance and later from the University of Denver with a M.S. in Real Estate and Construction Management.
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Shalyn Tanny has a passion for the arts, nature, travel and keeping an organized space. Perfect, for maintaining THK’s creative space.
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Jacob Walker is the accountant for THK and assists Rita Shanks, the Controller, in the accuracy and timely processing of all things accounting and finance. He is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys preserving nature, he appreciates the scenic views and is proud to say he is part of a team dedicated to the cause.
Drawn to landscape architecture by the potential to positively impact the built and natural environments and water resource management, Colby Woodvine graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University in early 2019. He came to Colorado to strengthen his work experience at THK as well as his love of snowboarding and mountain biking.
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