About Koelbel at Grand Elk
Twenty-six-year-old Walter A. Koelbel founded Koelbel and Company as a residential brokerage firm in 1952, just as America's love affair with the automobile was bursting into full bloom. Coinciding with a massive expansion of highways across the nation, a new era was born with more and more people making their escapes beyond city limits.
Because young Koelbel had both patience and the gift of seeing possibilities, he began acquiring properties – basically barren plains – along a highway that would eventually become Denver's I-25 corridor.
Soon Walt had nurtured his business into a full-service land development company, launching a rich history of real estate excellence.
The company gained prominence with the planning of Pinehurst Country Club and Pinehurst Estates, its flagship property, several miles southwest of the city. Pinehurst laid the groundwork for Koelbel’s enduring philosophy of respecting the land by designing communities that honor distinguishing natural land features.
In 1990, Koelbel created The Preserve at Greenwood Village, a national award-winning community that includes public trails leading to a 60-acre nature preserve at its center.
Now in its seventh decade, Koelbel and Company is the longest operating family-owned real estate development firm in the region with a slate of developments stretching from Vail and Winter Park to Louisville and Boulder, as well all across metropolitan Denver.
Under the leadership of Walter A. “Buz” Koelbel since 1985, the company continues to place its indelible mark on the Colorado landscape, blending ageless values with pacesetting design.