Learn More About Koelbel at Grand Elk
- In the words of my dad and our founder, the late Walt Koelbel: "Never forget, under all lies the land... we must protect it and use it wisely."
- Since 1952 Koelbel and company has been privileged to participate in all facets of Colorado real estate - enhancing how Coloradans live, work, and play.
- For more than 60 years, Koelbel and Company has been helping Colorado grow from the mountains to the plains.
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.