OREAD

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Our Story

Oread Capital & Development acquires, develops, and operates best-in-class residential and mixed-use communities, primarily in the Denver and Boulder market areas. Oread’s guiding philosophy is that Ingenuity, Diligence, and Experience produce stable results and reliable risk-adjusted returns for the firm’s partners and stakeholders.

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OUR TEAM

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JEFF HANDLIN
President

Jeff Handlin founded Oread Capital & Development in 2011. Prior to founding Oread Capital & Development, Mr. Handlin served in executive roles at recognized national homebuilding and real estate development companies including: Founding Partner of Starwood Land Ventures; Officer and National Vice President for M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Richmond American Homes; and Vice President with Taylor Woodrow (currently known as Taylor Morrison).

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MARK NICKLESS
Partner

Mark Nickless has over 27 years of experience in mixed-use and residential development.  Prior to joining Oread, Mark managed the overall vision and implementation for The Canyons community in Castle Pines, CO. Over his career, Mark has obtained entitlements on over 10,000 homes and 7,000,000 square feet of mixed-use development and has been responsible for over $60,000,000 in land sales.

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AMBER SANDS
Partner

Amber Sands brings 10 years of experience to the Oread team. Amber’s experience in both the financial industry and residential development sector bring a unique perspective to our projects. Amber spent the first 5 years of her career structuring financing products for complex real estate transactions.  For the past 5 years, she has focused on several facets of residential development.

CAPABILITIES

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Entitlement

With over 30 years of experience, we are experts in determining the landscape of individual cities and counties in Colorado. We have a proven track record of acquiring road and utility approvals, use permits, zoning variances, and property re-zoning.

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Development

Through our connections with expert land planners and civil engineers in Colorado, we have crafted some of the finest developments in Colorado.

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Capital Management

We have partnered with owners and builders alike to ensure that each project finds the backing and security it needs.

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