OUR STORY

SIG got its start in the residential development space and quickly transitioned to acquiring commercial real estate assets. At our core we are focused on rigorous due diligence, feasibility, and ensuring transparency with our investors.

OUR STORY

SIG got its start in the residential development space and quickly transitioned to acquiring commercial real estate assets. At our core we are focused on rigorous due diligence, feasibility, and ensuring transparency with our investors.

A note from Spartan’s Leadership

Growth, Respect, Integrity, Tenacity, Transparency: summed up in one word: GRITT.

From our early days of residential development to multimillion-dollar commercial deals, at every step along the way SIG has stayed true to our values.

Our operations are institutional in their standards and our internal intelligence team provides real-time insights into market conditions giving us constant situational awareness.

We’re a team of dedicated professionals guided by our creed, driven by our mission to Improve Lives through Real Estate, and steadfastly focused on finding value add and opportunistic deals for our tribe of investors.

A note from Spartan’s Leadership

Growth, Respect, Integrity, Tenacity, Transparency: summed up in one word: GRITT.

From our early days of residential development to multimillion-dollar commercial deals, at every step along the way SIG has stayed true to our values.

Our operations are institutional in their standards and our internal intelligence team provides real-time insights into market conditions giving us constant situational awareness.

We’re a team of dedicated professionals guided by our creed, driven by our mission to Improve Lives through Real Estate, and steadfastly focused on finding value add and opportunistic deals for our tribe of investors.

In House Expertise

In House Expertise

OUR TEAM

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Director of Capital

Jackie Gibson

Investor Relations

Lauren Brychell

Senior Vice President-Acquisitions

Tyler Burke

Project Executive

Gerrit Van Maanen

Operations Manager

Danika Anderson

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Operations Specialist

Danielle Tricarico

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan

Vice President Investments

Nelson Payne

Construction Specialist

Alex Dick

Business Intelligence Analyst

Max Salomon

Pre-Construction Manager

Zach Gumper

Acquisitions Associate

JP Nolette

Property Accountant

Mike Howell

Transaction Coordinator

Kiersten Wallerstedt

Accounts Payable Associate

Noah Miller

VP of Capital Markets

Thomas Eddy

Project Executive

Jack Mutty

Operations Analyst

Mike Scott

Property Accountant

Carrie Koebel

Entitlements Manager

Ara Sprague

Property Accountant

Maren Furlong

Director of People

Whitney Hamm

Asset Management Analyst

Max Orloff

Vice President - Investments

Ed Osborne

Construction Specialist

Kenny Rodrigues

Transaction Coordinator - Capital Markets

Brandi Proper

Office Administrator | Accounts Payable

Anna Kelly

Marketing Manager

Kelly Williams

People and Talent Specialist

April Day

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Investment Group, LLC (SIG). As the CEO, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and ensuring it aligns with SIG’s mission to Improve Lives Through Real Estate. Prior to Spartan, Scott held positions as a regional sales manager for a biotech firm, various positions in strategic and project management for the federal government culminating at the GS 15 level, and was on active duty in the US Army as an Infantry Officer.

 

In addition to Spartan, Scott is active in the US Army Reserves and an Iraqi Freedom combat Vet.

 

Scott graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Chemistry and Marketing, from Catholic University with an MS in Management, and from Georgetown University with a Certificate in Project Management.

 

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Ryan Gibson is the Chief Investment Officer and the Co-Founder of SIG. He has organized over $30M of private equity for Spartan’s projects. Ryan has experience managing the development of SIGs projects in challenging markets.

For SIG, Ryan is responsible for investor relations and capital raises for projects. Ryan is also a highly experienced commercial airline pilot. Ryan graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing, Management, and Advertising.

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Ben Lapidus is a partner and the Chief Financial Officer for Spartan Investment Group LLC, where he has applied his finance and business development skills to acquire the company’s current portfolio, build the corporate finance backbone for the firm, and organize hundreds of millions of debt capital. Ben is also the founder and host of the national Best Ever Real Estate Investing Conference and managing partner of Indigo Ownerships LLC where he sponsored 40+ SF & MF real estate transactions. 

 

Before Spartan, Ben founded and sold a multi-million dollar study abroad company and worked with several start-ups through IPO or acquisition.  He graduated from Rutgers University with dual degrees in Finance and Economics where he founded the Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society.

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders is the Director of Construction for Spartan Investment Group. He brings over 15 years of construction leadership experience including roles as a Sr. Project Engineer, Project Sponsor, and Director of Operations.  Aaron has managed concurrent projects ranging from 1M to 25M and has managed over 150M worth of projects during his career. He has a strong knowledge of project planning/scheduling, contract management, engineering oversite, subcontract management and has been a part of building multiple construction teams over his career. In addition to Spartan, Aaron oversees a real estate portfolio including single-family rentals, residential development, and multifamily limited partnerships.  

Director of Capital

Jackie Gibson

Jackie Gibson is the Director of Capital for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role, Jackie is leveraging her 10+ years of logistics, procurement, project management, and engagement experience to increase quality, profitability, and efficiency for SIG’s projects.

Jackie graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.

Investor Relations

Lauren Brychell

Lauren Brychell is part of the Investor Relations team at Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role, Lauren brings her skills in marketing and project management to assist the team with investor facing collateral, communications, capital raise projects, and investor education.

Lauren graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Schedule with Lauren

Senior Vice President-Acquisitions

Tyler Burke

Tyler Burke is the Senior Vice President-Acquisitions for Spartan Investment Group, focusing primarily on new property acquisitions and business development. Prior to Spartan, Tyler was an Associate at Baceline Investments LLC, a Denver-based private equity real estate investment firm. In this role, he was responsible for $63,000,000 of acquisitions in under three years. Tyler is a Denver native, where he attended Colorado State University majoring in Economics.

Project Executive

Gerrit Van Maanen

As Construction Project Executive for Spartan Investment Group, Gerrit brings his skills in project management, financial analysis, and residential construction to oversee Spartan’s development and capital improvement initiatives. Prior to this role he worked as a Financial Analyst for IBM.

Gerrit graduated from The University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Operations Manager

Danika Anderson

Danika Anderson is the Operations Manager at Spartan Investment Group. Danika executes Spartan’s strategies related to property management operations by directing the team members on the assigned portfolio of properties, and by implementing the policies, procedures and practices that enable each facility to meet and exceed budgeted financial goals and achieve operational excellence.

Before joining Spartan in February 2020, Danika was a Property Manager for Greystar where she managed multi-family communities in the Denver metro area.

Danika graduated from The University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism-advertising and public relations.

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Ted Greene is a third-generation Seattleite who married his high school sweetheart. Ted and Melissa have two children attending the same High School where they first met. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Finance Ted spent 24 years in the financial services industry as an investment advisor and Fiduciary.

Schedule with Ted

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Tristan Cottarel is the Finance Analyst at Spartan Investment Group. Tristan brings his experience with financial analysis and market research to assist the Finance, Acquisitions, and Business Intelligence teams with market feasibility studies, property due diligence, as well as financial planning and analysis. 

Tristan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and an emphasis in Real Property Development.

Operations Specialist

Danielle Tricarico

Danielle Tricarico is the Operations Specialist for Spartan Investment Group.  For 13 years, she worked in the Real Estate Investments Department for a public pension plan and prior to that as a paralegal in the student loan industry.  Danielle has earned an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Finance concentration.

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan

Valerie Buchanan is the Regional Manager for Spartan Investment Group’s Tyler Longview Portfolio. She is a United States Army Decorated Veteran and served a tour during Operation Enduring Freedom. She also served as support for Operation Iraqi Freedom, assisted in creating the Warrior Transition Unit(WTU) at Fort Hood Texas, and served five years as the Transition Non-Commissioned Officer. She brings 10 plus years of experience in Multi-Unit Retail Leadership and Corporate Recruitment Management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from American Intercontinental University and currently pursuing her Master of Business and Administration graduating in the Spring of 2021.

Vice President Investments

Nelson Payne

Nelson Payne is the new Acquisitions Associate for Spartan Investment Group, focusing primarily on new property acquisitions and business development. Prior to Spartan, Nelson was a Residential Real Estate Broker for Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty, and on the Acquisitions teams for Cortland, a multifamily investor/developer, and Prime Group Holdings, the largest private owner-operator of self-storage in the country. He has helped to close over $175 Million in acquisitions over his career.  

In his free time, Nelson enjoys spending time with his wife, Charlotte, and son, Charlie. They enjoy fly fishing, golfing, and skiing in the great Colorado outdoors. 

Construction Specialist

Alex Dick

Alex Dick is the Construction Specialist for Spartan Investment Group, focusing on supporting the acquisition of new properties, assisting with the due diligence process, overseeing initial improvements on newly acquired properties, and reviewing the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs. He has 10+ years professional experience in financial sales, business development, and relationship management. Alex graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Organization and Innovation Management.  

Business Intelligence Analyst

Max Salomon

Max Salomon is the Business Intelligence Analyst at Spartan Investment Group. Max brings his experience with data governance and advanced analytics to assist with the leveraging and creation of data infrastructure to support research efforts for acquisitions and operations teams.

Max graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with dual majors in Information Analytics and Finance.

Pre-Construction Manager

Zach Gumper

Zach Gumper is the Pre-Construction Manager for Spartan Investment Group. Zach brings his skills to support the SIG team by providing conceptual/detailed construction estimates that include subcontractor and engineering packages that will initiate future capital improvements. Once properties are under contract, Zach supports the rest of the Spartan Construction Management team with initial execution of developments.

Prior to working in the construction industry, Zach graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Acquisitions Associate

JP Nolette

JP Nolette is the newest member of the acquisitions team at Spartan. As the Acquisitions Associate, his primary responsibilities include assisting senior level management with the acquisitions of new properties and advancing business development. In 2021, JP graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Marketing.

 As a Colorado Springs native, JP is all things Colorado. He enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, and going to Colorado sporting events.

Property Accountant

Mike Howell

Michael Howell is the Property Accountant for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. Michael has roughly a decade of accounting experienced focused in the construction industry.

 

Michael graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting.

Transaction Coordinator

Kiersten Wallerstedt

Accounts Payable Associate

Noah Miller

VP of Capital Markets

Thomas Eddy

Thomas Eddy is the Vice President of Capital Markets for Spartan Investment Group. He brings over 14 years of experience in the finance industry. Prior to joining the team at Spartan, Thomas worked in Private Wealth and Commercial Banking.

Thomas graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance.

Project Executive

Jack Mutty

As Construction Manager for Spartan Investment Group, Jack brings his experience as a general contractor and owner’s representative in commercial construction to oversee Spartan’s capital improvement, expansion, and new construction projects.  Jack has managed construction projects ranging from $20M to $100M in multiple asset classes including multi-family, office, data, and mixed-use development.  Prior to Spartan, Jack supported the U.S. Antarctic Program where he oversaw multiple construction projects at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

 

Jack Graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Operations Analyst

Mike Scott

Mike Scott is the Operations Analyst at Spartan Investment Group’s Golden office. Mike brings his experience with data analysis across various industries to provide recommendations that maximize the operational performance of the Spartan portfolio. Before Spartan, Mike worked as a data support specialist in the recruitment marketing space, as well as an analyst within the Real Estate services industry. Mike graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Finance and Marketing.

Property Accountant

Carrie Koebel

Carrie Koebel joined Spartan Investment Group in 2019 supporting the team in various roles before settling into her current position as a Property Accountant.  Carrie graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  She brings with her more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting, management, and sales with international corporations and family-owned businesses.  Carrie has owned and managed rental properties in Washington, DC, and Breckenridge, CO since 2013.

Entitlements Manager

Ara Sprague

Ara Sprague is the Entitlements Manager for Spartan Investment Group. She brings over 18 years of sustainable development experience including leadership roles in construction and design management. Skilled in bringing projects to successful fruition, Ara has extensive experience in design, cost estimating, construction administrations, and facility operations. As a tenacious self-starter with a mind for strategy, a dedication to excellence, and a passion for making the world a better place, Ara drives expansion projects requiring re-zoning and leads negotiations with jurisdictional authorities in our various markets.

 

Ara graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, concentration in Sustainable Development.

Property Accountant

Maren Furlong

Maren Furlong is a Property Accountant for Spartan Investment Group. Maren has about eight years of accounting experience focused on property accounting, corporate accounting, and auditing.  

 

Maren graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Auditing.

Director of People

Whitney Hamm

Whitney Hamm is the Director of People for Spartan Investment Group and is responsible for making sure the people operations systems run smoothly and provide a good experience for the team. She is dedicated to supporting SIG and all team members in pursuit of our mission, vision, values, and cultural goals. Prior to joining SIG Whitney spent six years in startup environments, most recently working for a residential real estate investment firm in Denver to build out the people operations systems and teams for the holding company.  

Whitney brings 11 years’ experience in People Operations roles with an MSc in Business Management (Focus in Human Resources) from Bournemouth University, UK.

Asset Management Analyst

Max Orloff

As part of the Asset Management team at Spartan Investment Group, Max Orloff brings his skills in financial analysis and his passion for real estate to oversee the performance of Spartan’s assets, distribute returns to investors, and conduct in-depth analysis to provide data-driven insights for the management team.   Prior to working at Spartan, Max worked for a private Real Estate Investment Fund that focused on the retail asset class. Max graduated in Spring 2020 from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Financial Management. 

Vice President - Investments

Ed Osborne

Ed Osborne joins Spartan as Vice President – Investments.  Ed brings over 20 years of commercial construction and development experience.  His extensive background in business development and ability to work through complicated deals complements Spartan well.

 

Ed lives and works in Seattle, Washington where he enjoys all the outdoor opportunities the Pacific North West offers.

Construction Specialist

Kenny Rodrigues

Kenny Rodrigues is a Construction Specialist for Spartan Investment Group. Kenny focuses on initial improvements and due diligence of newly acquired assets while bringing to the team strong project management and implementation. He has over 10 years of commercial development experience with mixed-use projects in urban markets ranging from $5M to $75M. Prior to Spartan, Kenny worked at a family office overseeing the buildout of a private real estate portfolio in Northern CA. 

 

Kenny graduated from California State University-Chico with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

Transaction Coordinator - Capital Markets

Brandi Proper

Brandi Proper is part of the Capital Markets team at Spartan Investment Group, LLC.  In this role, Brandi brings years of experience in the investment industry, focusing primarily on performance, analysis, and client reporting.

Brandi graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Office Administrator | Accounts Payable

Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly is the Office Manager and works in Accounts Payable at Spartan Investment Group’s Golden office. She comes from the aviation industry with several years of hospitality experience.

Anna graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Computer Science BS.

Marketing Manager

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is the Marketing Manager for Spartan Investment Group, based in the Golden, CO office. Kelly has 7+ years of marketing experience and previously worked in the commercial real estate, real estate investment, and property management industries.

Kelly is originally from Chicago and graduated from Winona State University with a BA in Mass Communications Advertising. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, hanging out with friends, and playing with her dog Churro.

People and Talent Specialist

April Day

April Day is the People and Talent Specialist for Spartan Investment Group. Prior to SIG, April worked in Human Resources for a commercial real state company in St. Louis, Missouri, for almost 4 years. She currently assists the People Manager with recruiting, onboarding, cultural alignment, and all things People related.

April attended Colorado State University Global and earned her BS in Human Resource Management with a specialization in Organizational Leadership, in April of 2020. She then went on to earn her SHRM-CP certification in July of 2021. She is excited to continue her career growth with SIG and help the company achieve its goals!

OUR TEAM

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Director of Capital

Jackie Gibson

Investor Relations

Lauren Brychell

Project Executive

Gerrit Van Maanen

Operations Manager

Danika Anderson

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Operations Specialist

Danielle Tricarico

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan

Senior Vice President-Acquisitions

Tyler Burke

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Vice President Investments

Nelson Payne

Business Intelligence Analyst

Max Salomon

Construction Specialist

Alex Dick

Pre-Construction Manager

Zach Gumper

Acquisitions Associate

JP Nolette

Property Accountant

Mike Howell

Transaction Coordinator

Kiersten Wallerstedt

Accounts Payable Associate

Noah Miller

VP of Capital Markets

Thomas Eddy

Project Executive

Jack Mutty

Operations Analyst

Mike Scott

Property Accountant

Carrie Koebel

Entitlements Manager

Ara Sprague

Property Accountant

Maren Furlong

Director of People

Whitney Hamm

Asset Management Analyst

Max Orloff

Vice President - Investments

Ed Osborne

Construction Specialist

Kenny Rodrigues

Transaction Coordinator - Capital Markets

Brandi Proper

Office Administrator | Accounts Payable

Anna Kelly

Marketing Manager

Kelly Williams

People and Talent Specialist

April Day

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Investment Group, LLC (SIG). As the CEO, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and ensuring it aligns with SIG’s mission to Improve Lives Through Real Estate. Prior to Spartan, Scott held positions as a regional sales manager for a biotech firm, various positions in strategic and project management for the federal government culminating at the GS 15 level, and was on active duty in the US Army as an Infantry Officer.

 

In addition to Spartan, Scott is active in the US Army Reserves and an Iraqi Freedom combat Vet.

 

Scott graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Chemistry and Marketing, from Catholic University with an MS in Management, and from Georgetown University with a Certificate in Project Management.

 

CIO and Co-Founder

Ryan Gibson

Ryan Gibson is the Chief Investment Officer and the Co-Founder of SIG. He has organized over $30M of private equity for Spartan’s projects. Ryan has experience managing the development of SIGs projects in challenging markets.

For SIG, Ryan is responsible for investor relations and capital raises for projects. Ryan is also a highly experienced commercial airline pilot. Ryan graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing, Management, and Advertising.

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Lapidus

Ben Lapidus is a partner and the Chief Financial Officer for Spartan Investment Group LLC, where he has applied his finance and business development skills to acquire the company’s current portfolio, build the corporate finance backbone for the firm, and organize hundreds of millions of debt capital. Ben is also the founder and host of the national Best Ever Real Estate Investing Conference and managing partner of Indigo Ownerships LLC where he sponsored 40+ SF & MF real estate transactions. 

 

Before Spartan, Ben founded and sold a multi-million dollar study abroad company and worked with several start-ups through IPO or acquisition.  He graduated from Rutgers University with dual degrees in Finance and Economics where he founded the Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society.

Director of Capital

Jackie Gibson

Jackie Gibson is the Director of Capital for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role, Jackie is leveraging her 10+ years of logistics, procurement, project management, and engagement experience to increase quality, profitability, and efficiency for SIG’s projects.

Jackie graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.

Investor Relations

Lauren Brychell

Lauren Brychell is part of the Investor Relations team at Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role, Lauren brings her skills in marketing and project management to assist the team with investor facing collateral, communications, capital raise projects, and investor education.

Lauren graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Schedule with Lauren

Project Executive

Gerrit Van Maanen

As Construction Project Executive for Spartan Investment Group, Gerrit brings his skills in project management, financial analysis, and residential construction to oversee Spartan’s development and capital improvement initiatives. Prior to this role he worked as a Financial Analyst for IBM.

Gerrit graduated from The University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Operations Manager

Danika Anderson

Danika Anderson is the Operations Manager at Spartan Investment Group. Danika executes Spartan’s strategies related to property management operations by directing the team members on the assigned portfolio of properties, and by implementing the policies, procedures and practices that enable each facility to meet and exceed budgeted financial goals and achieve operational excellence.

Before joining Spartan in February 2020, Danika was a Property Manager for Greystar where she managed multi-family communities in the Denver metro area.

Danika graduated from The University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism-advertising and public relations.

Finance Analyst

Tristan Cottarel

Tristan Cottarel is the Finance Analyst at Spartan Investment Group. Tristan brings his experience with financial analysis and market research to assist the Finance, Acquisitions, and Business Intelligence teams with market feasibility studies, property due diligence, as well as financial planning and analysis. 

Tristan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and an emphasis in Real Property Development.

Investor Relations Manager

Ted Greene

Ted Greene is a third-generation Seattleite who married his high school sweetheart. Ted and Melissa have two children attending the same High School where they first met. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Finance Ted spent 24 years in the financial services industry as an investment advisor and Fiduciary.

Schedule with Ted

Operations Specialist

Danielle Tricarico

Danielle Tricarico is the Operations Specialist for Spartan Investment Group.  For 13 years, she worked in the Real Estate Investments Department for a public pension plan and prior to that as a paralegal in the student loan industry.  Danielle has earned an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Finance concentration.

Regional Manager

Valerie Buchanan

Valerie Buchanan is the Regional Manager for Spartan Investment Group’s Tyler Longview Portfolio. She is a United States Army Decorated Veteran and served a tour during Operation Enduring Freedom. She also served as support for Operation Iraqi Freedom, assisted in creating the Warrior Transition Unit(WTU) at Fort Hood Texas, and served five years as the Transition Non-Commissioned Officer. She brings 10 plus years of experience in Multi-Unit Retail Leadership and Corporate Recruitment Management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from American Intercontinental University and currently pursuing her Master of Business and Administration graduating in the Spring of 2021.

Senior Vice President-Acquisitions

Tyler Burke

Tyler Burke is the Senior Vice President-Acquisitions for Spartan Investment Group, focusing primarily on new property acquisitions and business development. Prior to Spartan, Tyler was an Associate at Baceline Investments LLC, a Denver-based private equity real estate investment firm. In this role, he was responsible for $63,000,000 of acquisitions in under three years. Tyler is a Denver native, where he attended Colorado State University majoring in Economics.

Director of Construction

Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders is the Director of Construction for Spartan Investment Group. He brings over 15 years of construction leadership experience including roles as a Sr. Project Engineer, Project Sponsor, and Director of Operations.  Aaron has managed concurrent projects ranging from 1M to 25M and has managed over 150M worth of projects during his career. He has a strong knowledge of project planning/scheduling, contract management, engineering oversite, subcontract management and has been a part of building multiple construction teams over his career. In addition to Spartan, Aaron oversees a real estate portfolio including single-family rentals, residential development, and multifamily limited partnerships.  

Vice President Investments

Nelson Payne

Nelson Payne is the new Acquisitions Associate for Spartan Investment Group, focusing primarily on new property acquisitions and business development. Prior to Spartan, Nelson was a Residential Real Estate Broker for Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty, and on the Acquisitions teams for Cortland, a multifamily investor/developer, and Prime Group Holdings, the largest private owner-operator of self-storage in the country. He has helped to close over $175 Million in acquisitions over his career.  

In his free time, Nelson enjoys spending time with his wife, Charlotte, and son, Charlie. They enjoy fly fishing, golfing, and skiing in the great Colorado outdoors. 

Business Intelligence Analyst

Max Salomon

Max Salomon is the Business Intelligence Analyst at Spartan Investment Group. Max brings his experience with data governance and advanced analytics to assist with the leveraging and creation of data infrastructure to support research efforts for acquisitions and operations teams.

Max graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with dual majors in Information Analytics and Finance.

Construction Specialist

Alex Dick

Alex Dick is the Construction Specialist for Spartan Investment Group, focusing on supporting the acquisition of new properties, assisting with the due diligence process, overseeing initial improvements on newly acquired properties, and reviewing the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs. He has 10+ years professional experience in financial sales, business development, and relationship management. Alex graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Organization and Innovation Management.  

Pre-Construction Manager

Zach Gumper

Zach Gumper is the Pre-Construction Manager for Spartan Investment Group. Zach brings his skills to support the SIG team by providing conceptual/detailed construction estimates that include subcontractor and engineering packages that will initiate future capital improvements. Once properties are under contract, Zach supports the rest of the Spartan Construction Management team with initial execution of developments.

Prior to working in the construction industry, Zach graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Acquisitions Associate

JP Nolette

JP Nolette is the newest member of the acquisitions team at Spartan. As the Acquisitions Associate, his primary responsibilities include assisting senior level management with the acquisitions of new properties and advancing business development. In 2021, JP graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Marketing.

 As a Colorado Springs native, JP is all things Colorado. He enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, and going to Colorado sporting events.

Property Accountant

Mike Howell

Michael Howell is the Property Accountant for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. Michael has roughly a decade of accounting experienced focused in the construction industry.

 

Michael graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting.

Transaction Coordinator

Kiersten Wallerstedt

Accounts Payable Associate

Noah Miller

VP of Capital Markets

Thomas Eddy

Thomas Eddy is the Vice President of Capital Markets for Spartan Investment Group. He brings over 14 years of experience in the finance industry. Prior to joining the team at Spartan, Thomas worked in Private Wealth and Commercial Banking.

Thomas graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance.

Project Executive

Jack Mutty

As Construction Manager for Spartan Investment Group, Jack brings his experience as a general contractor and owner’s representative in commercial construction to oversee Spartan’s capital improvement, expansion, and new construction projects.  Jack has managed construction projects ranging from $20M to $100M in multiple asset classes including multi-family, office, data, and mixed-use development.  Prior to Spartan, Jack supported the U.S. Antarctic Program where he oversaw multiple construction projects at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

 

Jack Graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Operations Analyst

Mike Scott

Mike Scott is the Operations Analyst at Spartan Investment Group’s Golden office. Mike brings his experience with data analysis across various industries to provide recommendations that maximize the operational performance of the Spartan portfolio. Before Spartan, Mike worked as a data support specialist in the recruitment marketing space, as well as an analyst within the Real Estate services industry. Mike graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Finance and Marketing.

Property Accountant

Carrie Koebel

Carrie Koebel joined Spartan Investment Group in 2019 supporting the team in various roles before settling into her current position as a Property Accountant.  Carrie graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  She brings with her more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting, management, and sales with international corporations and family-owned businesses.  Carrie has owned and managed rental properties in Washington, DC, and Breckenridge, CO since 2013.

Entitlements Manager

Ara Sprague

Ara Sprague is the Entitlements Manager for Spartan Investment Group. She brings over 18 years of sustainable development experience including leadership roles in construction and design management. Skilled in bringing projects to successful fruition, Ara has extensive experience in design, cost estimating, construction administrations, and facility operations. As a tenacious self-starter with a mind for strategy, a dedication to excellence, and a passion for making the world a better place, Ara drives expansion projects requiring re-zoning and leads negotiations with jurisdictional authorities in our various markets.

 

Ara graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, concentration in Sustainable Development.

Property Accountant

Maren Furlong

Maren Furlong is a Property Accountant for Spartan Investment Group. Maren has about eight years of accounting experience focused on property accounting, corporate accounting, and auditing.  

 

Maren graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Auditing.

Director of People

Whitney Hamm

Whitney Hamm is the Director of People for Spartan Investment Group and is responsible for making sure the people operations systems run smoothly and provide a good experience for the team. She is dedicated to supporting SIG and all team members in pursuit of our mission, vision, values, and cultural goals. Prior to joining SIG Whitney spent six years in startup environments, most recently working for a residential real estate investment firm in Denver to build out the people operations systems and teams for the holding company.  

Whitney brings 11 years’ experience in People Operations roles with an MSc in Business Management (Focus in Human Resources) from Bournemouth University, UK.

Asset Management Analyst

Max Orloff

As part of the Asset Management team at Spartan Investment Group, Max Orloff brings his skills in financial analysis and his passion for real estate to oversee the performance of Spartan’s assets, distribute returns to investors, and conduct in-depth analysis to provide data-driven insights for the management team.   Prior to working at Spartan, Max worked for a private Real Estate Investment Fund that focused on the retail asset class. Max graduated in Spring 2020 from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Financial Management. 

Vice President - Investments

Ed Osborne

Ed Osborne joins Spartan as Vice President – Investments.  Ed brings over 20 years of commercial construction and development experience.  His extensive background in business development and ability to work through complicated deals complements Spartan well.

 

Ed lives and works in Seattle, Washington where he enjoys all the outdoor opportunities the Pacific North West offers.

Construction Specialist

Kenny Rodrigues

Kenny Rodrigues is a Construction Specialist for Spartan Investment Group. Kenny focuses on initial improvements and due diligence of newly acquired assets while bringing to the team strong project management and implementation. He has over 10 years of commercial development experience with mixed-use projects in urban markets ranging from $5M to $75M. Prior to Spartan, Kenny worked at a family office overseeing the buildout of a private real estate portfolio in Northern CA. 

 

Kenny graduated from California State University-Chico with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

Transaction Coordinator - Capital Markets

Brandi Proper

Brandi Proper is part of the Capital Markets team at Spartan Investment Group, LLC.  In this role, Brandi brings years of experience in the investment industry, focusing primarily on performance, analysis, and client reporting.

Brandi graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Office Administrator | Accounts Payable

Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly is the Office Manager and works in Accounts Payable at Spartan Investment Group’s Golden office. She comes from the aviation industry with several years of hospitality experience.

Anna graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Computer Science BS.

Marketing Manager

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is the Marketing Manager for Spartan Investment Group, based in the Golden, CO office. Kelly has 7+ years of marketing experience and previously worked in the commercial real estate, real estate investment, and property management industries.

Kelly is originally from Chicago and graduated from Winona State University with a BA in Mass Communications Advertising. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, hanging out with friends, and playing with her dog Churro.

People and Talent Specialist

April Day

April Day is the People and Talent Specialist for Spartan Investment Group. Prior to SIG, April worked in Human Resources for a commercial real state company in St. Louis, Missouri, for almost 4 years. She currently assists the People Manager with recruiting, onboarding, cultural alignment, and all things People related.

April attended Colorado State University Global and earned her BS in Human Resource Management with a specialization in Organizational Leadership, in April of 2020. She then went on to earn her SHRM-CP certification in July of 2021. She is excited to continue her career growth with SIG and help the company achieve its goals!

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