About Koelbel

About Koelbel and Company

Koelbel and Company were founded on an overriding goal best expressed 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.”

Walt Koelbel

We never waiver from this principle, even as we constantly add new layers and dimensions to hone an age of technologies that honor the land while promoting healthy and improved lifestyles.

President Eisenhower, Carl Norgren and President Hoover
President Eisenhower, Carl Norgren, and President Hoover enjoy a delightful rendezvous at Byers Peak Ranch, also known as the Western White House. Circa 1954.

Koelbel and Company today proudly serves the 21st-century demands of a savvy new breed of homebuyers who demand smarts as well as style.

We are committed to fulfilling Coloradans’ real estate needs through in-touch, futuristic and caring land development concepts.

Welcoming the future,
Walter A. “Buz” Koelbel

Our History

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.

Walt Koelbel, Buz Koelbel, and Carl Koelbel

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.

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