City Leader and Senior Managing Director responsible for project development, acquisitions/dispositions and asset management of projects throughout Colorado.

Education
Master of Science, Real Estate Development and Finance
New York University (NYU), 2005

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
University of Colorado, 1998

Career Highlights
Project Officer responsible for 1144 Fifteenth Street, a 670,000-square-foot, 40-story speculative office tower development located adjacent to Larimer Square in Downtown Denver.

Project Officer responsible for the development of 1601 Wewatta, a planned   284,000-square-foot, LEED® Platinum certified office building in the Union Station neighborhood of Denver.

Senior Project Manager responsible for overseeing the development of 1515 Wynkoop, a 306,000-square-foot, LEED Gold certified multi-tenant office building in Lower Downtown Denver.

Senior Project Manager responsible for overseeing the development of Eos Interlocken, a mixed-use development containing four office buildings totaling 850,000 square feet, a hotel and retail amenities in Broomfield, CO.

Assistant Project Manager for Hines Glacier Village – A $300 million, 650-acre mixed-use resort development located at the base of the Big Mountain ski area in Whitefish, MT, comprised of 350 condominium units, 100 townhomes, 185 single-family home sites and 100,000 square feet of retail space.

Assistant Project Manager  for Hines Aspen Highlands Village – A $260 million, 83-acre mixed-use resort development situated at the base of Aspen Highlands ski area, comprised of 73 Ritz-Carlton Club interval ownership condominiums, 31 estate home sites, 31 luxury townhomes, 40,000 square feet of retail and 111 affordable housing units.

Summary

Mr. Despard joined the firm in 1999 as an Assistant Project Manager in the Hines Resorts Region, completing mixed-use projects in both Colorado and Montana. Throughout his career with Hines, he has contributed to the management of more than $700 million worth of development projects ranging from high-end mixed-use/residential structures to large, high-profile office building development. He currently oversees the firm’s development activities and operations in Colorado.