Back in June, Paul Brown and Sam Lillie helped out with Coldwell Banker’s Denver Century Ride cutting and serving watermelons. The event helped raise support for various non-profit organizations like BikeDenver, Bicycle Colorado, and Bike Jeffco.
Almost five years ago, Jeff and Greg Bacheller were asked to start teaching continuing education classes, focusing on various property management-related topics. Early this year, Greg Bacheller taught again, educating many of our industry colleagues and other real estate professionals the fundamentals of the property management business. Other classes that Jeff and Greg lead are an advanced property management class that is geared more towards our colleagues looking to sharpen their skills. They also teach a class that focuses on the hottest topics in our industry, how to keep up with regulatory changes, new legislation, etc. Both Jeff and Greg feel very honored to be able to do this throughout the year and as they help sharpen others’ skill set, while sharpening their own at the same time!
Back on November 22nd, a few of our employees and their friends and family took time out of their Sunday to help out the Denver Rescue Mission with their annual turkey drive, gathering donated turkeys, bags of potatoes, canned veggies, boxed stuffing, fruit, yams, cranberry sauce, and gravy for their Thanksgiving Banquet-in-a-Box! More than 2,500 families received Thanksgiving meals for the holiday, as volunteers collected donations and handed out the boxes to those who need it most in our community.
For the last three years, RPM has taken part in the Denver Rescue Mission’s Skeet Shooting Competition at the Kiowa Creek Hunting Club! Not only did our maintenance staff have a great time competing, but we are proud to have been a part of helping the Denver Rescue Mission raise $16,600 in support to help feed, clothe, and shelter those in need in our community!
Real Property Management Colorado loves partnering with the Denver Rescue Mission and takes great pride in not only donating $15 for every lease signed, but taking time to volunteer with them. Back in September, a few of our employees headed down to the Lawrence Street location at the Denver Rescue Mission to help serve lunch to those in need, and had a great time doing so!
Over summer 2015, RPM had the chance to help support many great charities through our sponsorship at multiple Realtor golf events. We raised over $3,000 this summer for charities, such as Homes For Our Troops, The Residences at Eaton Senior Communities, Children’s Miracle Network, and Pets for Vets! Overall, the charities mentioned were able to raise over $100,000 total!
On June 14th, Steve Bacheller had the chance to represent RPM at the annual Denver Century Ride, sponsored by our friends at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. He worked as a volunteer at the Aid Station in Morrison CO for the riders who were completing in the 100 mile challenge. There, he had a chance to meet different people from all different types and stages of life; the youngest rider he met was 11 years old and the oldest 79, along with many people who were from other states that wanted to be a part of this. He worked side by side with multiple Managing Brokers, Real Estate Agents, Admin Staff, Loan Officers, Home Warranty Company Representatives, as well as their family members. In the end, the event raised $26,970 for BikeDenver and more than $6000 to other charities that participated in the ride!
Greg Bacheller recently had the honor of speaking to about 600 people at the 2014 Colorado Real Estate and Economic Summit held in downtown Denver. There, he was joined by Chris Mygatt (President and COO of Coldwell Banker Residential), Mark Samuelson (Newspaper Columnist and Blogger for the Denver Post), Elliott Eisenberg (Ph.D. Economist and Blogger), and Allen Hurst (Regional Manager for PHH Home Loans), who all highlighted how the economy and the housing market are all bouncing back into good shape. Greg, touching on the rental and property management side of real estate, highlighted the upwards trends of the housing market, as well as the growing demand for rental properties.
Real Property Management Colorado sponsored a table at the “Evening of Exploration” Denver Rescue Mission event to raise money for the shelter and hear about their new statistics, successes, and programs. We even had the opportunity to hear a few people who have been through the various Rescue Mission programs speak about how their lives have been changed because of the charity’s efforts! It’s been an incredible experience being involved with this impactful organization.
Our office also had the opportunity to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at the Rescue Mission. Our staff spent time receiving and throwing turkeys into the a giant cooled truck at the Lawrence Street location. It’s always an honor to help out!
Real Property Management Colorado, alongside Coldwell Banker, co-sponsored the Battle of the South, a charity event that raised money for the Wild Animal Sanctuary located in the Denver Metro area. The Sanctuary is home to over 290 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, mountain lions, wolves and other large carnivores who were rescued from abusive homes, abandoned, illegally kept, or victims of other terrible situations. Once rescued, the Wild Animal Sanctuary provides over 720 acres to roam, a nutritional diet, and other rehabilitative actions to provide the greatest level of care to these animals.
As members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), RPM had the pleasure of hearing Marcia Waters, Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate, speak at one of the organizations monthly meetings. Throughout her speech, Waters highlighted the shifting focus of the organization, including conducting audits of all large property management companies, which RPM had previously passed with flying colors!
Our Accounting Department attended a Denver Rescue Mission tea event at the Brown Palace Hotel, raising money and honoring ladies who have made a substantial impact in our community.
A few weeks later, our Maintenance Department participated in a skeet shooting competition at the Kiowa Creek Hunting Club to raise money for the shelter. This money will go toward the feeding, clothing, sheltering, and empowering the needy in Denver.
Greg Bacheller was asked by the Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors (CAREI) to speak about the property management side of the real estate business. He had the opportunity to address some of the most common challenges and pitfalls that Real Property Management Colorado has witnessed individual investors run into, the state of the rental market, and many other hot topics.
By the end of December, we signed just over 1,300 leases in 2013 and, with a few extra donations that we made throughout the year, we as a company had the privilege of donating $25,000 in 2013 to the Denver Rescue Mission! And what a privilege it was to partner with such a great organization that is meeting such critical needs in our community . . . food, shelter, and clothing.
We as a company had the opportunity to serve the evening meal to over 250 people at the Denver Rescue Mission. But before that, a group of RPM employees and spouses had the privilege of helping to re-stock the shelves with donations of bread, bagels, canned goods, and many other contributions from multiple organizations. Overall, we were astounded and humbled by the level of gratitude shown to us, and were more than willing to show it in return. It was such an incredible experience!
For yet another year, RPM attended The Realtor Rally hosted at the “Wings Over the Rockies” Museum in Lowry. During the event, we had the opportunity to evaluate new technology, listen to some great speakers, and “talk shop” with some of the best in the real estate business. Throughout the night, we had the chance to build rewarding relationships with many great people in our industry and get to hear all the latest statistics in the business.
RPM Colorado teed it up for Children’s Miracle Network once again! We had the privilege of sponsoring and participating in the 20th Annual RE/MAX Alliance Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament which fundraised over $60,000 for children in the community. Visit their website at www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org to find out more about this great charity.
Co-Owners, Greg and Jeff Bacheller hosted a two-day event in Denver that drew nearly 100 attendees from all over the country. The event covered a broad range of property management and sales topics tailored to enhance the performance of other RPM property management offices around the country. In addition to the training, the RPM Colorado office hosted a catered dinner in their office for all of the attendees which proved to be a great time.