Falko Realty is the “vision become reality,” of Joe Falko. Joe, a former real estate investor, was tired of being treated as a typical home buyer and investor. He was frustrated by seeing the standard investment properties all others were seeing and often losing the property to another bidder. He decided to create a company which offered clients the opportunity to buy properties that were not available to the general public and put his clients First- in- Line.
Through 20 years of experience, Joe has created dozens of relationships with banks, developers, corporate relocation companies, and home buyers/sellers. These relationships are the KEY to offering his clients the most current and often “off market” inventory of properties.
Joe is considered one the top negotiators in Colorado. His Wall Street background has offered him the luxury of possessing a skill set that is considered rare in this industry. He offers these skills to his clients selling homes and it translates into getting top dollar for his listings, often 10% or more above the original list price. At Falko Realty, our brokers are aggressive, we are fair, and we get things done. It’s that simple.
Mr. Falko is also an accomplished developer (See www.cardinalholdingsllc.com). The additional knowledge he possesses in homebuilding is passed on to his clients when purchasing homes. He is able to identify crucial items often overlooked by other brokers. His relationships with other developers also allow Joe to give his clients access to new builds during the unofficial pre sale process at lower prices.
Joe Falko has spent the past 15 years in the Real Estate and finance sectors. At the age of 22 he was asked to join the elite private client & high net worth group at Merrill Lynch in New York City. Joe excelled as a Financial Consultant and twice was awarded a “Superstar broker” rating. He was responsible for managing nearly $250 million in client assets. He possesses strong knowledge in equity and fixed income markets as well as a deep understanding for options trading.
Joe moved to Denver, CO in February of 2001 and began working for Index Powered Financial Services (IPFS), a boutique bank consulting firm. As a Senior Institutional salesman, Joe was responsible for the day to day management of his sales group as well as administering his own book of business. Joe played an integral role in the development, marketing and sales of the industry-known Indexed Powered CD. During his tenure at IPFS, Joe successfully oversaw and sold nearly $175 million of the financial tool.
Simultaneously, Joe created Cardinal Holdings, LLC, a real estate development and holding company. He has successfully acquired, managed, built, and maintained a multi-million dollar portfolio of lofts, town homes, condos and single family residences spread over Colorado. He serves as CEO of Cardinal Holdings. He is a licensed Colorado Employing Broker, owning Falko Realty, llc. as well. He was formerly with Keller Williams where he won numerous awards including the Top Producer and Bronze Production Award.
In his 10+ years of real estate experience, Joe has been involved in nearly all aspects of the Real Estate Market: developing, rehabbing and flipping properties, hundreds of transactions, short sales, portfolio acquisitions and sales, and evaluating commercial and residential projects. He has also created numerous relationships with builders, developers, Brokerage Firms, Hedge Funds, REITS, Private Equity firms as well as high net worth individuals who all participate in Joe’s affairs. Joe also founded, built and has Federally Trademarked a chain of high end Spanish-Mexican restaurants known as the Santa Fe Tequila Companies which he sold in 2009.
Joe attended Amherst College where he played football. He majored in Economics and tripled-minored in Political Science, Philosophy, and Spanish. He graduated in less than 4 years in May of 1998. During his academic career Joe studied abroad in London, England where he received the “Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement” and attended the Universidad de Alicante in Alicante, Spain studying the European Monetary Union (EMU).
Joe lives with his only son, Jackson, (5) in Lone Tree with their Jack Russell Terrier, Lilly. They enjoy going to Broncos games, traveling, and looking for mischief!
Vice President – Portfolio Acquisitions/Trades & Marketing
Jeff started his successful business career building and managing several Multi-Million dollar Restaurants in Chicago and Denver for over a decade. During that time he built a massive network of connections through his business relationships and volunteerism. Having a passion for helping others, Jeff coached and developed many new leaders in his field as well as connecting people within his network to help other businesses with their growth – specifically in the real estate field.
In seeing the investment opportunity in Denver, Jeff started his own Real Estate investing and wholesaling firm. Working with creative marketing and his network he was able to gain access to a large volume of on and off market investment opportunities including REO’s, note packages, (both performing and non performing,) commercial and residential tapes, and other distressed assets Excelling at accurate onsite estimates for rehab costs and obtainable ARV’s, Jeff has been able to find highly profitable investments for his clients. Using his management and business background Jeff began to consult for investors on how to maximize their profits thru finding and acquiring undervalued assets, reduction in costs, marketing, sourcing, He has now partnered with Cardinal Holdings and brings his extensive knowledge and expertise to their clientele which includes 3 of the countries largest real estate owners. Jeff will be running the National Portfolio division of Cardinal along with Mr. Falko. For more information visit www.falkorealtyllc.com
Jeff studied Aerospace Engineering at SRJC on a full ride scholarship. In his free time Jeff is a hobbyist. Together with his wife and son you will find them doing everything from golfing and traveling to brewing beer!
Broker Associate Commercial Specialist – William Kennedy
Falko Realty is PROUD to announce William Kennedy has joined our high-end boutique! Mr. Kennedy was a licensed commercial real estate broker with Marcus & Millichap in Las Vegas and Denver in the late 1990s and early 2000s, closing millions of dollars worth of apartments, retail, and land transactions. Mr. Kennedy had the most number of closings for the Las Vegas office in 1999 – earning Outstanding Achievement Award honors and representing some of Las Vegas’ largest commercial developers.
Mr. Kennedy was the founder and managing partner of the famed and renown 9th Door restaurants in LoDo and Capitol Hill and founder, partner, and general manager of the Santa Fe Tequila Company Bar & Restaurants in the Santa Fe Arts District and Littleton. In addition, Mr. Kennedy was formerly a safety consultant with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Mr. Kennedy was responsible for updating and maintaining the authorization basis under which the Plutonium Processing Facility operates for the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Kennedy attended the United State Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Mr. Kennedy’s diverse background and decades of experience gives him a unique skill set – making him intimately familiar with commercial properties, commercial leases, commercial build-outs, commercial mechanical systems, business financial statements, development, zoning, planning, sales, and marketing.
At Falko Realty, Mr. Kennedy will specialize in high-end Residential and Commercial real estate transactions. Falko Realty welcomes him with open arms and is thrilled to have him join the Falko Family!
Tom Van Alsburg has been developing, building, and selling real estate around the Denver metro area for the last 20 years. He started Flatirons Investments Inc. 10 years ago. Flatirons Investments has effectively acquired, built, managed, and maintained town homes and single-family residences spread around Denver. Tom also started Flatirons Investing LLC. Flatirons Investing specializes in acquiring foreclosed homes through the Colorado County auction proceedings.
Tom is a licensed Colorado Broker. He has been helping clients buy and sell homes for the last 13 years. He now is working for Falko Realty, LLC. He was formerly with Keller Williams, Paragon Real Estate & Development, and Luxe Group Real Estate. During this time he has won various awards for production and service to his clients.
Tom attended Arizona State University. He graduated in 1992 with an accounting degree. He subsequently graduated in 1995 from the University of Denver School of Law. That same year he passed the Colorado Bar Exam to be able to practice law in the state. Tom received his City of Denver Contractors License in 2005. Since then he has been licensed in multiple jurisdictions around the metro area.
Douglas Heath Moore
After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1997, Doug moved to the Vail Valley because he felt it was an idyllic place to reside and to raise a family. Along with his wife Julie and their three kids (Hallie, Addison and William) they spend countless hours enjoying all activities, festivals and enrichment that living in the mountains provides.
Doug worked the financial sector as a Fixed Income trader with offices in Chicago, San Diego and Edwards. He traded complex spread trades over the US Treasury’s and European markets simultaneously on the CBOT and CME Exchanges. He executed and managed 20 millions dollars on a daily basis between both Exchanges.
In the last 10 years Doug has focused his energy on providing high net worth clients an exceptional level of service, working with their all aspects of their second home ownership in the Vail Valley. Doug has worked for the finest resort management companies in the world and was nominated for the exclusive Five Star Award from The Ritz-Carlton. Doug has worked hard to gain a strong knowledge of the Vail Valley and build a network of clients that equally enjoy everything this amazing location in the mountains has to offer, as well as his full service approach to real estate.
Sam Loree – Associate Broker
Sam is originally from Houston, TX where he was raised to work hard and hustle even harder. He grew up playing football, shooting shotguns and lifting weights. With 100% Texan parents he started his career in football and weight lifting at age 4 and went on to play for multiple clubs and ultimately become captain of his High School football team as a freshman. He then moved on to powerlifting and strongman training to stay in shape. He loved to shoot for fun and was a 25/25 shot at his local gun club.
At age 17 he opened his own construction business specializing in Welding and provided his services to both commercial and residential clients. His intensive work ethic and desire to serve others led him to working in the resturant industry where he worked his way up from a dishwasher to a 5 star restaurant as a lead server at a well known steakhouse while in his early 20’s. Simultaneously, Sam graduated from college majoring in Geology and Paleontology and minoring in Bussiness and Sports Science.
When he was 23, while working in restaurants, he met the love of his life, Summer. Shortly there after they moved to Maui to spend a year on the beach and to visit Summer’s family. They then moved to Denver with their English Bulldog where Sam could peruse his Strongman career and get started in the real estate business. With his 360 pound 5,10 frame Sam is a soft spoken big teddy bear.
Sam’s passion and hustle led him to Falko Realty LLC where he is ready to serve you. Whether you are a seasoned investor or a new home buyer, Sam will provide 5 star service to you and your family.
Sam Loree 808-495-1369
William Abernathy – Broker Associate
Fernando Soto – Broker Associate
Jeff Milligan – Investment Specialist/Broker Associate