Mark Falcone founded Continuum Partners, LLC in Denver in 1997. Since its inception Continuum has successfully completed over $2.5 billion of development and established itself as a national leader of complex, mixed use urban infill projects. Continuum is currently under development on the $400m mixed use project in Denver called 9+CO, it is completing the $200m Market Station in downtown Denver and is under construction on the $120m LA Produce project in downtown Los Angeles. Continuum has additional large scale projects in predevelopment in downtown Portland and Los Angeles.
Prior to forming Continuum, Mark worked with The Rouse Company’s division of Office and Community Development in Baltimore, MD and served in several key roles in his family’s real estate development group, The Pioneer Companies. He graduated with a BA from Colgate University in 1985.
Throughout his career Mark has been actively engaged in the dialog to advance more sustainable settlement patterns within his industry and amongst public policy makers. Over the years Mark has served in several volunteer leadership positions for the Nature Conservancy, a not for profit affordable housing developer and other various organizations focused on the issues and challenges of our built environment. Mark has also served on other boards including NEA’s Mayor’s Institute on City Design, Colgate University and the Bonfils Stanton Foundation.
Currently Mark is a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, he serves as Vice – Chair of the Biennial of the Americas Board and is Trustee Emeritus of the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver.
As chair of the Colorado Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Mark led a statewide 50 million dollar campaign for the protection of several major landscapes, including a collection of ranches in Southern Colorado which now make up the Great Sand Dunes National Park. In 2004 he and his wife Ellen Bruss donated a piece of land to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver which led to the construction of a new building by David Adjaye. Mark led the 16 million dollar capital campaign to fund the building.
Mark is currently leading a new initiative between the Nature Conservancy and the Biennial of the Americas called the Youth Congress for Sustainable Americas. This new partnership is assembling a network of young citizen activists throughout Latin and North America to coordinate action across the hemisphere which will lead to measurable progress on Climate Action initiatives. The delegates include members from Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Canada and the United States.
Mark has two children. Sonya graduated from Colgate University in 2012, earned an MBA from UCLA and is a founding partner of the LA based affordable housing developer Daylight. Luke graduated from Willamette University in 2015 and completed his Masters in Architecture at SciArc in 2020. Mark is married to Ellen Bruss, founder and owner of EBD Design, a branding and graphic design firm.
Peter Fair has been a principal at Continuum Partners since 2001 when he first became involved in Continuum’s Belmar project which was named Urban Land Institutes (ULI) 2006 Award for Excellence: The Americas.
Peter became a co-owner of the Continuum Partners entity with Mark Falcone in 2008. Along with Mark, Peter manages strategic planning of all retail programming and leads all retail leasing initiatives.
In addition, he oversees Continuum’s advisory services for a variety of institutional clients. Over the years Peter has worked directly with the following institutions: KKR, Goldman Sachs, Colony Capital and Dune Capital.
Peter also directs the Continuum Airport platform at Denver International Airport which currently operates a $19M retail program with 40% sales participation from Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) owners.
Prior to joining Continuum, Peter was a Senior Managing Director and Partner with Tishman Speyer. During Peter’s tenure at Tishman Speyer, he was responsible for all retail and entertainment redevelopment of the iconic landmark Rockefeller Center from 1997-2001.
Additionally, Peter directed the retail renovation of the Met Life building in New York as well as the Yahoo Center in Santa Monica, CA. From 1993-1997, Peter was a Vice President with the Walt Disney Company where he directed the rollout of over 450 Disney Stores in North America and Canada.
Prior to Disney, Peter was a Project Manager with Hilton Hotel Corporation in Beverly Hills, CA. Peter’s responsibilities at Hilton included renovation of over 500 guest rooms, suites and multiple function spaces at the landmark Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Peter served on the board of the “I Have A Dream Foundation” in Los Angeles, California from 1996 – 2001.
Peter graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a BS in Hotel Administration.
Melissa joined Continuum Partners in 2000 and is one of the senior members of Continuum’s retail leasing team. She currently is managing the leasing activities at the 9+CO project, Market Street Station, Bradburn Village and several 3rd party assignments in the Union Station Masterplan area. Melissa was the primary retail leasing manager on Continuum’s Belmar project (a billion dollar project which included over 700,000 square feet of retail) for several years. In addition, Melissa is the Managing Broker of Continuum Brokerage Company, LLC.
Prior to joining Continuum, Melissa was with Pioneer Companies in Syracuse, NY (an affiliate of Continuum Partners). She spearheaded the marketing and leasing of all the company’s retail properties in New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Michigan, which totaled approximately 2.9 million square feet. Previously, Melissa was with The Pyramid Companies, a major mall developer in the Northeast.
Melissa is licensed in Colorado as a real estate broker. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Peripheral Land Conference, and is active in ICSC regional conferences.
Roger Pecsok joined Continuum Partners in 2001 since which time he has performed, coordinated or overseen a wide range of development responsibilities on multiple Continuum projects including financial analysis, construction, budgets, design, entitlements, oversight of horizontal and vertical development, establishment of a residential development program and numerous third party land transactions.
Since joining Continuum he worked extensively on most aspects of the 3.5 million square foot Belmar mixed-use development and became responsible for all ongoing development activities at Belmar. He currently oversees all development activities of Bradburn, a 120 acre mix-used project in Westminster, CO and also oversees development activities of The Ridge at Harvest Hills, a 164 acre residential subdivision in Williston, N.D. Roger coordinates development activities for two projects in Lincoln, NE, the development of a 38,000 SF retail centered anchored by Whole Foods and pre-development and entitlement activities for the repositioning of a 78 acre infill parcel between downtown and the airport.
Roger provided development oversight for the Art House Condominium project, a complex mixed-use project that includes 13 high end townhomes, a mid-rise building with market rate and affordable housing components and a contemporary art museum. Roger also had overall responsibility for Continuum’s involvement in pre-development activities for Belleview Station, a proposed 50 acre mixed-use and transit oriented development with over 5 million sf of programmed space located in the SE Denver tech corridor.
Prior to joining Continuum, he had over four years experience developing commercial properties in the Seattle area with Opus Northwest and prior to that two years construction experience with Morrison Knudsen Corporation. Throughout his career in real estate development, Roger has worked on over a dozen real estate development projects of almost all project types and totaling more than several million square feet.
He has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in construction management. He has had membership in NAIOP, CNU and ULI and has participated in a number of panels and advisory committees.
Lenn joined Continuum Partners in 2002 and serves as the company’s General Counsel. Lenn is an integral member of Continuum’s Senior Management Team advising on all strategic transactional and operating matters in addition to overseeing all legal matters.
In his tenure at Continuum, Lenn has been involved in over $1 billion in financing transactions, including several large public-private financings such as Continuum’s Bradburn, Belmar and 9th and Colorado redevelopment projects. Lenn has served as lead on a multitude of complex financial transactions including mezzanine structures, syndications, exempt capital raising platforms, synthetic loans and ground lease transactions. He has overseen lease negotiations for several million square feet of office and retail transactions.
Given a core company mission, Lenn assists with environmental sustainability strategies such as LEED certification, solar energy platforms and associated tax credit and rebate programs. He is currently assisting with the finance and legal structure associated with the company’s workforce housing initiative.
Prior to joining Continuum, Lenn worked with Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti, P.C. where he specialized in real estate transactions and commercial loans.
Prior to that Lenn worked in the real estate department for an American Class I railroad where he gained an understanding and deep appreciation for multi-modal transportation systems and their integration into the urban landscape.
He received his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Denver College of Law, his M.B.A. from the University of North Texas and his B.B.A. from the University of Texas. He is a member of the Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations, and the State Bar of Texas.
Doug joined Continuum Partners in 2002 as a senior member of the Belmar Project Team. In 2012 he was promoted to the Project Director role making him responsible for all construction and project management activities for a specific portfolio of projects.
Currently, Doug is overseeing all project management activities for the $200 million Market Station project in the heart of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood, where he and the Development Director have collaborated with the LDDRB Historic Preservation Committee, LoDo neighborhood committee, and the City of Denver for all approvals.
Additionally, Doug is managing project activities at Continuum’s award winning Bradburn community, as well as at Produce LA and 647 Mateo in the Arts District of LA. All of Doug’s Continuum projects are either LEED or Green Globes certified including solar arrays, wind farms, and the recycling of nearly all demolition materials.
Doug’s previous Continuum projects have included a wide variety of product types including several Whole Foods Stores, a 135-room Hyatt House Hotel, and a 150,000 square foot cultural space known as the Lab at Belmar. Doug also led all Project Management activities for the District at O Street in Lincoln, NE and a 330 unit apartment complex in Williston, ND, moving from design to completion in 12 months in what was one of the most resource constrained markets in the Country. The project remains the benchmark property in the market for its quality and design.
Prior to joining Continuum, Doug was the Senior Construction Manager for the $26-million Tabor Center redevelopment project in downtown Denver, spearheaded by Urban Retail Properties and Equity Office Properties. He collaborated with the Downtown Denver Partnership and Historic Downtown Signage and Design Committees to obtain all approvals for the project. Doug has also served as Vice President of Construction for General Cinema Theatres and United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc., where he oversaw the development, design, and construction of theaters nationwide including union negotiations and historical renovations in very large-scale urban mixed-use projects.
Doug has a degree in construction management from Colorado State University, a certification from Dale Carnegie Management Training, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Frank joined Continuum in 2005, bringing significant experience from both the private and public sectors in planning, design and implementation of urban redevelopment and transit-oriented development projects. Working as the President of a joint venture entity of Continuum and East West Partners, the Union Station Neighborhood Company, Frank led the master developer efforts including the planning, design, finance and ultimately construction of the $500-million multi-modal transit hub. Frank was also responsible for the planning, design and development of over 1.5 million square feet of commercial mixed-use land anchoring the Union Station neighborhood. The Union Station Neighborhood Company completed its responsibilities to the public agencies and the Denver Union Station Project Authority in 2014. Frank continues to direct complex urban development projects for Continuum.
He currently oversees the development team, managing the $500-million redevelopment of the 26-acre former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center project (9+CO) in Denver and recently delivered the $120 million A Block hotel and office project at Denver Union Station.
Prior to joining Continuum, Frank was a Principal with Civitas, Inc., a national planning, urban design and landscape architecture firm based in Denver. Frank’s portfolio included directing both local and national redevelopment planning and transit-oriented development TOD efforts. Projects Frank directed include the Denver Union Station Master Plan and entitlements, master planning for Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, planning for North Stapleton, and planning, design and entitlements for the Belleview Station and Broadway Gates East transit-oriented developments.
Prior to Civitas, Frank served as a senior project manager for the development services group of BRW, Inc., a multidisciplinary planning and engineering firm. While with BRW, Frank managed the update of the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Plan, reconciling the Infrastructure Master Plan for the former military base with the land use and development plans for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the City of Aurora, and the Department of Defense. Frank also worked on the Infrastructure master plans and entitlements for the former Stapleton International Airport, Lowry AFB redevelopment, and several transportation and transit corridor projects.
Frank is active in many community and professional organizations. Appointed by former Mayor, now Governor Hickenlooper, Frank serves as the chair of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The DDA is the tax increment financing entity created by the City of Denver to assist in the financing of the Denver Union Station Transit Center. As chair, Frank was deeply involved in the recent refinancing of the Denver Union Station project debt, an obligation that is on track to be retired by 2026. Frank has been on the board of directors of the Downtown Denver Partnership Civic Ventures since 2008. He is involved in the Urban Land Institute where he is an active member of the Public Private Partnership Council.
Frank is a graduate of the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning. He resides in Denver with his wife and two children.
With over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate development and construction management, Mike brings a strong background in project planning and execution. He handles a wide range of responsibilities including development management, financial analysis and underwriting, asset management, construction management, and design and entitlements.
Recently Mike’s primary focus is the development of a social impact investment fund conceptualized by Continuum. The social impact fund focuses on new investment platforms for mixed income attainable housing and enterprise space for workforces and organizations that provide essential services to our communities, such as teachers, police, firefighters, healthcare workers and cultural enterprises.
Mike joined Continuum Partners in 2012 and has been an integral member of the development teams overseeing the Market Station project in Denver, CO. The Ridge subdivision in Williston, ND, the Bradburn project in Westminster, CO as well as two projects in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
In 2016, Mike was promoted to Senior Development Manager. In addition to his work on the social impact fund pipeline projects, Mike leads a development team through the Continuued platform that is managing the entitlement and development of the A-Lift project at Copper Mountain, a new mixed-use residential neighborhood at Copper Mountain Resort including a Hotel, Condo, Townhomes and Single Family homes, the redevelopment of the Frontier Cinema, a new cultural resort type offering being developed in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, and the 647 Mateo project in Los Angeles.
In Mike’s role, he has had the opportunity to engage with a number of local art and cultural groups including Black Cube, a nomadic contemporary art museum, and the Biennial of America’s organization. In his work with Black Cube, Mike helped implement the Unclassified Site Museum SANGREE, which was on display at the Market Station project site during the fall of 2016.
Mike was a participant in the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) Leadership Program in 2016, and through Continuum’s membership remains an active member of the DDP organization.
He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder, and his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from University of Colorado Denver.
Sallie is the Marketing Manager at Continuum, overseeing all public relations, brand management, and communications for the organization. In her role, she acts as the “keeper of the brand” as well as the “orchestra conductor” for multiple agencies, contractors, and departments to promote the Continuum brand and asset portfolio. For the past seven years, Sallie has led marketing and communications initiatives for the built environment, beginning her career in real estate with Denver-based developer and asset manager, Urban Villages, as their marketing and public relations manager.
Sallie is an active member of the Downtown Denver Partnership, most recently participating in the 2022 cohort of their Leadership Program. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in psychology.
Asher joined Continuum as a Partner in 2022 and serves as Chief Investment Officer and CFO. He is also a Partner and member of the Investment Committee.
Prior to Continuum, Asher was Managing Partner of Estes Capital, a commercial real estate investment advisory firm. Prior to Estes Capital, Asher spent nearly twelve years at Platinum Equity, an operations-focused private equity firm with a global, multi-industry portfolio. During his tenure at Platinum, Asher was responsible for making investments in the real estate and hospitality industries.
Asher first worked with Continuum Partners while at Platinum Equity, where he led the acquisition of a mixed-use Qualified Opportunity Zone project developed by Continuum. He continued to work with Continuum on this project and others during his tenure at Estes Capital.
Asher serves on the Board of Trustees of Minds Matter Colorado, a mentoring organization serving high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.
Eric joined Continuum Partners in 2016 as Director of Hospitality Management. Eric assists in asset management, development and pre-opening activities for Continuum’s growing hotel portfolio, including the 135-room Hyatt House at Belmar and the 200-room Hotel Born. He also provides operational insight to all hospitality-related entities and ensures maximum performance of each asset. Eric brings more than a decade of experience in new hotel openings, hotel operations and finance.
Before joining Continuum, Eric served as General Manager at focus and full service hotels. He is the recipient of both state and national awards including New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award for lifelong contributions to the hospitality industry and the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Outstanding General Manager of the Year Award.
Eric currently holds a B.A. and a certificate in Global Business Leadership from the University of Connecticut.