Mark Falcone founded Continuum Partners, LLC in Denver in 1997. Since its inception Continuum has successfully completed over $2 billion of development and established itself as a national leader of complex, mixed use urban infill projects.
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, is one of 2 Trustee Emeriti of the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver and serves on the International Committee of the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City and the Whitney Museum’s National Committee.
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, 27, graduated from Colgate University in 2012 and is currently getting her MBA at UCLA. Luke, 26, graduated from Willamette University in 2015 and is getting his Masters in Architecture at SciArc. 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, Goldmen 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.
In 2016, Donna joined Continuum Partners as Chief Operating Officer overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. In this broad role, she leads all property operations and project management activities and provides strategic leadership on pipeline development and execution. Donna is a steward of Continuum’s mission, values and culture, and focuses on recruiting and talent development programs across the company.
Since moving to Denver, Donna has taken an active role in leadership opportunities throughout the city. She serves on the Denver Civic Ventures Board for the Downtown Denver Partnership, as well as the Upper Downtown Task Force and the Urban Exploration Steering Committee. Donna provides important industry insight through speaking engagements with BisNow and ULI and continues to develop her Denver network to provide mentorship and leadership for the real estate industry at large.
Donna brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate development, property management and asset management of high-profile commercial office, retail and mixed-use projects
Prior to joining Continuum, Donna served as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) and oversaw the KKR-owned portfolio of shopping centers in New York and Illinois. She was responsible for over $100 million of capital improvements and new tenant development initiatives and worked with municipalities in Illinois and New York to create entitlement opportunities for new dynamic walkable-livable environments. In addition, Donna initiated sustainability efforts across the KKR shopping center platform.
Prior to her role at PRCP, she was the Vice President of Development for Meadowlands Xanadu, a 2M square foot retail, restaurant and entertainment mixed-use project developed as a Public/Private Partnership in East Rutherford, NJ.
Donna also served as Development Director for Tishman Speyer Properties, where she oversaw over $100M of public space, retail, common areas and tenant improvements related to the redevelopment of Rockefeller Center. Donna managed the relationship with the City of New York Planning and Landmarks Commissions to execute the re-development plan. Donna additionally served as the property manager for over 1 million square feet of office space at Rockefeller Center, inherently managing a complex group of buildings and implementing capital improvements to bring energy efficiencies to the 1920’s landmarked property.
Previously, Donna was a property manager in Chicago managing commercial office properties on North Michigan Avenue. In that capacity she served on the North Michigan Avenue Beautification Committee and contributed to creating place making and beautification efforts within the dynamic Michigan Avenue and Riverfront district.
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. Lenn currently serves on the boards of several Title 32 special metropolitan districts and a private architectural control committee.
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.
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 our 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’s 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 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.
Frank is a graduate of the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning. He resides in Denver with his wife and two children.
Jenny is the Chief Investment Officer, leading all debt and equity transactions and directing asset management activities. Jenny originally joined Continuum’s finance department in 2005 where she has worked on sourcing debt and equity for a number of Continuum’s development projects to date as well as underwriting new project opportunities. In her current capacity, Jenny has overseen the debt and equity raises for Continuum’s $120M Block A project, Continuum’s $200M Market Station project and the $48M public finance component of Continuum’s 9th + Colorado project.
Following a move to California and Nevada, Jenny returned to Continuum in 2014 in the role of Development Manager on the 9+CO and A Block teams where part of her role included working with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise programs to encourage involvement in Continuum’s projects. In the spring of 2015, Jenny was appointed to Director of Capital Markets and Asset Management and again promoted in 2018 to her current role.
Jenny currently sits on the board of a $130 million asset community bank and takes an active role with several real estate industry organizations. She is heavily involved with the University of Colorado Real Estate Center, ULI, the Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership program, and CREW, being twice nominated for the Woman of Influence award in 2015 and 2017.
Mentoring young women entering the professional workforce is a passion of hers and she currently has two mentees through the Denver Urban Scholars program and the CU real estate center.
Jenny began her career in real estate with Principal Financial Group, as a commercial mortgage underwriter.
She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in finance and accounting, and went on to complete a master’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Since 1998, Dan has been a Senior Principal with Continuum Partners. He is currently responsible for executive oversight of designated projects, directs all Office Leasing and Development, and is a member of the Executive Committee participating in all critical development, operational, financing and disposition strategies. Dan and Mark Falcone have worked together since 1988 when Mark joined the Pioneer Companies and Dan has played a significant role in guiding the direction of Continuum since its inception.
Dan has almost 40 years of experience in the development, operation and asset management of commercial real estate. He began his career as a commercial real estate broker before becoming a partner with Pioneer Development Company, where he was in charge of office leasing and development and served on the Executive Committee. Over his career, Daniel has been involved at an executive level with projects having a total value of approximately $2 billion, and which consist of virtually every commercial real estate product type.
Dan is a past President of NAIOP Colorado and has served on the board of a number of other organizations including, Business Improvement District of the Downtown Denver Partnership, Regis Jesuit High School, Christian Brothers Academy and Make A Wish Foundation. He earned a B.S. in business 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.
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.
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.
A Continuum Project Manager since 2014, Tara is currently a member of the Belmar Hyatt House and Market Street Station project teams.
Tara entered the real estate development and construction industry in 1999. She has held management positions with general contractors, project management companies and real estate development firms. Her experience spans projects in hospitality, residential, multifamily, commercial and healthcare.
Tara grew up in Austin, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s in business administration. She also holds a construction management certificate from CSU-Denver.
With Continuum Partners since 2013, David’s primary role is managing project development and construction operations on various Continuum projects. David joined Continuum as a senior member of the Ridge at Harvest Hills Project Team and is currently leading all project manager activities for Yorktown Village and Westridge Commons.
David has more than 30 years of real estate development and construction management experience for office, retail, hotel, senior living, manufacturing, secondary education, multifamily and residential projects. Based in Syracuse, New York, he served as Senior Development Director for the Pioneer Companies, an affiliate of Continuum, for 14 years. While at Pioneer, he led the construction of two LEED-certified building projects, obtaining a silver certification for the Washington Station office building in downtown Syracuse and a gold certification for the Le Moyne College Science Center.
An alumnus of Syracuse University, he holds a degree in construction management.
Lindsay is a Development Manager facilitating multiple aspects of Continuum’s 9+CO project, including financial analysis, public financing, site planning and feasibility, entitlements, budget development, land dispositions, and leasing. Prior to joining Continuum in 2015, Lindsay worked as an independent consultant from 2013 -2015 managing proformas on behalf of small, entrepreneurial developers for acquisition and redevelopment of contaminated land, industrial, and flex buildings.
Prior to working as an independent consultant, Lindsay was a Development Associate at Weston Solutions, a national brownfield developer. In this role, Lindsay managed financial and market analysis for the redevelopment of contaminated properties into mixed-use office and retail assets. By utilizing public funding sources such as TIF and Block Grants, she honed her skills working alongside the public sector by coordinating with Urban Renewal Authorities, City Manager Offices, and Planning Departments. Prior to Weston Solutions, Lindsay was an Analyst at Catellus Development Group where she underwrote complex mixed-use, urban-infill developments containing contamination and public financing such as the Gates Rubber Factory site in Denver.
Lindsay holds a B.A cum laude in Community and Environmental Planning from the University of Washington in Seattle. She obtained a M.S. in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute including committee member of the ULI’s Women’s Leadership Institute.
Zane is the Treasurer for Continuum Partners. His duties include funds management, financial and accounting oversight and leading tax strategy development and implementation.
Zane’s previous experience includes public accounting as a real estate tax specialist and consultant and as a financial executive with other real estate organizations. Zane served as the CFO for the Denver operations of an international real estate fund overseeing accounting, finance, tax strategy and operational aspects of an $8 billion portfolio of real estate assets.
Zane is a CPA in Colorado with more than 25 years of broad-based experience as a consultant and tax advisor in the real estate industry with direct experience in every real estate asset segment, including large portfolios of varying asset types. Zane has participated in the disposition, acquisition and financing for billions of dollars of real estate in the U.S. and internationally. Zane has an extensive knowledge of the domestic and international tax laws affecting real estate transactions. Zane is a member of NAIOP and ULI and servers on the Housing Committee for ULI Colorado.
Zane is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with degrees in accounting and computer science.
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.