(Featured Left to Right: Brock Fleming, Marshall Hamilton, Basel Fleischli, and Matt Kretzmann)
Here at Shift Workspaces; we are fortunate to work with so many interesting companies. This month, we sat down with the team at Belay Development to learn more about the rapidly growing industry of real estate development, their team, and their company.
What inspired you to start your own company, and what do you do?
Having worked on both the owner’s side and contractor’s side of the table in development over the past two decades, our team has had the unique opportunity to engage with and develop relationships with the full spectrum of stakeholders involved in bringing a new asset to market. Furthermore, Colorado has several metropolitan centers that consistently rank among the top destinations for both companies and individuals—driving strong demand for new development.
What about your business and/or industry motivates you?
We’re motivated by helping our clients navigate the challenging landscape of bringing new real estate assets to market.
What is something about Belay Development that most people do not know?
Belay Development officially launched in April of 2021. As of the today, we are working on (or have completed) projects with a collective cost of development eclipsing $400 million dollars!
What are your long-term goals for Belay Development?
Long term, we aspire to establish Belay Development as a premier developer across Colorado, further develop our network of stakeholder partners, shape enriching communities for the public, all while continuing to create value for our clients.
What is your biggest piece of advice for those starting out in the industry you are in?
This industry is much too large and too complex for any single person to have all (or even most) of the answers. Surround yourself with good people and rely on them to be the expert in their field.
How has coming to Shift Workspaces Bannock contributed to your growth and success?
Prior to Shift, Belay was operating entirely remote from our respective homes. Coming to Shift has enabled us to offer a home-base for our employees, and most importantly have a space to work collaboratively as a team. Coming out of a pandemic, it turns out that it’s incredibly difficult to design/manage construction of a building exclusively over Zoom meetings.
Tell us about the benefits you find coming into your office at Shift.
… ready-made coffee, the flavored water, curated snacks, what’s not to like?!
In all seriousness, Shift does an excellent job of creating a community amongst its members. We have two projects with an architect who is also a member in the building, who was actually the person that referred us to Shift. The management team does an excellent job of organizing social hours and events for members to meet one another/exchange ideas.