Brian Levitt, MRECM, LEED AP | Founder
Brian Levitt is responsible for daily operations at both Realwell and NAVA Real Estate Development. A Denver resident, he has developed in and around the area for over 20 years, building over 4.5 million square feet of commercial and residential space and consulting on over $2 billion of real estate for various clients. He has successfully managed and delivered a variety of complicated developments since 1996.
Brian contributes more than 10% of his time to non-profit work as a board member or committee chair. He served as Vice Chair for the national ULI Sustainable Development council from 2005-2007, Co-Chair of the Colorado Sustainability committee from 2006-2013 and co-founded the first ULI Building Healthy Places committee in 2013. Brian has taught six-quarters as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Real Estate and coached four student teams competing in the CU-DU “NAIOP Challenge”.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado, and a Master’s in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.
Chad Riley, LEED AP, WELL AP | Director
Chad Riley has been a leader in sustainable real estate for nearly 20 years. His diverse experience ranges from assessing the financial and sustainable feasibility of new real estate developments to consulting on sustainable design guidelines for large-scale mixed-used developments. He has created citywide energy efficiency plans and conducted research focused on integrating sustainable design solutions into the affordable housing industry. Chad’s deep involvement in the blending of green and healthy real estate development positions him as an ideal expert resource for Realwell.
Chad founded and acts as Managing Member for The Riley Companies, LLC, which seeks to financially quantify sustainable solutions for real estate development projects ranging from individual buildings to ecodistricts and complete cities. He has held previous roles as Executive Director for Denver 2030, LEED Coordinator for GSA Region 8, Co-Founder and Director of Finance and Strategy for Living City Block, Sustainable Design Consultant and LEED Review Team for the Rocky Mountain Institute and Consultant for Zimmerman/Volk Associates. Chad is an experienced presenter and panelist at numerous conferences, guest lecturer at several universities, and co-authored internationally published articles.
Chad has an Integrated Studies Degree, with a Concentration in Sustainable Community Development, from Warren Wilson College.
Trevor Hines | Co-Founder
Exposed to development from a very early age, Trevor Hines oversees business strategy for both Realwell and NAVA Real Estate Development. His father is Gerald D. Hines, the founder of one of the world’s most successful real estate companies, is an active mentor and advisor to the principals of Realwell and NAVA.
Trevor earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and enjoys applying the technical and analytical approach of engineering to the development space. Prior to forming NAVA Real Estate Development and Realwell, Trevor worked for his father’s firm in several locations, including to construct a portfolio for Hines’ non-real estate investments in the wake of 2008.
Don Larsen | Design & Construction
Don Larsen is responsible for the design and construction of projects for Realwell and NAVA Real Estate Development. Don was a partner in a mid-sized general contracting firm in Cleveland, OH for 10 years prior to moving to Denver in 2004. He has been responsible for the design and construction of over 15 million square feet of commercial and residential space. Don brings a broad depth of experience and knowledge and is committed to providing a quality product for the end-user and leadership to the teams he manages.
Don obtained a degree in Construction Management from the University of Akron, AS in Environmental Engineering from the West Side Institute of Technology and a Third Class Stationary Engineer License from the State of Ohio.
Sarah Stone | Marketing & Communications
Sarah Stone oversees marketing strategy and outreach for Realwell and NAVA Real Estate Development. She joined the firm with over 15 years of marketing experience within the real estate industry, most recently managing corporate marketing and business development for San Francisco-based The Mark Company, one of the industry’s leading urban residential real estate sales and marketing firms. Sarah’s extensive expertise in sales, marketing and communications in the real estate industry helps owners successfully drive brand awareness, and residents better connect with the end-product.