Scott I Kirkwood
Regional Vice President Multifamily Operations with Griffis Blessing
Attended college at both the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and the University of Colorado in Boulder. I am a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management and hold a Colorado Real Estate Brokers Associate license.
Real estate management executive and industry leader. Served for seven years on the Planning Commission in Douglas County and had a direct role in modifying the 2030 Comprehensive Master Plan for the entire county. We worked closely with surrounding city and county governments through intergovernmental agreements. My work on the Board of Directors with the Apartment Association included creating a COVID task force that connected industry leaders communicating CDC guidelines and the challenges of shutting down our businesses and reopening to the public with adjusted operation protocols.
Donations include Donald Trump $100, Republican National Committee $100, National Apartment Association PAC $250
Immediate Past President Apartment Association Metropolitan Denver, Chairman and seat on the Douglas County Planning Commission
I am a Colorado native that has a vested interest in state and local government. Graduating from East High School in Denver I was part of the desegregation plan in Denver Public Schools during the 1970s which broadened my social awareness. My employment experience has taken me to all parts of the state of Colorado as well as every major market in the Western United States. I have traveled extensively and worked closely with city governments in Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Working closely with the individuals who live in those locations, I developed insight into to local issues and the challenges of urban growth in an intimate way.
Attending a luncheon with a prominent local United States Congressman we agreed on many issues concerning local real estate however, we were from different political parties. The statement was made that one had best be a registered Democrat if you wanted to be involved in Denver politics and a registered Republican if you wanted to be involved in Douglas County. Party affiliation doesn't mean one can't be broad minded on many issues.
Completing my civic duty as a Planning Commissioner and serving on the Board of Directors for the local Apartment Association including my affiliation with the National Apartment Association, I have worked with large groups of people who have diverse viewpoints and competing goals. An example, while working on the Board for the AAMD we successfully applied for a state grant that funded a maintenance apprenticeship program coordinating coursework through Emily Griffith Opportunity School. We were competing with many other worthy grant requests. The grant program was quite successful recruiting many entry level candidates to a path to a career in the apartment industry. My work with the Planning Commission, we had to sort through priorities for future zoning and development across Douglas County which included many contentious land use proposals. My professional career has lead me to complete multimillion dollar budgets for the operation of real estate including new construction and redevelopment of real estate projects across the western United States.