Peter John Goergen Jr.
Director of Acquisitions, East West Partners - Real Estate Development
I’m fortunate to have an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, as well as a BA in English from the University of Virginia. I’m active in the Urban Land Institute on national and Colorado councils, and I’ve attended various leadership training courses over the years.
In the past presidential elections, I voted for Obama in 2008, Romney in 2012, Jill Stein in 2016, and Biden in 2020. Before the 2008 election, I went door-to-door for Obama, and I helped with Tom Perriello’s (Democrat) congressional campaign in Virginia for the 2010 election. I have not donated to or actively supported a political campaign since November 10, 2015.
Snowmass Rotary - Past President-Elect and Past Board Member - 2017 to 2020 Urban Land Institute Technology and Real Estate National Council - 2018 to 2020 Urban Land Institute Resort and Entertainment Real Estate Colorado Council - 2017 to 2020 Snowmass Base Village Metro District - Past President and Past Board Member - 2017 to 2020 Snowmass Base Village Master Association - Past Board Member - 2017 to 2020 Assay Hill Lodge Association – Past Board Member – 2017 to 2020 One Snowmass Association – Past Board Member – 2017 to 2020
Since I moved to Colorado, I’ve spent most of my time working, so I have very little experience organizing in Colorado. There are unfortunately few opportunities to advocate for neutral ground between Republicans and Democrats, and this is an opportunity to get involved in a redistricting process that can do just that. I have served on the board and as the President-Elect of the Snowmass Village Rotary, and while we did terrific work in our community and for non-profits in the Roaring Fork Valley, I wouldn’t call that advocacy work. I have also served on state and national councils within the Urban Land Institute, which seeks to promote equitable, healthy, and sustainable real estate in our communities.
Colorado’s redistricting should create congressional-district boundaries that make sense based on geography, neighborhoods, and communities, rather than political affiliation. The opportunity to help lead the charge of the de-politicization of Colorado’s district boundaries on the redistricting commission is an amazing chance to exercise my civic duty, helping Colorado serve as a model for other states to enact similar commissions. It’s important, and I’d love to be a part of it.
I’m an independent in heart and practice, I am open to views from both the left, right, and center, and I’m skilled at building consensus among disparate groups. I can write, I can communicate, and I can listen. I want all people to have their voice heard, and this commission is a perfect opportunity to help ensure that right. Gerrymandering, whether enacted for the benefit of Republicans or Democrats, is a shame, and the commission could use people like me committed to fair and impartial redistricting and building consensus among fellow commissioners to get us there.
I’ve been blessed with a good brain. Both my education in the MBA program at Wharton and work experience in real estate have placed a premium on using analytical skills, logic, and reason to solve problems. As a former CFO and current Director of Acquisitions for a prominent real estate firm in Denver, I utilize those three tools on a daily basis, but I also understand that all the logic in the world can’t help if you don’t listen and first understand the problem at hand.