Ferd holds cum laude degrees in both architecture and engineering from the University of Kansas and he began his career as a licensed architect. He is on the Chair of Denver Civic Ventures, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Downtown Denver Partnership) and on the Management Committee for the Downtown Denver Partnership, and on the Auraria Foundation Board and the Civic Center Conservancy Board.
Kenneth has spent more than a decade in various
aspects of the real estate industry. Prior to founding REGen, Kenneth was a Vice President
for Cherokee, a private equity fund with more than $2 billion under
management that invested primarily in brownfields throughout North America and Western Europe. At Cherokee, Mr. Ho was
responsible for deal origination, underwriting, deal structuring and
Kenneth has also provided advisory services to
several public agencies and private companies, developing revitalization plans and
helping them evaluate the feasibility of proposed development plans and
assessing the development potential for their real estate assets.
Kenneth received his BA from Stanford University, a Masters of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Weiss Urban Livability Fellow, and an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC where he was a Trammell Crow Residential Fellow. Kenneth is active in a number of non-profits, is a graduate of Leadership Denver, Class of 2006, is on the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute-Colorado and is a member of the Denver Planning Board.
Prior to his career in real estate, Rick spent 20 years in the natural gas pipeline and distribution business, eventually retiring as a senior executive officer of K N Energy, an $8 billion publicly traded integrated energy company. At KN, his responsibilities included: President and COO of major business units with annual revenue of $2.3 billion per year; corporate mergers and acquisitions; and start-up of several new business units.
Rick received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and marketing from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.