Denver city skyline in the mile high city in the Rocky Mountains, Denver Colorado, USA
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Roots run deep if you let them, and grow stronger and stronger with age. While the tree above ground might not look so impressive from time to time, that doesn’t mean it’s not capable of returning to its full glory and then becoming something even more special, assuming it’s being tended by the proper gardener. When you invest generations into an area, you’ll be amazed how powerfully robust growth can emerge over time.
Henry Adams IV’s family has been living in the Denver, Colorado, area for generations, and his grandfather was responsible for some of the early development in the skiing haven of Vail, the tiny town of 4,800 founded in 1966 that encompasses just 4.7 square miles of pristine Rocky Mountain paradise.
Over the years, the Adams’s family lost most of their investment, but the idea of owning and developing real estate stayed in young Henry’s blood, leading him to dive headfirst into the world of residential brokering in his early 20s.
A Taste for the Family Business
Fast-forward to the present and you find Henry syndicating large-scale development deals, everything from townhomes and apartments to massive industrial buildings ranging up to 30,000 square feet. It’s been an evolution of getting to know his customers, his town, and his industry that Henry has pursued since his earliest days.
Henry Adams IV
Altitude Property Group
“I’ve lived in Denver my entire life, growing up here and going through different neighborhoods for soccer games and bike rides,” he says. “I’ve been involved in pretty much an entrepreneurial business from the time I was little. I was always selling golf balls. I was always mowing lawns. I was able to buy my own car by the time I was 16, and kept investing in the stock market.”
An Uphill Climb
Of course, just wanting to be successful and make money is not enough. Adams’s dissatisfaction with his role as a residential broker led him to investment sales for a commercial brokerage firm, and he began educating himself on the investment side of larger commercial deals. It was here that Adams began to see where the true power lay in the industry.
“To see all these deals happening from a brokerage perspective, you quickly realized that you wanted to be on the other side. You didn’t want to be the broker, you …….