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William S. Saslow

Principal, Saslow Management and Development

William S. Saslow, a graduate architect, urban designer and MBA, was born in New York City in 1942.  After finishing undergraduate school at the University of Pennsylvania (BA in Psychology), serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and earning graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Master of Architecture) and Harvard University (M.Arch/Urban Design; MBA), Mr. Saslow moved to Denver, Colorado in 1971 as Director of Design and Engineering at Great Western Cities Corporation.

While in graduate school, Mr. Saslow acted as a development consultant to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Boise Cascade Corporation in his capacity as a Research Associate at the Joint Center for Urban Studies of M.I.T. and Harvard University.  In addition, he was a founding principal in IPD Corporation, a Philadelphia-based regional and urban planning consulting firm.

In 1972, Mr. Saslow formed the first of numerous Limited and General Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies to acquire, renovate (or develop), market and manage adaptive re-use, historic renovation and new development projects in several central Denver neighborhoods.  Among these projects are:

Market Street Mall – a retail and entertainment center in the Lower Downtown
Denver Historic District (LoDo);

Blake Street Bath and Racquet Club – A residential and commercial
condominium project in LoDo;

Poets’ Row – A 190-unit rental apartment complex in the Capitol Hill
  neighborhood;

Humboldt Court – A unique enclave of four restored homes in the Humboldt
  Island Historic District in the Cheesman Park neighborhood;

HighGate on the Park – A 10-unit luxury townhome complex in the Cheesman
  Park neighborhood;

Elephant Corral – a distinctive 70,000 square foot office building in a renovated
  historic warehouse in LoDo;

CarriageRow – A 38-unit townhome and carriagehouse complex in the Cherry
  Creek neighborhood.

In addition to these development activities, Mr. Saslow maintained a consulting practice assisting clients in a wide range of real estate management and development issues.  This consulting activity included projects and assignments as diverse as:  tax-credit low-income housing (for Reality Advisors of Colorado); Property Management (for Denver National Bank, Centennial Aspen Partnership, 16th & Welton Investments, Inc., Elcor Partners, Ltd.), property valuation (Gilpin County School Board, Keystone Resort), due-diligence analyses (Avanti Development Corporation), environmental approvals (Steamboat Ski Corporation) and real estate tax-exemption legislation (Volunteers of America).

Since moving to Denver, Mr. Saslow has been an active participant in a number of civic, community and educational activities.  He was a founding board member (and Chairman for two years) of Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation, a state-wide, non-profit mortgage company; he served as a management committee member (and Vice-chairman) of The Downtown Denver Partnership, as a Commissioner on the Denver Cultural Affairs Commission, as a board trustee of Historic Denver, Inc., and on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Public Policy Research at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Affairs.  In addition to having taught at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Environmental Design (now the College of Architecture and Planning), he has served on two Regional/Urban Design Assistance Teams (In Boise, Idaho and New London, Connecticut) sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.  He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Mental Health Colorado.

Mr. Saslow retired from active management in early 2015 after selling the remaining properties in which he maintained positions of responsibility.