When CEO Terry Considine walks toward his corner office at Apartment Investment Management Co. in the Denver Tech Center, his staff knows he's on the way as he is heard saying "Good morning," by name to each employee he passes.
"He is not only an excellent boss but an excellent human being. He really cares about his employees and takes the time to get to know them," assistant Martha Kozik said.
Considine is a generous and friendly entrepreneur and former two-term Colorado State Senator who does not court the limelight. He would rather defer attention to his colleagues, acknowledge his beloved wife of 40 years ("Did you know she has an MBA from Harvard?"), or mention multiple mentors across the years.
Considine has served as CEO of four real estate investment trusts after earning a law degree from Harvard University. Aimco Chief Administrative Officer Miles Cortez, who has known Considine for 35 years, said the businessman led Aimco from $300 million in assets when the company went public in 1994 to its current $11 billion in assets with apartment complexes across the U.S...