Donna Merten brings over 20 years of experience to The Colorado Group. She specializes in multi-family affordable and market rate housing from land acquisition through vertical construction. Donna’s expertise in the real estate development industry extends from working with public, government, university, financial institutions, private entities, sustainability practices, entitlement, architectural design, construction and consulting with jurisdictions on creating new policies. The partnerships created generated of over $8 million in grants and soft funds to further the research within the housing industry and her expertise range in scale from 2-acre to 200-acre master plan communities.
Merten’s visionary leadership and long-standing reputation have led the participation in thirty various speaking engagements from universities to national conferences. In addition, Merten has appeared in over forty-two articles/publications showcasing her work and has received five design awards for innovative implementation practices within the industry. Her work has extended to presenting at the White House in regard to creating unique affordable housing development templates for the future.
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Family and Personal Interests:
In her free time, Donna enjoys being a paleo chef, cross fit training and exploring the mountains with her family and Great Dane, Boss.