Hamilton Properties Corporation
Ted was born in Madison, Wisconsin and raised and attended public schools in Denver. He was president of his college fraternity, and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in accounting. During high school and college he worked part time for his father’s company in Denver running the grounds maintenance crew for Hamilton Properties Corporation.
Upon graduation from college, Ted became an internal auditor for Teledyne, Inc. evaluating and auditing Teledyne’s portfolio of privately held companies. Having grown up in a real estate family, and having a thirst for that business, he decided to switch careers and join his uncle who had a successful residential real estate practice affiliated with Coldwell Banker in Salt Lake City.
Ted had been a shareholder in Hamilton Properties Corporation from childhood and had become a member of the Board of Directors in the 1990’s and was increasingly drawn to commercial real estate as opposed to the residential brokerage business in Utah. In 1996 he decided to relocate to Denver and join Hamilton Properties as a full time employee. Father and son embarked on their new employment and business partnership with some understandable trepidation. But the decision proved a wise one. Ted was instrumental in pushing the company’s activities in Texas, and in 2000 moved to Dallas opening an office for Hamilton Properties Corporation in that city.
In addition to his leadership within the company, Ted has various civic interests including serving on the Executive Committee of Downtown Dallas, Inc., the Mayor’s Special Inside the Loop Committee, and the Board of Directors of Holy Trinity Church. Ted was recipient of the 2004 Legacy Award, given annually by Neiman Marcus for outstanding contributions to the improvement of downtown Dallas.
Ted is passionate about urbanism and the need for our cities to revitalize their downtowns into 24 hour communities with work, shopping, and living dimensions. He also believes in adaptive reuse of our historic buildings as being the key element that enriches the architectural fabric of our communities and differentiates our downtowns from their suburban satellites. He balances that vision with his oversight of the Company’s financial resources since there can be no effective vision for a project without a feasible financial plan for bringing it to reality.Print PDF