Kentwood Real Estate Announces Leadership Changes

DENVER – Kentwood Real Estate, Denver’s foremost residential real estate company, today announced that Gretchen Rosenberg has been promoted to president and chief executive officer.  Peter Niederman has been named chairman where he will continue to play an active role supporting Rosenberg and her leadership team.

Rosenberg began her successful real estate career in 1996 as a Realtor®.  She joined Kentwood in 1998 and in 2006 was named managing broker of Kentwood’s Cherry Creek office where she has provided guidance and direction to the offices’ 80 agents and staff.  In 2009, Rosenberg was named “Realtor of the Year” and in 2012, earned “Broker Manager of the Year” by the Denver Board of Realtors.

As president and CEO, Rosenberg will shape the company’s strategy and direct operations with a focus on driving future growth while preserving Kentwood’s legacy of exceeding clients’ expectations.

“I have had the privilege of working with Peter for more than a decade and have learned a tremendous amount from him,” said Rosenberg. “We have a team of immensely talented agents, sales managers and employees and I look forward to leading Kentwood to its next level of growth and performance, supported by our excellent management team.”

“I am proud of everyone at Kentwood and what we have achieved,” said Niederman. “Gretchen has a unique understanding of the real estate business and outstanding leadership skills. With Gretchen at the helm, the future of Kentwood Real Estate couldn’t be brighter.”

Niederman was named president and CEO in 2007 and under his leadership the company has grown to be among the top 100 ranked real estate companies in the nation. In 2015, the company earned the No.1 ranking in Colorado and the No.3 ranking nationally for the highest average volume sold per agent.  Niederman, a long-time resident of the area, is widely recognized for his industry expertise and leadership, community involvement and is active in the real estate industry on both the state and national levels.

“Peter’s leadership helped guide Kentwood to its position as one of the leading real estate companies in the country,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America. “On behalf of HomeServices, we thank him for his many contributions and insights. Gretchen’s leadership qualities together with her extensive industry knowledge and perspective are a powerful combination and we look forward to working with her in the months and years to come.”

Brandon Brennick, an accomplished real estate professional who has spent his entire career with Kentwood Real Estate, will now serve as managing broker of the company’s Cherry Creek office. Brennick has received the Denver Metro Association of Realtors’ Excellence Award for 18 consecutive years. He is known for his knowledge about all segments of the real estate business, including residential sales, investment properties, contracts, negotiations and more.