Kentwood City Properties Named “Most Creative” Sponsoring Member Company by Denver Bike Sharing
Posted by Douglas E. Lierle — January 16, 2012
DENVER – Kentwood City Properties, downtown Denver’s top-producing real estate company, was recently named the 2011 “Most Creative” sponsoring member of Denver Bike Sharing, a Denver-based charitable, non-profit corporation that owns and operates Denver B-cycle to promote health, quality of life, and preservation of the environment in Denver.
Kentwood City Properties has also garnered the “Bicycle-Friendly Business of the Month” award from Bike Denver, a bicycle advocacy organization that works to promote bicycling in the Mile High City. The “Most Creative Sponsor” designation was presented to Dee Chirafisi, Broker Associate and co-owner of Kentwood City Properties, at Denver Bike Sharing’s sponsor appreciation breakfast held December 7th at the Denver Chamber of Commerce.
“We do property tours every Tuesday, and several of our agents ride their bikes rather than drive,” said Chirafisi. “We have purchased memberships to Denver Bike Sharing along with helmets featuring our company’s logo. We use bikes in our ads, have bikes in our office windows, and we have given Denver Bike Sharing memberships as closing gifts for people who buy a residence near a B-cycle station. We really try to be creative with the bikes throughout our marketing efforts to promote the initiative. It’s about the lifestyle, the convenience, and the environmental and health benefits. Denver Bike Sharing’s mission simply makes sense and we are proud to be part of it.”
Kentwood City Properties also hosts neighborhood property tours and encourages people to ride bikes to open houses. In addition, Chirafisi recently hosted a LoDo women’s group tour for 35 women, some of which had not been on a bicycle in years.
“Sponsoring the B-cycle program is good for Kentwood’s waistline and bottom line,” said John Hayden, a Broker Associate at Kentwood City Properties and chairman of the Mayor’s B-cycle initiative. “A number of our employees now bicycle to work. If a business that is traditionally dependent on cars, such as real estate, can integrate bicycling and B-cycles into its business, then so can other leading companies. It’s actually faster getting around downtown Denver on a B-cycle than it is to drive for many people.”
Denver Bike Sharing was formed at the behest of the Mayor of Denver, and its activities and programs support the goals of the city’s Strategic Transportation Plan and Climate Action Plan. Denver Bike Sharing complements and integrates into the city’s overall transportation system. For more information, visit www.denverbikesharing.org.
Kentwood City Properties, formed in 1999, is the newest member of Kentwood Real Estate, known nationally as Denver’s premier real estate company. The company’s street-front office at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop streets, directly across the street from Union Station, is comprised of 50 of metro Denver’s most experienced real estate professionals serving residential buyers, sellers, and developers and commercial real estate services for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. For more information phone 303-820-CITY (2489), and visit online at www.kentwoodcity.com.
Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of Kentwood City Properties, The Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek, and The Kentwood Company in the Denver Tech Center. View all Kentwood listings at www.DenverRealEstate.com.