Over the course of his career in Denver real estate, Don MacKenzie has established himself as a leader in multifamily housing development. Don MacKenzie recently joined Forum Real Estate Group, a full-service real estate investment company, as Managing Director and Chief Development Officer. In this role, he will help the Denver-based firm continue to develop forward-thinking, branded communities such as Google’s Boulder campus and Promenade at Castle Rock, a development which combines natural grocers, eateries, and national retailers.
Darren Fisk, the founder and CEO of Forum, said that Donald D. MacKenzie leverages a diverse background to his new role. “Don, as chief development officer, brings many years of experience and development products to the Forum team.”
Don MacKenzie joined Forum Real Estate Group following a tenure with UDR, where he served as the head of West Coast development. At UDR, he oversaw more than $1 billion in development activity on the West Coast. Noteworthy projects included 339 Fremont, the 42-story Rincon Hill luxury tower in San Francisco, complete with 447 units and 25,000 square feet of amenity space and Wilshire La Jolla, which won the Golden Nugget award for design. In addition to his work in the San Francisco Bay Area, MacKenzie developed properties in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Seattle.
Donald D. MacKenzie holds leadership roles with numerous community organizations in Denver, including the Silver Multifamily Council of the Urban Land Institute. He serves on the board of Colorado Leaders, Interns Mentors and in Business, Inc. (CLIMB), a nonprofit entity that connects young professionals with paid internship opportunities in Denver. He is also the chair of the board of directors of the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), which helps people transition from welfare to sustainable employment.