Our Team

Akayla Amato, Accounts Payable

Akayla Amato


Akayla joined Gart Properties in December 2016 as a member of the accounting team.  Akayla is responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments.  She also works directly with vendors and in-house employees.  Akayla has been in the accounting industry for 12 years and finds real estate accounting to be very interesting and fun.

Hometown: Akayla is a Colorado native.

Interests outside of work: Akayla enjoys planting vegetable and flower gardens.  She loves anything associated with arts, crafts, cooking and reading.




Alexander Krantz, Controller

Alexander Krantz


Alexander joined Gart Properties as their financial controller in August of 2017.  He oversees the accounts payable and financial accounting departments for Gart Properties.  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Krantz spent eight years working with some of Colorado’s most prominent real estate companies.  His diverse background includes experience with industrial REITs (DCT Industrial Trust), residential homebuilders (Richmond American Homes), and multifamily housing management REITs (Archstone Communities). He is a proud first-generation Colorado native and a graduate of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Hometown: Greenwood Village, CO

Interests outside of work: Traveling, BMW Car Club Time Trial Racing, Snowboarding, Hiking, and Camping



Autumn Miller, Leasing & Property Management Assistant


Autumn spent several years working in Bookkeeping and Retail Management, she joined The Gart Companies team in January 2013 as the Front Desk Coordinator for Executive Suites, as well as assisting with administrative roles within the Gart Industries.  In 2018 Autumn took on a new role working with Gart Properties as Leasing and Property Management Assistant.

Hometown: Autumn is a Colorado Native.

Interests outside of work: Autumn enjoys spending time with her dog, Vader, reading, traveling, studying psychology, music, concerts, and hiking.




Brandon Buzzell, Property Accountant

Brandon Buzzell


Brandon joined Gart Properties as a Property Accountant in January of 2020. Prior to joining the Gart team, he was an Accountant for Samuel Engineering a full service, multi-discipline, project development company specializing in Oil and Gas industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State University. Before going back to school, he spent 6 years in the Army.

Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Interests outside of work: Brandon lives in Aurora with his wife, son, and dog. He enjoys golfing, football, basketball, hiking, camping, and traveling.




Carolyn Waldmann, Vice President of Operations

Carolyn Waldmann


Carolyn joined Gart Properties in July of 2018. She will oversee all management responsibilities of a portfolio of retail and office properties, including our corporate offices.  Prior to joining Gart Properties, Carolyn worked for Trammell Crow, CB Richard Ellis, and Larimer Associates.  She managed some of metro Denver’s most prominent properties, such as The Landmark, Larimer Square, and Denver Union Station.  She graduated from Metro State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, has earned an RPA through BOMA and holds a Colorado Real Estate Broker’s license.

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado

Interests outside of work: Carolyn is married and has three daughters.  She enjoys spending time with her family, going on walks with her two dogs, hiking, gardening, traveling, skiing and snowshoeing.



Cheryl Portugal, Executive Assistant

Cheryl Portugal


Cheryl joined Gart Properties in January 2016 as the Executive Assistant to Mark Sidell, President of Gart Properties. Cheryl also contributes to many aspects of the day-to-day operations within the company. Before joining Gart, Cheryl’s professional experiences were in the hospitality and legal industries.

Hometown: A native to Colorado, you can find Cheryl enjoying the many outdoor activities this beautiful state and the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Interests outside of work: Some of her favorites include hiking, jogging, camping, golf, yoga, catching up with friends on a patio, and cheering for the Denver Broncos.




David St. Germain, VP of Finance

David St. Germain


David returned to work for the Gart family as their V.P. of Finance in March 2017, overseeing the finance and accounting function for Gart Companies, Gart Properties, Swoozies and Powderhorn Ski Resort.  David was previously the Controller of Specialty Sports Venture, the sporting goods retail business of the Gart family from 1996-2010.  From 2010-2014, David continued his Controller role at Vail Resorts for their retail division. David initially worked for Ernst & Young out of college, after graduating from Regis University with B.S.degree in Accounting.

Hometown: David is a Colorado native, and grew up in Arvada.

Interests outside of work: David is married with three boys.  He enjoys sports and being outdoors, playing golf, biking, and hiking.



Derek Henry, Leasing

Derek Henry


Derek has been a Leasing Agent with Gart Properties since 2006. He is responsible for the leasing efforts of over 5 million square feet of retail space throughout the Denver metro area. He began his commercial real estate career in 1998 with General Growth Properties and has held a multitude of positions ranging from General Manager to Group Vice President of Business Development. Derek graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Business Administration.

Hometown: Marshalltown, Iowa

Interests outside of work: Derek lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife and two boys. He enjoys hiking, camping, cycling, the Colorado Rockies, and spending time with his family.



Elizabeth Hardie, Receptionist



Elizabeth joined the Gart team in August of 2018. After moving to the States from Scotland, she lived in Michigan, working as a Payroll Manager for a Nursing Center. She then moved to Denver in 2008 to be near family. Worked as a Payroll Admin with Specialty Sports Venture “SSV” sporting goods retail business of the Gart family from 2008 – 2010. “SSV” then moved to Broomfield and after some time changed to “Vail Resorts Retail” She continued doing Payroll till June of 2011 then moved to the HR department.

Hometown: Kilsyth, Scotland

Interests outside of work: Being with family (especially her three grand-children), reading, walking, listening to all kinds of music, watching tennis and soccer.



Evan Gart, Director of Acquisitions and Administration

Evan Gart


Evan sources and executes real estate investment opportunities for Gart Properties. Prior to joining Gart Properties, Evan worked for SLATE Partners, a Denver-based investment bank that specializes in sell-side M&A in the building materials and building services sectors. Evan received his BBA in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University


Hometown: Evan is a fifth-generation Colorado native.

Interests outside of work: Fly fishing, skiing, golfing, cycling and traveling.




Jaimie Hayden, Denver Pavilions, Office Manager

Jaimie Hayden


Jaimie is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Management office for the Denver Pavilions. She joined Gart Properties in May 2017, with extensive office and customer service experience, primarily in the education sector.

Hometown: Broomfield, CO

Interests outside of work: Jaimie loves the outdoors, music of any kind, reading (preferably science fiction or how-to books) and finds volunteering especially rewarding.  Family fun is especially high on her priority list, especially when it involves acting silly with her grandchildren.




Jessica Anaya, Senior Accountant


Jessica performs property accountant work at Gart Properties.  Prior to joining the company, Mrs. Anaya spent 14 years working with residential and real estate companies.  She received her BS in Accounting at Metro State College of Denver.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Interests outside of work: She loves sewing, being crafty, going to the movies, music and hanging out with family.




Kyle Koch, Property Manager

Kyle Koch


Kyle has been with Gart Properties since December 2017 and in the industry since 2011 acting as Property Manager for Gart’s northern portfolio with properties in Arvada, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Westminster.

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Interests outside of work: Kyle is an avid sports fan, from watching baseball and hockey to playing inline hockey.





Mark Sidell, President

Mark Sidell


Mark Sidell has been president of Gart Properties since 1999 and is a partner in all of the company’s real estate investments. He is responsible for leading the organization including an aggressive acquisition program and continued execution of niche development opportunities. Prior to joining Gart Properties Mr. Sidell was a principal with Trammell Crow Company where he enjoyed a 13 year career in the Colorado real estate market. Mark serves on the board of several Denver community agencies including the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and the Jewish Community Foundation. He is also an involved member of the Young Presidents Organization, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mark is a real estate industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience and holds an MBA in Real Estate and Construction from the University of Denver and received his undergraduate degrees in Construction Management and Business Administration from Washington State University. Mark is married with two children.



Matthew Trasen, Project Manager & Tenant Coordinator


Matt is the project manager for the company’s diversified retail, office and resort properties portfolio overseeing multiple projects throughout the state simultaneously. An integral part of development teams in over three million square feet of real estate, he recently completed the renovation of the Denver Pavilions which includes two city blocks on the 16th Street Mall and The Village Shopping Center in Boulder. Matt participated in the Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Program in 2010.

Matt’s career in real estate project and construction management in Denver began in 1997. He has been with Gart Properties since 2005.

Hometown: Matt is a Colorado native.

Interests outside of work: Ironman triathlete, skier, and golfer. He lives in Denver with his wife, Jodi, and family.


Meagean Feldhaus, Denver Pavilions, Marketing Director


Meagan joined Gart Properties in December 2020 as the Marketing Director for The Denver Pavilions. Meagan is responsible for the management of the marketing programs and initiatives and is a key support partner for all property marketing activities and activations. Before joining Gart, Meagan’s professional experiences were in social media management, event management and creative marketing strategies at Denver Westword and Topgolf USA, running major events throughout the market. Meagan graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a degree in Marketing and Mass Media Communications.

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Interests outside of work: Traveling, skiing, spending time on any patio in Denver (especially The Glenarm Patio), and sneaking away to the mountains any chance she can get.



Stacia Bank Delaney, General Counsel


Stacia acts as legal counsel to The Gart Companies, Inc. and the various entities in which it has interests. Stacia earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University and has practiced law in Colorado since 1993, initially with a boutique real estate law firm and later with larger full-service Denver based law firms.  Stacia has worked with The Gart Companies, Inc. and its various entities throughout her practice and joined The Gart Companies, Inc. as General Counsel in 2016.

Hometown: Stacia lived in Columbus, OH and Little Rock, Arkansas before settling in Colorado in 1993.

Interests outside of work: Stacia enjoys skiing, reading and traveling.  Stacia has two teenage children who also keep her busy.



Stephen Chavez, Denver Pavilions, Property Manager


Steve is responsible for projecting and implementing budgets to maintain and maximize value. He creates positive owner-tenant relations to retain occupancy and improve leasing prospects. Steve works closely with the entire Gart team and reports to the President.

Steve has been with Gart Properties since 1996 and in the industry since 1979.

Hometown: LaJara, CO

Interests outside of work: Steve lives in Denver with his wife and two children. He enjoys Skiing and bicycling.




Tyler Olsen, Senior Accountant


Tyler performs property accountant work at Gart Properties. He started his career in Accounts Payable at Probuild Holdings in 2009. He worked his way into an Accountant position at CorePower Yoga and has been doing accounting work ever since. In 2017, he joined Gart Properties leaving National Corporate Housing. He received his BS in Accounting at Metro State College of Denver.

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Interests outside of work: Tyler enjoys comics, drawing, music, movies, and board games. He enjoys dressing up at Denver Comic Con every year. He spends most of his free time with his girlfriend going on adventures.