Leasing Agent Contacts

Michael Laatsch, Director of Leasing


Michael joined Gart Properties in May 2018 after a 15+ year career in commercial real estate in Tucson, Arizona.  He is responsible for the leasing of our institutional properties and assisting the leasing efforts for the overall property portfolio.  His background includes asset management, acquisitions, and retail property brokerage.  Prior to joining Gart, Michael was a top producer within CBRE’s southwest retail properties group.  Michael earned a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Arizona with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Hometown: Bel Air, Maryland

Interests outside of work: Exploring Colorado with his wife and young son and daughter, skiing, mountain biking, camping.

Derek Henry, Leasing Agent

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Derek has been a Leasing Agent at 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.