DENVER – Gretchen Rosenberg, managing broker of The Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek, has garnered the prestigious “Realtor of the Year” award from the Denver Board of Realtors (DBR). Rosenberg was honored during the DBR’s 121st Annual Inaugural Celebration held September 11th at Coors Field. The recipient of the coveted award must exemplify sincere dedication to the real estate profession, possess strong leadership skills that are reflected in his or her business achievements, be actively involved in civic endeavors, and show a sincere devotion to local, state, and national Realtor associations.
Gretchen earned her real estate license in 1996 and was among the original brokers at The Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek in 1998. She has served in numerous positions with the DBR, including chairman of the organization’s International Roundtable, and member of the India Ambassador Trade Missions planning committee, grievance committee, and board of directors. Gretchen is a Certified International Property Specialist, a trustee of the Metro Denver Realtor Foundation, a member of the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) board of directors, and she is a Colorado Association of Realtors and NAR approved course instructor.
“Gretchen is much more than a top-producing broker and outstanding manager,” said Peter Niederman, chief operating officer of The Kentwood Companies. “She is one of the most ethical, professional and seasoned brokers in the industry. Gretchen is among the most trusted and admired real estate agents in metro Denver and her accomplishments are impressive by any standard. We are extremely proud of her and there is no one more deserving of the Realtor of the Year honor. We are fortunate to have her as a member of the Kentwood family. On behalf of our owners, managers, staff, and broker associates, I wish to extend a sincere ‘congratulations’ to a very deserving award recipient and friend.”
Gretchen’s community involvement is extensive. She is a sponsor and participant in Camp Experience, a member of Women for Women International, and has served on the silent auction committee for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Past activities have included membership in World Trade Center Denver, chairman of Kentwood’s Adopt-a-Family committee, Center for Hearing, Speech and Language fundraising committee, and the Junior League of Denver.
Gretchen became managing broker of Kentwood’s Cherry Creek office in 2006. She is responsible for recruiting, supervising new and current broker associates, and directing a staff of seven while providing support for nearly 70 top-producing broker associates. Gretchen earned her B.A. and MBA degrees from the University of Denver and has served as adjunct instructor at the Community College of Denver. She is known for her expertise in relocation, international real estate, foreign national clients, and Denver’s most desirable and historic neighborhoods. Rosenberg has traveled with broker associate Julie Hummel to India to learn and to assist Indian colleagues as they struggled to build a real estate profession based on the prototype of the NAR.
The DBR’s 121st Inaugural Celebration was hosted by Vic Lombardi of CBS4 Sports. The “Baseball Formal Event” included dinner and cocktails, a live performance by Robert Johnson of the 17th Street All-Stars, installation of new DBR president Mark Trenka, and much more.