Kortz, Donald L.

Don Kortz is a real estate legend. He uses his more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate to advise the firm’s clients on critical real estate issues. During his career, Kortz was vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, one of the largest global real estate service companies. He has served as a consultant to major corporations, professional organizations and health institutions in their expansion, contraction and relocation needs.

Kortz is a pillar of the Denver community dedicating substantial time and talent to a number of nonprofit and civic organizations. He was the first president and CEO of the Rose Community Foundation, an organization created from the proceeds of the sale of Rose Medical Center. He also served as chairman of the board of Rose Medical Center, chair of Children’s Hospital Colorado, chair of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the boards of National Jewish Health, HealthONE, Mizel Museum and the Denver Zoo. He served on the boards of top organizations including Omnibanks, Commercial Assets, Asset Investors, Key Bank of Colorado, Merchant’s Mortgage of Colorado and as a director of Steele Street Bank & Trust (MidFirst Bank).

He was appointed by former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens to the Task Force on Child Welfare and by former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter to the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care. 

Representative Matters
  • Represented Rose Community Foundation in the purchase of the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) campus and leaseback of the campus to JCC Denver for a term of 100 years at $1 per year.

News & Events

Member of the board of HealthONE

Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Past chair of the Board of Colorado Concern

Past chair of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Served as a trustee and/or board member of the Denver Zoological Foundation, Mizel Museum, Judith Ann Griese Foundation, the Jewish Community Center, the University of Denver Institute for Interfaith Studies and the Anti-Defamation League.

Past member of the Denver Board of Water Commissioners

Past chairman of the board, Rose Medical Center

Past chair of the Children’s Hospital Colorado  

Past member of the board of National Jewish Health  

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Tulane University
  • Colorado

National Jewish Health Grand Marshall (2017)

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)

Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate (2013)

Recipient of Metro Volunteers Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)

Recipient of the NAIOP President’s Award for Community Leadership (2011)

Recipient of the Del Hock, Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)

Recipient of Exceptional Service Award The Children’s Hospital Medical Board (2009)

Recipient of University of Denver College of Law Outstanding Alumnus Award (2003)

Recipient of the 1999 Mizel Museum of Judaica Community Cultural Enrichment Award

Recipient of the 1997 Learning from Each Other Award from the University of Denver

Recipient of the Rose Medical Center 1990 Humanitarian of the Year Award

Recipient of National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award (1996)