, the Loveland developer who with his
brother and father changed the face of east Loveland, has been named Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by Colorado State University's Everitt Real Estate Center
will be presented with the award Wednesday at CSU's
18th annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference at Loveland's Embassy Suites convention center.
and brother Chad McWhinney and their father, Derek, formed the McWhinney development company in 1991.
Acknowledging that the McWhinney company has "done no less than transform the landscape of our region, both physically and economically," Everitt Real Estate Center executive director Eric Holsapple said in a press release that "we are proud to honor Troy with this award in recognition of his continued commitment to our region and our state."
As chief investment officer for McWhinney, Troy McWhinney "leads the development, strategy and implementation plans" for the company, the release said.
In an email interview Tuesday, McWhinney
praised the entire company and its impact on real estate in Northern Colorado.
"The fact that I was chosen is a huge honor for me," he
"I think a lot of the credit goes to the McWhinney
The McWhinney company
has moved beyond Loveland in its development work, building high-end apartments in Fort Collins, creating the 935-acre mixed-use North Park community in Broomfield, helping redevelop Union Station in LoDo Denver and most recently announcing its participation in the redevelopment of the "Z Block" between Coors Field and Union Station.
In Loveland, as the smoke clears from the economic and real estate slowdown, McWhinney
has started work on its 800-home Lakes at Centerra development east of Boyd Lake.
"We're open to looking into ideas, and we never say never," McWhinney
said of the possibility of a project in downtown Loveland someday.
been actively developing real estate in Loveland for the last 20 years and plans to be involved in Loveland for the next 20 years and longer, we're sure there will be opportunities to consider for redevelopment in the area," he