We put the needs of the community first by investing in and developing commercial real estate projects that add long-term value and vitality to the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Grounded by our deep Colorado roots and inspired by the forward-thinking of a new generation, we focus on projects that serve as economic drivers and growth engines for Colorado’s urban and rural communities.
Our approach to investment and development is simple: what’s good for the community is good for us.
We believe in cultivating strong public and private partnerships with the ultimate goal of creating legacy properties that deliver lasting returns and catalyze long-term economic growth throughout Colorado.
We strive to create value by investing in great businesses where our capital, strategic insight, global relationships and operational support can drive transformation that unlocks the company’s potential. In addition to benefiting our investors, the improvements in growth and global competitiveness benefit workers, communities and other stakeholders. We are patient investors who practice the art of the long view and are committed to achieving the best long-term outcomes for our businesses and our investors.
Our investment approach is based on a disciplined due diligence process that measures risk while identifying the catalysts for increased value. We purposefully engage only in friendly transactions and work with talented management teams to achieve transformative results. Our specialized Portfolio Operations Group helps to maximize value by improving processes across varied elements of a business’s operations. The returns that these investments earn for our investors – pension funds, academic and charitable institutions, governments and other institutions, as well as retail investors – help to secure and grow the assets needed to support retirees and fund essential programs.
We are personally invested in the success of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. This is our home and we want to see companies not only be successful but create new standards for how to operate and grow. We make decisions with the longevity of Colorado communities in mind, and any financial reward follows.
We're constantly looking for partners and ventures that inspire us to think differently, push the boundaries of what's being done and create long-term positive impact in our communities. Colorado won't get to where it needs to go with just a few visionaries; we need multiple leaders to come together and act.
Thoughtful investment is about empowering people to be successful no matter where they are. That's why we focus our investment on both urban and rural communities. We believe that by paying attention to what communities of all sizes across Colorado need and want, we can tap into an underserved market as a company and become a stronger economic force as a state.
While we pay homage to Colorado's past and present, we are keenly aware of how our investments can deliver a brighter future for our communities, our people and our state. That means ensuring the ventures we pursue and invest in are at the forefront of their respective industries.
Monfort Companies is committed to improving the long-term economic strength of Colorado. Looking beyond commercial real estate, we make it a point to invest in innovative start-ups and growing Colorado businesses across a variety of industries, from technology to energy.
We make both control and non-control growth equity investments where our capital and operating expertise can act as catalysts for substantial revenue and enterprise value growth
We make both control and non-control investments in greenfield and later-stage development projects in energy and power and related sectors
Our buyouts tend to be in companies of high relative market shares, where we can still drive growth and operating improvements.
We tend to invest in companies that have scalable platforms and backable management teams in industries where we believe there are substantial revenue benefits.
At Monfort Companies, we believe it’s boring to do things alone. We’re constantly looking for ways to collaborate with like-minded private and public sector partners who share our commitment to helping Colorado communities grow and thrive.
Monfort Companies believes thoughtful development and place-making are just as important in Colorado’s rural communities as in our biggest cities. For the last six years, we’ve worked to create local gathering places in underserved rural markets, spurring economic growth by creating jobs and sales tax revenue. Today, we continue to invest in properties and throughout the state while expanding our footprint in Denver’s Ballpark district with the goal of creating a vibrant, economically strong urban environment that engages residents and visitors all year long.
From Ft. Collins to the heart of Denver, Monfort Companies holds properties that serve as economic drivers and growth engines within their communities.
Monfort Companies invests in properties around the country where our expertise can act as a catalyst for sustainable revenue and enterprise value growth.
Monfort Companies regularly evaluates its portfolio and sells properties to individuals or investment groups who share our commitment to helping Colorado communities grow and thrive.
Originally called Monfort Feedlots, Monfort Colorado Inc. was founded in 1930 in Greeley, Colorado, by Warren Monfort.
Known for pioneering the feedlot concept, Warren created a system to feed his cattle throughout the winter months so consumers could enjoy fresh beef and meatpackers could keep working year-round.
Kenneth W. (Ken) Monfort, Warren’s son, went to work at the company after World War II.
Ken is perhaps best known for moving the company’s meat packing plants to where his cattle were raised, eliminating expensive shipping costs associated with transporting cattle to Chicago, Kansas City and other big meat processing cities.
Ken was also one of the first innovators in the beef industry to stop selling whole carcasses to grocers, who had to find a way to divide them and sell each part. With his new approach, Ken divided the cattle first and sent prime parts to retailers and other customers.
In 1950, the company had $1 million in annual sales and 1,000 head of cattle. By the 1960s, there were more than 100,000 ‘pampered cattle’ in the Monfort lots – the first cattle in the nation to eat hot corn flakes for breakfast.
By the time Ken Monfort sold the family business in 1987 to ConAgra, the cattle company was one of Greeley’s largest employers and one of the world’s largest beef operations.
Honoring his family’s legacy in agriculture, real estate and energy, Kenneth Monfort (Ken’s grandson) founded Monfort Companies in 2011.
Monfort Companies is a next-generation company committed to adding long-term economic value and vitality to communities throughout Colorado.