FORT COLLINS — Brandon Wells has been promoted to president of Fort Collins-based real estate firm The Group Inc.
Wells, 37, had been the firm’s vice president and chief operations officer. He joined The Group in 2014 as its chief technology officer. He replaces co-founder Susie Ewing, who will focus on running the firm’s office on Mulberry Street in Fort Collins, which she had been doing while serving as president since 2014.
“Susie did an amazing job in both positions until we could find Brandon and prepare him to be president,” said Larry Kendall, The Group’s co-founder and chairman emeritus who began The Group with Ewing in 1976.
“Nobody worked harder over these four years than Susie, and all of us are very grateful to her. I’m sure Susie is excited to finally return to her one favorite job of managing her sales partners and staff in the Mulberry Office. It’s difficult to measure our appreciation for what Susie has done for our company.”
In a prepared statement, Wells said he plans to continue developing real estate services that are “both high tech and high touch. … Like most businesses today, real estate will see the benefit of efficiency through technology. We are working to constantly improve our systems and provide services that reduce time, energy and uncertainty for customers during the transaction.”
Wells said he’s committed to maintaining the company’s long-standing support for community causes in Northern Colorado. He is a member of the board of directors for the Poudre School District Foundation.
“The Group has always placed a high importance on community service and philanthropy in Northern Colorado,” Wells said. “It is an important piece of our cultural fabric, and I am committed to continuing our deep involvement in the communities we serve.”
The Group Inc. is an independent, employee-owned company. It has six locations in Northern Colorado and 220 partners.
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