Meet the Realtor: Jorgen Jensen
Jorgen Jensen, a realtor with Slate Real Estate Advisers in Denver, has a natural way of connecting and bringing people together. He came to the Denver area from Iowa over a decade ago and has lived and worked downtown every since. With passions for photography, urban development, and design it’s easy to see why he chose a career path in residential real estate brokerage.
Q: At what point in your life did you decide to become a real estate agent?
Jorgen: I knew I wanted to get my real estate license while I was in college but I was studying Finance and Design, so doing so was not a priority. I moved to Downtown Denver in 2007 to work for an investments brokerage that raised capital for different real estate ventures, and I spent many years learning different aspects of the real estate business before realizing I wanted to pursue a career in residential sales. I had a couple mentors in my life who had encouraged me to get my real estate license and I decided to do so in 2012.
Q: Do you have a favorite coffee/tea spot you hit up often?
Jorgen: My long time favorite place to connect with someone for coffee is the rooftop cafe at the MCA. However, I live a few blocks from The Ramble Hotel so that’s the place I frequent the most. Both places provide an inspiring space to enjoy coffee and/or meet with someone, but without all the noise and bustle that you experience in most coffee shops.
Q: Do you recall the first home you ever sold? If so, how did that feel?
Jorgen: The first home I ever sold was a condominium at the Museum Residences in the Golden Triangle. I had helped one of my best friends purchase the home to live in and closing was just days after I attained my license, so I felt pretty inspired to say the least! But the coolest part was that the condo project was designed by the same legendary architect that designed the Denver Art Museum, Daniel Libeskind, a Berlin based architect whose one of the most sensational architects of our time.
Q: What is the best part about your career?
Jorgen: This line of work allows me to blend my passions and experience in architecture, urban design, photography, graphic arts, creative placemaking and sales. And in many ways, community development. Each of these things really drive me to do what I do. They’re what keeps things interesting for me.
Q: What album/song are you currently listening to?
Jorgen: At the moment I’m loving recent album releases by Ben Böhmer and Frameworks.
Q: Where did you grow up? If outside of Colorado, how did you end up here?
Jorgen: I’m originally from Des Moines, Iowa. My mother had family in Woodland Park, CO so growing up we’d take many road trips to Colorado. I was fortunate in that at a young age I spent a lot of time driving all over the Rocky Mountains. As a kid I was obsessed with the mountains and ended up developing a real passion for snowboarding. Ultimately, I moved to Denver because I could live downtown in a big city and still have access to some of the best skiing in the world.
Q: Do you have a favorite place in the mountains you love to visit?
Jorgen: Salida, Aspen, and Telluride come first to mind, but one of my favorite places to visit is Silverton. Friends of mine recently renovated a historic boutique hotel there called The Wyman (www.thewyman.com) and Silverton Mountain offers some of the best big mountain skiing in the lower 48.