Cushman & Wakefield Makes Senior Appointment to Colorado Residential Land Services Team

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John Covert has been appointed as a director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Denver office and member of its newly formed Rocky Mountain Residential Land Services.

Covert’s background includes a variety of work across the residential sector, including single-family residential development, lot and land acquisition, land development, consulting, urban planning, municipal / regional economic development, business development, client engagement, expert speaking events, data and housing economics, strategic planning, and more.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Rocky Mountain Residential Land Services comprises established professionals Mike Kboudi, Wade Fletcher, Joey Dybevik and John Covert. The group specializes in residential land consulting, acquisitions and dispositions, focusing primarily on the mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.    

“We’re excited to welcome John as a key addition to our Rocky Mountain Residential Land Services, which consists of a strong, experienced group of land and residential real estate professionals. John is very active in the residential arena and brings a unique and specialized background and deep knowledge to this group and our firm,” says Steve Schwab, the firm’s Market Leader for Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. “We continue to expand our regional talent and depth in the residential sector for our clients and to meet the continued demand of our communities.”

Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Covert worked at Zonda (formerly Hanley Wood, Metrostudy) where he most recently served the role of Principal Advisory, and previous a Senior Regional Director for the West Region. Prior to joining Zonda, he was a research manager for the Denver and Salt Lake offices of The Meyers Group.


He says of his appointment: “Cushman & Wakefield offers a robust platform and joining the firm and this group will be a benefiting step to expanding my business and client services. The Rocky Mountain region is a growing housing market and I am eager to work with my new teammates in supporting our clients in their residential land needs while also uncovering new opportunities across the region.”  

Covert has a bachelor’s degree in land use and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing and is active in industry events hosted by the various Homebuilder Associations in Colorado. He has served on the Board of Directors for The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver from 2006 to 2014, currently sits on the HomeAid Colorado Board (President 2024), is a committee member for the Colorado ULI Community Development Council, and member of the CSU Everitt Real Estate School Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center Guild.

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