CRE Community, Borrower Clients, Lending Partners and Friends –

It is with great honor and excitement that I get to announce Aimee Love as our newest Partner at Essex Financial Group. This is a transformational move for our company, as we continue to strive to be the best real estate capital markets advisory firm in the Rocky Mountain Region. Aimee’s reputation, work ethic, knowledge and integrity are second to none in our industry, and I am confident that her leadership and skillset will take our platform to new levels.

Aimee is joining Essex with a 16-year career in regional banking. Most recently, Aimee was a Regional President at Independent Financial where she ran the Denver commercial real estate team, oversaw ~$1 billion in loan commitments, and consistently produced $250-300 million per year in new loan originations. Aimee has significant experience in structuring debt products across the loan continuum – including term, value-add, reposition and construction loans – and she successfully built, managed, and led a high-performing commercial real estate team at the bank.  Aimee is making this career transition to help build a business and provide her clients with more debt options in this ever-changing market.   

“Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with amazing clients and offer great bank debt executions to my borrowers.  This pivot to Essex allows me to offer a wider range of debt products to my clients, stay close to my borrower relationships, and fulfill an entrepreneurial spirit that has been calling me.” – Aimee Love, Partner at Essex Financial Group. 

“I have had the opportunity to work with Aimee for many years. She is one of the most skilled debt and capital markets real estate professionals in the Rocky Mountain real estate community.  Her combination of ability to bring highly technical capital markets expertise and knowledge to complex transactions, along with her commitment to client needs, will be a real benefit to all of our stakeholders at Essex Financial Group.  Congratulations to Aimee, Cooper and the entire team at Essex for continuing to broaden the talent and depth at our firm.” – Jeff Riggs, Chairman and Founder.

Our recruitment and partnership with Aimee follows a sequence of strategic moves that we have made to reinvest in our firm and thoughtfully move our business forward in a challenging environment.  These actions include implementing a new CRE technology to help drive and manage our business, a marketing refresh with a rebrand and an updated website (to be launched in Q3 2024), and the addition of three (3) new insurance company lender partners.  On January 1, 2024, we also promoted Paul Donahue to Partner and Blaire Butler to Senior Vice President due to their significant contributions to the organization, mastery of commercial real estate finance, and unique abilities to build relationships while executing on complex loan transactions. Paul and Blaire are the next generational leaders within our organization, and I am proud of their individual accomplishments. Capping off our series of advancements, we recently signed a lease and decided to move our corporate headquarters to Cherry Creek in Q3 2024, to provide a more vibrant work environment for our employees and create better client-facing space for our customers.  We are making these investments to recruit and retain best-in-class talent, in order to provide best-in-class advisory and service to our borrower clients and lender partners.    

Please help me welcome Aimee to Essex. I have never been more excited about our business and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Cooper Williams
President, Essex Financial Group