Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date: February 1943
Marital Status: Co-habitating
Address: Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: (303) 598-2379
Fax: (303) 671-7718
My business career has been based on creating new projects from scratch
Working in a variety of industries, each
of the projects shown below, demonstrates an imagination that is carried
through planning, design, and usually engineering, readying it for city
approvals and/or construction. I have been doing this since 1968 when I
first moved to Denver. In the process I have learned to work with
spreadsheets , maps, legal documents, architectural drawings, imagery,
animation, engineering, mechanical, real estate brokerage, financing,
computers, web sites, renovation, city approvals and new construction.
My entire life has been spent on learning about the Power To Create
and here are examples:
Business Manager for SmartSkyways, Inc from 1993 to present. Currently
working on automated guideway transport (AGT) project (www.smartskyways.com).
Published a web site containing the business plan and feasibility,
organized a design team and illustrated the conceptual design as part of
an interdisciplinary team. Looked at the feasibility of building routes
in 6 states.
Deals, deals the musical fruit.....
(by Time and Location)
Athletics and Education
Attended Highland High School, Albuquerque New Mexico and graduated in
1961. Played four sports and set a State record in the one mile run. Attended the local University of New Mexico on an athletic scholarship
and ran long distance for two years and was undefeated against the best around.
Joined SAE Fraternity in College. After sports, my creativity begin to
call and I majored in architecture and graduated 1966. I apprenticed
as an architect in New York City from 1966 to 1968. Moved to Denver and
enrolled for graduate work at the University of Colorado and earned CU's
First Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Regional Planning in 1971.
Masters Thesis was on New Towns where I developed my communications
focus. The research needed for the Masters Degree taught
me that large scale projects usually suffered from poor communications
and coordination. In my work, I was determined to apply what I had
learned in my studies and tended to take on projects more for the
many learning experiences than the money. After graduation, I started
a National Center for New Towns as a joint venture with John's Manville
and CU and several other companies in 1971. This project attempted to
address the communications issues by collecting and distributing information to
1966, I have worked for 37 years in dozens of real estate developments.
Until 1978, I worked primarily on resort projects in Mexico, Hawaii, New
Mexico and Colorado. For example, master planned Angel Fire Ski area in
New Mexico. Planned and platted 20,000 acres near Montrose; optioned Lake
Eldora Ski Area and assembled 6000 acres surrounding it; master
planned a 2000 acre coastal resort north of Manzanillo. In
1978, I assembled seven city blocks at west gateway to Denver's CBD known
as WESTBANK, and packaged new concepts on it by combining Denver's first
Intermodal site with a new monorail link to CBD. The surrounding
neighborhoods fought back with delays and the project got caught in the
beginning of the 80's recession and unraveled. I have worked on two
other planned monorail projects for large real estate developments that
never went anywhere but I learned about the business. I have engages in
many types of services to earn a buck such as in the 1960's, my side
income was earned by painting artists renderings of commercial projects,
building architectural models and flying. In 1994, I turned
to converting apartments into condominiums and did Cedar Crest for
affordable housing and Asbury Park Townhomes three years later for the
middle market. In 2000 I did some construction of eleven highly stylized
townhomes built around a common garden with a waterfall. I
routinely package real estate, in all forms of commercial deals, and I
have rezoned property for more than fifteen ventures. I have brokered malls,
apartments, land and development deals.
Platte Valley Landowners Association
CCS Business. Improvement District
Public Telecom System Consortia
|Associations and Community
After losing the rezoning attempt for a $500 million mixed use
development on the seven city blocks that I assembled, I started the
Platte Valley Landowners Association in 1982 . I represented 100 city
blocks of prime development ground for rezoning, highway projects, and
infrastructure financing in the old rail yards west of Downtown Denver.
I served on this commission for 8 years learning how
infrastructure is planned and financed including starting a new Business
Improvement Tax District on 15th Street in 1991 and
still serve as the director. In 1988 I started a consortia of
Universities, Cities and Hospitals to share a distance learning
interactive TV network similar to what AOL became. It used the telephone
keypad to navigate on a TV, but the internet came along instead.
Started a Dance Hall in late 60's, bought and sold used cars in college.
I learned to fly in 1966 and started a flying business with three
airplanes for training and charter. In the 1970's I re-organized an art
collection and traded 90 sculptures for a client; I also bought,
repaired and sold twelve old houses in 70's. After Public Service
Telecommunications Partnership in the late 1980's, I built a model
of Interactive TV using the telephone keypad
for a mouse. We almost had $500,000 to work with six years before the
Internet. Started Denver Media labs in the 90's to learn ways of
presenting marketing materials on-line to prospective investors.
Experimented with setting up a mortgage mart on-line to sell millions of
dollars in mortgages held by the condo conversions.
Creativity in packaging deals is the best skill I have developed from my
real estate work experiences that have included :
architectural design, urban planning, construction, real estate
brokerage, finance, computer LAN networks and internet web site
development. I started late in computers waiting until 1991 to buy my
first, but since then I have learned most of the Microsoft product line
and put most of my business on-line. I use AutoCAD and most of the Adobe
product line. I regularly enhance my work with talents of very
Hobbies and Interests
Exhibition ballroom dancing, bowling, racquetball, tennis, travel,
and the study of metaphysics.
|Life Turning Points
Lost Championship Mile Race 1963** Architect Employer Sued 1966 **
Airplane Crash 1967 ** Lost huge rezoning 1982 ** Lost 66 city block
assemblage in 2011
What's Next ? The Internet will become the greatest
money raising machine ever devised and I plan to market real estate and
investment opportunities over the Internet @ www.lloydgoff.com
on all the ventures that I work on hence forth.