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LOVELAND, CO. – FEBRUARY 1, 2010 – One of Denver’s most prominent real-estate executives, Marshall Burton, has been named senior vice president of real estate for Loveland based real estate firm McWHINNEY.

Burton, vice president and general manager for the Denver office of Opus Northwest, begins work for McWHINNEY Feb. 3. As senior vice president, he will oversee McWHINNEY’s new office in downtown Denver and lead the company’s efforts to secure acquisition and development opportunities in Denver and surrounding areas.

“McWHINNEY is the leading real-estate and development company in the region, and we want to bring that momentum into Metro Denver,” Burton said. “This is a highly entrepreneurial and successful organization with a tremendous team. I’m impressed by the strong relationships the company has established with municipalities and other entities along the Front Range, and the company’s desire to continue building the economic vitality of the region.”

Since 1991, McWHINNEY has been instrumental in establishing Northern Colorado as an economic force. The company developed Centerra, an award-winning 3,000-acre master-planned community in Loveland that includes The Promenade Shops at Centerra, Medical Center of the Rockies hospital, The Marketplace at Centerra and residential neighborhoods.

Outside of Northern Colorado, McWHINNEY is working closely with the City of Broomfield to develop North Park, a 935-acre vibrant mixed-use community that will enhance the economic, cultural and residential offerings in the North Denver area.

“Marshall is well respected in the Denver business community and an ideal addition to our team,” said Chad McWhinney, CEO and co-founder of the company. “He has strong relationships with key decision makers and a proven track record for creating great places for people and businesses, and providing fabled experiences, which is McWHINNEY’s goal for every project we embark upon.”

Burton, 41, has an extensive background in real-estate and development. While at Opus for nearly 14 years, he developed in excess of 7 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout Colorado. Prior to Opus, he was associate director of the Downtown Denver Partnership Inc., where he was responsible for business development initiatives, and co-founded Denver Capital Corp., a multibank community lending organization.

Burton and McWhinney agree that today’s challenging economic times are an opportunity for the company.

“The economic environment we’re experiencing provides tremendous opportunities in Denver for McWHINNEY,” Burton said. “McWHINNEY is a smart company that has positioned itself well financially. That means it can look closely at a variety of prospective projects, which opens up many more possibilities for the future.”

“Our relationships with existing lenders and partners create a strong foundation,” McWhinney added. “We’re beginning to see the capital markets loosen a bit. We intend to be ready in the early phases of the recovery when dollars are available to the marketplace.”

Burton is a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers.

For more information about McWHINNEY, visit www.McWHINNEY.com or call 970-962-9990.

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About McWHINNEY: Headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, McWHINNEY is a team of talented people who are passionate about creating great places for people and providing fabled experiences to our customers. We develop innovative and sustainable master-planned communities and award-winning vertical commercial and mixed-use projects. Since 1991, McWHINNEY has planned and developed more than 6,000 acres in several master-planned communities and over 3.6 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region and on the West Coast. In 2008, McWHINNEY moved up from No. 13 to No. 11 on the list of the 50 Best Small and Medium Size Companies to Work for in America. For additional information, visit www.McWHINNEY.com.