The Mark on Pearl | The Team
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The Team


Drawing on decades of experience in planning, design and construction of diverse building types, Pace Development offers specialized skills that optimize the redevelopment of well-situated sites in Boulder and Denver. Founded by architect Ali Gidfar, the guiding principle of Pace Development is to deliver a superior product. This all-encompassing ideal stretches to every aspect of developing a property. From the planning to the delivery of the project, attention to detail is of paramount importance. Pace Development focuses strongly on providing a meticulous and transparent process for everyone involved with the project.


Pace Development has successfully completed projects across the US and internationally, including a series of large retail properties, multi-family housing, and luxury single-family homes.


Pace Development combines an expert eye for creating spaces that enrich lives on a personal level with the expertise to enhance the neighborhood and community at large.

Pace Development LLC


Founder, Pace Development LLC

Ali achieved his lifelong goal and got his start as an architect in New York City at the office of I.M.Pei and partners, where he worked on the Bank of China in Hong Kong, The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., as well as the San Francisco Main Library, among others. These Pei years instilled a deep appreciation of the science of building constructability and detailing for both technical and visual excellence.


Returning to Colorado in 1993, he continued his involvement with prominent projects around the world and the US, including the Inchon International airport in Seoul, Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo, and the renovation and expansion of Queens Center in New York City. He moved on to the Mills Corporation, a major development company, where he oversaw the ongoing renovation of 600,000 square feet of the Del Amo fashion in Los Angeles.


Ali has collaborated in the design of multiple multifamily projects, and developed a keen interest in the creation of public and private spaces that foster quality personal living in tandem with community spaces that encourage interpersonal interaction that strengthen community bonds. These large projects brought with them planning and design experience that has been instrumental in completing smaller buildings, including the Valdez Perry Branch library for the City of Denver.


Ali has transferred that expertise into the development of multiple private residences in Colorado. Ali attended CU Boulder, where he received a Business degree, followed by a Master of Architecture degree in 1985 from the University of Texas at Austin.


C.F.O., Pace Development LLC

Aaron’s real estate experience includes the repositioning and subsequent management of property in Lower Downtown Denver. This dual role early in his career provided him with experience as both a developer and a long-term operator. During this time, Aaron’s focus was on sustainable properties that successfully achieved LEED, Energy Start and Green Communities certifications.


Subsequently, Aaron earned a Finance MBA and worked as an investment and commercial banker. His real estate work during this time included office, multifamily, senior living and hospitality projects worth over $400 million dollars. In these roles, Aaron’s focus has been on financial modeling and analysis, investor relations, and the raising of debt and equity to develop or acquire projects.


Aaron first worked together with Ali in 2011 on a 4.2 acre development of 73 units across 6 new buildings. With theMark on Pearl, Aaron is excited to again team with Ali and deliver a superior redevelopment that contributes to the Boulder community.


Owner, Patrick Brown Group

Patrick formed The Patrick Brown Group after a successful career as a professional triathlete. Patrick applied the same combination of intelligence, athleticism, passion and humor from the sports world to his new career in real estate, development, and design.


Patrick has sold luxury properties all over Boulder County and has a seasoned track record. He is the #2 producing agent for residential properties above $4 Million in the history of Boulder. Patrick has differentiated himself from other top-producing real estate agents with his extensive experience in real estate design and development. He possesses an innate ability to identify potential properties, work on design concepts, create smart and functional floor plans, select finish specifications, and finally market and sell for a substantial profit.


Patrick’s experience includes multi-family developments; one of the fastest growing sectors in the Boulder real estate market. His most recent successes have been Simpson Old Town, an 18-unit townhouse development in Downtown Lafayette, which was completed in 2016, and 18Pearl, 4-luxury townhouses located on Boulder’s famed Pearl St., which is expected to be completed by December 2017. For both of these projects, Patrick worked with the developers on everything from initial concepts to floor plan creation, interior specifications, and pricing. Patrick sold all units before project completion and, in the process, set record prices per square foot.


Patrick collaborated closely with the Pace Development team in the conceptualization of the plans and specifications for theMark on Pearl.