Mountain Management & Real Estate, Inc. was incorporated in March 2002 by owner Dana Stanecek. In 1993 Dana moved from Tarzana, California to Colorado Springs with her family owned business, General Meters Corporation. The move allowed employees to purchase their own homes for a fraction of what the San Fernando Valley allowed. Colorado Springs also offered fresh air and better schools for the employees’ kids, and for General Meters Corporation it offered a chance to own its own office instead of paying high NNN rents. The family’s first purchase was 1935 Dominion Way, which housed General Meters Corporation. Dana worked as CFO for the corporation while managing the building. Over the course of 22 years the family built a portfolio of 9 buildings and 120,531 sft. With all of these properties, maintenance, leasing and property management, Dana had little time for family and work as CFO of General Meters Corporation.
In 1999 Dana decided it was time to get her Real Estate Broker’s license and leave General Meters Corporation. After working under a local company for her first two years, Dana decided to get a managing brokers license and opened Mountain Management & Real Estate, Inc., working from 1935 Dominion Way so that she could be closer to General Meters Corporation. In 2007 the family made the decision that they had taken General Meters Corporation as far as they could without going public, which was something they never wanted to do, so they sold the company to a billion dollar company that had the funds to continue to grow their company even larger. With this sale Dana could devote her time exclusively to Mountain Management & Real Estate, Inc. and her tenants.
Now working primarily from her home in Monument, CO Dana is capable of balancing leasing, property management and bookkeeping, as well as family. Her goal is to keep tenants comfortable and happy, and her pride resides in the fact that her long term tenants are her best references. “We feel that happy tenants will reward us with filled buildings”. She tries to upgrade something in each building each year. “If I don’t have the space a prospective tenant is looking for, and I cannot create it in one of our buildings, then I will find it for them. Tenants are shopping for an office space that will be their home away from home. They should be comfortable and look at as many options as it takes until they find what makes them feel at home…. I am different from other brokers in that I feel the need to make a client happy and will do what it takes to search for just the right space no matter how long it takes.”