Darwin Horan, President and CEO of Ventana Capital, Inc. has over 20 years of experience in the home building and land development industry. He currently controls 12,000 acres of land, 180,000 square feet of office buildings, over $200 million of assets and has 17 subdivisions underway, making Ventana Capital’s real estate portfolio one of the largest in Colorado.
Darwin’s extensive experience includes entitlement of over 35,000 lots, development of more than 20,000 lots and construction of over 15,000 attached and detached single family homes. He has formed numerous financial districts with a bonding capacity of over $170 million. In addition to his widespread real estate background, Darwin’s portfolio has also grown to include telecom site brokerage, oil and gas, commercial and residential property management, real estate brokerage, construction, water storage development, metropolitan district management and other diverse strategic partnerships within other markets.
Prior to forming Ventana Capital, Inc. Darwin was President of the North Division of Writer Homes and was also President of the Denver Division for D.R. Horton, the largest home builder in the State of Colorado.
Darwin is a strong supporter of the community and has donated generously to local schools and nonprofit organizations as well as coaching for numerous children's sports teams. He has served on multiple metropolitan districts and boards including Coaches of Excellence, City Council, Castle Pines North, Castle Pines Parks Authority and Mayor Webb's Oversight Committee and was given the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lifetime Achievement. Darwin continues to be one of the most seasoned and respected members of the Colorado development community and one of its most prominent leaders. Darwin is married, with four children and lives in Douglas County, CO where he has played and continues to play a strong role in County growth and development.