Press Archive

Greenhouse Scholars Alum Named CEO at Age 26

8z is proud to announce that J. Ivan Hernandez, Greenhouse Scholar Class of 2015, has been named president and CEO of Banner Signs & Decals, a custom signage solutions company based in Lakewood, CO. Hernandez, a 26-year-old, partnered with Taylor Kirkpatrick, a Denver-area investor, to purchase the company. Kirkpatrick and his family are longtime supporters of…

8z Launches The 8z Collective, A Bold New Take on “Clients For Life”

(BOULDER, Colo., March 19, 2019) While searching for a home, buyers are often in contact with their Realtor daily, or at least multiple times per week.  After the purchase of a home, a good Realtor can be just as helpful, but often the communication fades. Homeowners often forget to ask their Realtor for guidance, recommendations,…

Technology is an Opportunity, Not a Disruption

Check out this article in Colorado Realtor Magazine, “Technology is an Opportunity not a Disruption” featuring an interview with Lane Hornung.

Lane Hornung Recognized in Most Admired CEOs List

Fifteen honorees were selected from over one hundred nominations for metro-area chief executives in the inaugural class of the Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs.

2018 Top Company Cultures List

8z Real Estate was one of seven Colorado Companies Ranked on 2018 Top Company Cultures List presented by Entrepreneur and Energage

2018 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents

8z Realtors Daphne Queen, Brigitte Furst, Julia Cantarovici-Simisky, Mark Despain, Megan Wachtman, Angela Moss, and Marcia Cotlar were recently named as part of the REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents.

Premier Agent + Dotloop driving Reviews

Since 8z Real Estate rolled out its Premier Agent and dotloop integration company-wide Jan. 1, the Boulder, CO-based brokerage has seen a 20% growth in its Q1 revenue.

Mercury 100 Event for Boulder County

8z ranked 13th of the Boulder county businesses by revenue between 2015-2017

2018 Inman Innovator Award Finalist

Boulder-based brokerage 8z uses its partner technology company, zavvie, to produce neighborhood-specific data, information and content for agents who want to establish themselves as local experts.

2017 8z Annual Awards

8z Awards the Best of the best for accomplishments in the previous year!

Meet Our Newest 8z Academy Graduates!

After going through our week long training, these newest 8zers are set to give their clients the best experience possible.

Colorado Business Economic Outlook 2018

A general theme from all of the speakers including Mayor Hancock was that growth has outpaced our infrastructure and it’s critical for us to address this soon. He also seemed to be lobbying for a new tax bill that will be introduced in the future to help pay for it.

8z Real Estate Achieves #1 Zillow Rating

8z Real Estate is pleased to be the #1 rated brokerage in Colorado. The rating is determined by the number of reviews and recent sales 8z Realtors have on Zillow – more than any other brokerage in the state.

8z Real Estate #1 Rated CO Brokerage on Zillow

With more sales, reviews, and highly rated agents than any other company, 8z Real Estate is now the #1 Rated real estate brokerage in Colorado on Zillow.

Ryan Carter Speaks at CAR 2017 Fall Conference

Ryan Carter, 8z Vice President Denver Metro, spoke on a panel this week at the CAR (Colorado Association of Realtors) 2017 Fall Conference.

2017 Venus de Miles

8z Real Estate staff, agents, family and friends participated for the third year. There were a total of 25 riders on the 8z Real Estate team. Another 10 8zers assisted with aid stations, and helped at the finish line festival.

Announcing the New

If you are returning to, you may have noticed that the website received an extensive makeover earlier this month. Visually, the updated website embraces the company’s Colorado roots with more photos of Colorado landscapes, lifestyles, and homes.  The new website layout provides a modern, smooth browsing experience regardless of the device or browser that…

2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents

8z Realtors Mark Despain, Megan Wachtman, and Brigitte Furst were recently named as part of the REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents.

#1 in the Denver Post Top Workplaces Rankings

8z Real Estate, a Colorado owned real estate brokerage, was named the top middle sized workplace in Colorado, in the Denver Post’s annual Top Workplaces survey.

8z Announces Two Realtor Promotions

8z Real Estate is excited to announce the promotions of two Realtors in their Fort Collins office last month.