Fact Sheet

The Fact Sheet features everything you need to know about The Group, Inc. Learn about when we were founded and what industry awards we have earned.

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Fact Sheet

World Class Results From Down to Earth People

The Group, Inc. was founded in 1976 by twelve real estate professionals that wanted to create a real estate company owned equally by its sales associates and Our goal was to create a company that would attract and keep the best and brightest real estate people and create an environment where we could work together as a team to provide value to our customers.

Today, The Group, Inc. consists of over 200 owners located in five offices throughout Northern Colorado.

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The Group Inc. Facts

  • Internet Address:   www.thegroupinc.com
  • Founded in 1976
  • Nature of Business: Residential and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Services
  • Slogan The Group, Inc: Leaders in Real Estate
  • Philosophy: The greater the correlation between the goals of the individual and the goals of the organization, the greater the success.
  • Unique Factor:
    Sales Associates and Employees own the firm:
    1976 - 11 owners
    2014 – 200 owners
  • Sales Growth:
    1976 - $ 8,000,000
    2014 - $1,436,717,158



  • Everitt Center for Real Estate at Colorado State University
  • Arts Alive!
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, Inc.
  • Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation
  • CSU College of Business
  • Larimer County Partners
  • United Ways of Larimer and Weld Counties
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Respite Care, Inc.
  • Sculpture in the Park
  • CSU Athletic Department
  • Christmas on Wheels
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Project Self Sufficiency
  • Promises For Children
  • Greeley Symphony Orchestra
  • Greeley Stampede
  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life
  • Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra
  • Arts Alive
  • High Plains Arts Council Sculpture in the Park
  • University of Northern Colorado - Monfort College of Business
  • Catholic Charities Northern
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer and Weld Counties
  • American Red Cross
  • Hospice of Larimer County
  • Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Colorado State University Athletic Department.



  • Tom Peters Event: Lincoln Center (won "Colorado Event of the Year" - American Marketing Association)
  • Dr. Arlene Blum: Climbing Your Own Everests
  • Dr. Willard Daggat: Excellence in Education
  • Dr. Edwin Freidman: Leadership for the 90's
  • Doug Krug and Ed Oakley: Enlightened Leadership
  • Jim Collins - Good to Great
  • Marcus Buckingham: First, Break All The Rules
  • John Goddard – World Adventurer and Goal Setter


Industry Accomplishments

  • Northern Colorado’s leading real estate firm in dollar volume since 1976
  • ​Best Large Company, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Involved in 42% of all real estate sold in Northern Colorado in 2014
  • Nationally ranked by transaction sides each year, RIS Media Power Broker Report
  • Among top 125 Companies nationally ranked for sales production every year since 1991, RealTrends
  • Top CARHOF Contributor for Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® 
  • 2013 and 2014 Website Quality Certification for meeting Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s rigorous standards of website excellence
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year in 2004, Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • Most productive company in the United States measured by transactions per associate in 2004 by REALTOR® magazine 
  • Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Recipient - 2004, Mountain States Better Business Bureau
  • 100 Best Businesses - Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Most productive company in the United States based on sales volume per sales associate and number of transaction sides closed per sales associate in 2001 - Realtor Magazine
  • #1 Independent real estate firm in the United States in productivity per person for 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 - RealTrends, Dallas
  • Ranked in the top 100 Big Brokers Report published by RealTrends every year since 1991 and National Relocation and Real Estate Magazine every year since 1999
  • One of the six most innovative real estate companies in the United States - 1993 - Hobbs and Herder Marketing, Los Angeles
  • Best logo design - Colorado and Wyoming - 1991 Marketing and Advertising Council Award
  • The Group, Inc. Real Estate Source named the best classified advertising in Colorado - 1993 - 1995 Colorado Press Association
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - 1994, Fort Collins, Inc.
  • Nationally ranked in transaction sides in 2011- 102nd by RealTrends;  105th by RIS Media Power Broker Report.


Community Contributions

  • Colorado Business and the Arts Award - Finalist for raising over $40,000 for the Fort Collins Symphony through three "Symphony of Homes" shows
  • United Way Pacesetter Award - only company to be given this award 4 times
  • United Way Leadership Award, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 – earned for raising over $76,000 in internal campaign in 2000, over $108,000 in 2001, $255,000 in 2002, $350,000 in 2003, $354,000 in 2004, $315,000 in 2005, $250,000 in 2006, $305,000 in 2007, $254,389 in 2008, $222,500 in 2009, $215,000 in 2010, $215,000 in 2011.
  • Award full-tuition scholarships each year to students in the Colorado State University College of Business
  • $100,000 Gift to Everitt Center for Real Estate at Colorado State University in 2005