Edens, the national real estate firm that is a major landlord in RiNo, has named a new top local executive.
Thomas Picarsic is now in charge of the Denver market, according to Edens spokeswoman Sommer Hixson. She described him as “a long-standing executive member” of the company’s development team.
Picarsic replaces Tom Kiler, whose title was managing director of the company’s western region, according to his LinkedIn profile. Kiler told BusinessDen his last day was June 30, and said he left to pursue other opportunities.
Kiler grew up in rural Maryland, wrestled while attending Harvard in the late 1990s and got an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He worked for Edens from 2006 to 2014, originally focused on Texas, then rejoined the company in late 2016 after a stint with Denver-based Continuum Partners, according to Linkedin.
Kiler, who has lived in Denver since 2014, said he plans to stay in the area and intends to keep working in a retail real estate role.
Edens has spent approximately $100 million on real estate in RiNo since 2019, when it entered the market by purchasing a number of buildings from entities controlled by Denver Central Market owner Ken Wolf.
Edens is preparing to redevelop nearly a full city block that the Volunteers of America Colorado nonprofit previously controlled.