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A Family Legacy in Boulder Real Estate


city’s transformation over the years which has been an incredible journey for Peter and solidifies his identity as a proud Coloradoan. Initially delving into the construction business and acquiring real estate investments, Peter’s path eventually converged into a full-fledged career in real estate, spanning over three decades.

The team comprises Peter, his daughter Kayla, and his son Colman. Adding a touch of indispensable expertise is the matriarch, Heidi, the driving force behind Property Staging and Design. Playing pivotal roles are Peter’s youngest daughter, Kiki, who spearheads marketing initiatives and oversees transaction management,

and his son, Kain, contributing his expertise across various facets of the staging business.

Peter Garthwaite made the move to Boulder at the young age of 4 when his father secured a job with IBM. Growing up in Boulder has allowed him to witness the


Before affiliating with the Goodacre Group, Peter honed his construction skills, gaining a comprehensive understanding of every facet of the industry. While his tenure with Goodacre felt like family, the opportunity arose for the owners to merge with milehimodern. With Goodcare and Co. embracing a new chapter, Peter seized the chance to establish the Garthwaite Group alongside his children, Kayla and Colman, in May 2022.

Kayla Garthwaite, the managing broker of the group, brings a decade of experience to the table. She too was with



They are also committed to extending the family dynamic to their clients, making a concerted effort to ensure that clients feel like part of their family throughout the transaction process. This sentiment often materializes, as evidenced by numerous younger clients affectionately referring to Peter as their “Colorado dad.” Such client relationships underscore the team’s dedication to fostering a sense of belonging and connection beyond mere business transactions.

Embodying the essence of both work and play, this close-knit family seamlessly blends business and pleasure. Kiki spent a semester studying in Australia, which gave the family an opportunity of a lifetime to meet her in Bali. Colman states, “Our time together spanned three weeks, taking us through Bali, Thailand, and even a brief stopover in Hong Kong. Exploring the local markets of Bali and savoring traditional Thai cuisine allowed us to truly connect with the soul of these

countries. Our days were filled with shared outdoor experiences—surfing against the backdrop of breathtaking vistas, hiking to the top of volcanoes, and communing with nature in the monkey forest. The highlight of our trip was experiencing the Thai Lantern Festival together on New Year’s Eve— we joined the locals in releasing lanterns that ascended into the dark sky, carrying our wishes and reflections for the year. It was a surreal experience.”

Apart from their family travels, the family shares a love for skiing. Heidi and Peter made it a mission to introduce their kids to the sport almost as soon as they took their first steps. They all remain dedicated to the sport, making it a priority to hit the slopes together all winter long.

In true Colorado fashion, they all enjoy spending time outdoors. On a sunny day, you can find them powering up the steep side of Sanitas, checking another 14er off their list, or camping in the

Colman and Kayla are involved in the local community as members of the Young Professionals Network of Boulder. Kayla is involved with the National Brain Tumor Society. Her father-in-law’s passing from glioblastoma motivates her to participate in the annual walk and fundraising efforts. Following the devastating Marshall Fire, Colman assisted affected residents, particularly with donated furniture. Peter expresses a willingness to assist anyone in need, regardless of

Moab desert covered in dirt and grime from a day of mountain biking.

Goodacre where she worked in a team alongside Peter and eventually Colman. She says, “We had no intention of ever leaving Goodacre, but the change gave us the opportunity to create our own family dynamic for which we are grateful.” A graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, Kayla’s commitment to her clients is unparalleled. Alongside her husband and their young son Oliver, Kayla embodies the spirit of family both in her personal and professional life.

Colman Garthwaite, also a graduate of CU Boulder, brings a distinctive touch to the team. After completing his studies, he took a hiatus and fully embraced his adventurous side, living the life of a “ski bum” for a year. Colman’s transition into the real estate realm seamlessly blends his love for the outdoors with his unwavering commitment to ensuring client satisfaction.

Heidi Garthwaite oversees the staging aspect of the business. What began as a serendipitous opportunity over 18 years ago has blossomed into a

thriving staging enterprise, enhancing the appeal of countless homes in the Boulder area. They stage over 300 homes annually, encompassing both their own listings and those of other realtors. As a distinguishing feature, they provide complimentary staging services to all their clients. Heidi says none of it would be possible without her sons, Colman and Kain, who play a vital role in making sure the staging business operates smoothly.

Integral to the team is the youngest member, Kiki, orchestrating marketing efforts and handling transaction management while currently maintaining a full-time job. Her behind-the-scenes contributions ensure the group’s continued success in a digital age. Kayla says, “She keeps us all organized, and we couldn’t do it without her.”

When asked about what roles they each play, Peter chimes in with, “We don’t adhere strictly to designated roles. Instead, we collaborate on every transaction, ensuring thorough oversight and

smooth progress for our clients. Typically, we designate a point person for each deal, often based on prior relationships with the parties involved. During busier periods, one individual may take the lead, but everyone remains involved and checks each other’s work. All three of us are engaged in every deal, although the level of involvement may vary based on the client’s relationship with each of us. As for listing appointments, the attendance of all three of us depends on various factors, including the client’s preferences and our existing relationships.”

The team believes the family aspect of their business is a rare and significant factor. Spending ample time together both professionally and personally underscores their unique family dynamic. Kayla and Colman attribute this cohesion to their parents, who cultivated an environment where familial bonds are strong and enjoyable. This tight-knit relationship offers numerous advantages, and the inherent trust among family members allows for open communication and mutual reliance on one another. Kayla Garthwaite (720)352-8844 Colman Garthwaite (720)210-7868 Peter Garthwaite (303)931-2777 PROOF
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