Our Team

You should visit us. We have good coffee and like to chat.


Our passion is delivering thoughtful design to urban environments.

Introduction | Generation Development is a privately held real estate developer headquartered in Denver, Colorado.  Generation Development acquires, develops and sells commercial, residential and mixed use properties primarily located in the Denver metropolitan area. Our specialty is developing condominium, townhome, and single-family homes. With our conservative approach to property acquisition and our respect for Denver’s distinctive charm, we create projects that embrace the fabric of the neighborhoods and have lasting value for generations to come. We focus on contemporary designs that satisfy market needs and provide sound investor opportunities. The end product is an interpretation of the modern aesthetic that imparts the consumer and community with an exceptionally valuable product.

History | Generation Development was created in 2009 by Chris Lonigro the managing member. Going out on his own, Chris saw an opportunity in a market when others were closing their doors. His appreciation for clean, modern designs and innovative solutions helps fuel the success of the firm.


We build exceptional projects using our four strategic pillars.


We partner with visionaries – architects who carry the same passion for modern structures that elevate and relate to their surroundings.


We read markets and multiple studies place Denver in the top ten – if not the top three – places to move to in the country. Even the New York Times says, “The city has become a powerful magnet for the young and educated.” Moreover, Denver area home prices are at an all-time high according to the Denver Business Journal making it a profitable market.


Part of the Generation Development success is the holding and continuing acquisition of real estate in the Denver’s most flourishing neighborhoods such as LoHi and Capitol Hill.


Every home we develop has a story to tell. We go above industry standards to brand and differentiate our product.


Good people make good business… and even better ideas.

  • Chris Lonigro

    Managing Partner

    Chris Lonigro is the managing member of Generation Development. Going out on his own in 2009, Chris saw an opportunity in a market when others were closing their doors. READ MORE 

  • Elizabeth Lenhart

    Office & Development Coordinator

    Elizabeth graduated from Colorado State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Design and Merchandising. READ MORE 

    • Laura Stence

      Director of Finance

      Laura graduated from the University of Iowa – Tippie College of Business in 1998, with Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and Economics. READ MORE 


    A very sincere thank you to our current investors and industry partners.

    AMG National Trust Bank
    First Integrity Title Company
    Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP