Amy Garris, BA

Vice President | Director of Sales | Commercial Broker

Amy Garris was born in Boulder, CO and grew up on the grounds of the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.  She began working full time at the camp as a member of the summer staff at age 12, and by 18, she became the youngest member in the camps 100 year history to receive a 7 year employment pin.  She attended her freshman year of college at Texas A&M University, and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1995 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Theater.   She spent 10 years as a professional singer touring the country with several rock & roll, blues, bluegrass, and swing bands before she moved to Steamboat Springs in 2000.
Amy spent 7 years in Steamboat as a Hotel GM and another 5 years as the President of a Commercial Property Management Company identifying, restoring, remodeling, leasing and managing several large downtown commercial buildings for a single owner.  Her many years spent in the hospitality and lodging sector involved interior remodels and extensive evaluations of the industry relating to interior and technology evolution.   As a property manager, she coordinated construction projects that included numerous tenant finishes, large scale structural repairs, and a 7 million dollar refit of a book store into a night club and music venue.  Her vast experience in evaluating investment property, identifying capital improvements and overseeing construction projects has given her a unique perspective in the commercial real estate industry.  
After moving to Denver in 2012, Amy spearheaded the formation of a commercial brokerage division at the Keller Williams downtown office, which had previously held only residential agents.  She joined the KW Commercial platform were she executed a wide variety of deals including  a 10,000sf retail to office conversion coordinating the $400,000 tenant finish,  the sale of two 120 year old Ballpark Buildings in need of restoration, and industrial land sales for development in Commerce City, among others.  
As a member of the Jamis Team, she has executed deals in Neighborhood Retail Centers, Off Market transactions , Big Box Retail to Industrial Conversions, and brokered a land deal in the Ballpark neighborhood that was the highest price per square foot sale in the downtown area in early 2019, slated for a 22 story apartment project.  She currently coordinates construction projects for out of state clients and represents several local tenant groups expanding restaurant, bar, salon, and adaptive re-use portfolios.
Amy is an avid sports fanatic and an obsessive skier and golfer.  She is a Denver team super fan and spends much of her free time playing or watching sports.  She lives with her Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Mack, downtown amidst the Union Station redevelopment and is proud to be a part of Denvers amazing downtown renaissance.