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Tamara Door

Chief Executive Officer
Q Factor

Location: Denver, CO
Founded: 2010
Industry: Re Development

Tamara Door is still relatively new to Q Factor, where she was hired as CEO toward the end of 2021. But the leadership lessons she’s learned in her career apply anywhere, and that starts with surrounding yourself with good people.

“No matter what the goal or the vision ... the only way in which to achieve it is through the people you bring along with you,” Door said. “Build the right team, grow the right team, and trust them to do the right thing.”

Q Factor is a contemporary development firm that specializes in creative design, adaptive reuse, and thoughtful placemaking in urban environments. “We efficiently take projects from conceptualization to design, construction, and property management,” the company said. “With an existing portfolio of over 750,000 square feet of modern office space and over 1 million square feet of mixed-use in construction, Q Factor is at the forefront of producing intentional spaces. In addition, we continue to execute a number of client ventures ranging from design-only to turnkey delivery.”

In the next five years, Q Factor is working to build the INDUSTRY Denver Neighborhood, focused on pedestrians first. Q Factor is also building the Post District in Salt Lake City, Utah, which will showcase activated streets, reused office space, mixed-use and retail, as well as multifamily housing.

“Q Factor has been and always will design with purpose and intent,” the company said. “We will continue to create the perfect curated office environment that makes our tenants and consumers feel comfortable, welcomed and fulfilled — an amenity that is rich and comfortable.”

Door is a nationally regarded city builder with extensive experience in placemaking, public-private partnerships and real estate development. Prior to joining Q Factor, Door served as CEO for the Downtown Denver Partnership. During her tenure, she helped to steer the city through a period of unprecedented growth. She was actively engaged in the $13 million investment in development and managing downtown Denver’s biggest expansion in decades.

She has advised developers and city leaders across the country on development, placemaking and policy. She co-founded the nation’s largest free entrepreneurial event, Denver Startup Week, and a premier startup incubator, The Commons on Champa. She has helped to launch similar programs across the United States and chaired a number of neighborhood redevelopment processes in Denver.

“Tami Door is a visionary city builder and a resilient, innovative leader who is leading economic impact at the helm of one of America’s most dynamic cities,” her staff said. “Tami is an inspiring mentor to many, leading by example and challenging many around her to be bold and relentless in their pursuit of shaping our city and in shaping their careers.”

While at the Downtown Denver Partnership, Door’s first major undertaking was developing the 2007 Downtown Area Plan, which is a guide to help development in the city’s core. The guide focuses on people and connectivity while looking to the future of the workforce and the talent that continues to migrate to Denver.

“I have always and will continue to always reach out to build strong relationships and to learn from others’ experience and expertise,” Door said. “Most importantly, I will continue to give back to help others grow as leaders and build cities.”

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"No matter what the goal or the vision ... the only way in which to achieve it is through the people you bring along with you."

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