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Ryan Smelker

Senior Project Manager

Project Management

Ryan Smelker Senior Project Manager
Project Management
Denver Downtown 1225 17th Street
Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202

Professional Experience


Ryan Smelker is one of CBRE’s leaders in school construction, specializing in Kindergarten through 12th grade school structures. Having completed several ground-up projects, renovations, and BEST projects, he has developed a well-rounded combination of technical expertise, communication skills and professional dedication to all of his clients and projects.

Ryan prides himself in leading his projects every step of the way. He provides comprehensive project management services including site selection, procurement strategy, design and construction management, furniture selection, move-in support, project closeout and warranty services. Understanding and minimizing risk at each of these critical phases drives Ryan towards effective and clear decision-making. As a committed advocate for his clients, he constantly seeks and implements cost- and time-saving methods, without compromising quality.

Prior to joining CBRE, Ryan worked for a development and investment firm, giving him a thorough understanding of all aspects of real estate, design and construction.

Significant Transactions

 Client  Address  SF
 Kit Carson  Replacement PK-12 School, Kit Carson, CO  60,000
 Englewood Schools  Renovate/New 7/12 Campus & Renovate Alternative HS, Englewood, CO  310,000
 Prospect Ridge Academy  New High School, Broomfield, CO  45,000 
 Pueblo Community College  Student Center Renovation, Pueblo, CO  14,000
 Fraser Valley Metro Rec District  New Rec Center & Ice Rink:New Golf Course Clubhouse, Fraser, CO  150,000
 Unico Properties  DC Building Renovation Lobby, Fitness & Amenities, Denver, CO
 Unico Properties  250 Tower Renovation: Lobby, Fitness & Amenities Deck, Salt Lake City, UT  366,500
 Gencom Group  Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch: Condo Conversions, Spago Restaurant, Avon, CO  55,000

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • US Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • UT-Dallas – Level 1 Project Management Certification



  • Colorado School of Mines, Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering

Clients Represented


  • Hi-Plains Schools
  • Englewood Schools
  • Prospect Ridge Charter School
  • Moffat Consolidated School District
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Fraser Valley Metro Rec District
  • Unico Properties
  • Gencom Group
  • Pittman Development
  • Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Fenix Outdoor
  • PFG
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • CalSTRS
  • HCP
  • Indcor
  • Kit Carson School District


Ryan Smelker Senior Project Manager
Project Management
Denver Downtown 1225 17th Street
Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202