Portrait of Brett Leonhardt.

A seasoned real estate development executive with a passion for design, Brett brings nearly two decades of experience to his role with Sage.

As Vice President of Development and Design on the Sage Studio team, Brett oversees the development, design, construction, and renovation of all new and existing mixed-use, hotel, and food and beverage properties for Sage. Brett has an incredibly robust background in design, real estate finance and development from his previous roles, and we’re proud to have someone with his breadth of expertise on the studio team.

Having worked and lived on both coasts and the Midwest, Brett now lives in Denver with his wife and daughters. Outside of work, he enjoys road biking the many beautiful roads of Colorado.


Sage Studio


Vice President of Design and Construction

Joined Sage


Experience Highlights

Investment Director, Schnitzer West

Vice President, Partners Group

Regional Vice President of Development, Aimco

Vice President, Madison Realty Capital

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects

LEED Accredited

Member of Urban Land Institute

Boards and Volunteer Work

Invest in Kids

Denver Zoo

Awards and Recognition

Graduate Of the Last Decade (GOLD Award) – UW Milwaukee

Ironman Wisconsin


B.S. in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University

Real Estate Management program at Harvard University