Palisade Partners is a real estate development firm with a focus on the development of thoughtfully-designed infill projects on the Front Range and community-focused residential projects in the mountains of Colorado. We focus our efforts on desirable locations, high-quality details and materials, community-centered development, and environmentally-conscious design. Palisade stands apart from the crowd by targeting projects that provide value and safety of investment and looking for deals where and when others are not. With this approach, and through conservative underwriting, we seek to provide capital appreciation for our investors.


Brian Randall

Paul Books

Paul Books
Founder & President

Meet Paul, the visionary founder and President of Palisade Partners, who seized opportunity amid the 2009 Great Recession. With his contrarian investment philosophy guiding the way, he was able to navigate the real estate landscape to build what Palisade is today.

He began with the acquisition and revitalization of existing multifamily properties and quickly moved onto new construction developments throughout Denver and the breathtaking Colorado mountains.

However, Paul’s success isn’t just about bricks and mortar—it’s about people. At Palisade, he’s cultivated an amazing team driven by a shared passion for community-building and a commitment to excellence.

In total, Palisade and its partners have invested over $500 million, leaving an unmistakable mark on Colorado’s communities, with an additional $400 million of projects on the horizon.

With Paul stands his wife, Lacey, and their three daughters, a family deeply ingrained in the communities where their impact is most profoundly felt.

Prior to founding Palisade Partners, Paul’s academic journey laid the groundwork for his success, earning a Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Earlier to that, he honed his skills with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics with a Finance Sequence from Claremont McKenna College.

• 2013 Project of the Year – Emerging Developer – Paul Books | Palisade Partners | B Street LoHi
• 2015 ULI Impact Awards Rising Star Award Winner – Paul Books
• 2016 Downtown Denver Partnership Award Winner – The Wheatley
• 2016 NAIOP Capital Markets Transaction of the Year – The Lydian
• 2018 NAIOP Multifamily Development of the Year – The Lydian
• 2019 Downtown Denver Partnership Award Winner – The Lydian
• 2019 Mayor’s Design Award – The Lydian
• 2020 Best in American Living for Single-Family Community over 100 Units, Gold: Summit Sky Ranch
• 2020 Best in American Living for Community Facility, Gold: Summit Sky Ranch Aspen House
• 2023 Best in American Living for Community Facility, Gold: Summit Sky Ranch Lake House

• Board Member, Five Points Business Improvement District
• Member, Urban Land Institute
• Member, Downtown Denver Partnership
• President, Patrick/Bennett Reservoir Company

    Brian Randall

    Brian Randall

    Brian Randall joined Palisade Partners in 2023 as Controller. He leads the internal accounting function, leaning on his experience in public and industry roles across the Denver business landscape. An advocate for teamwork and collaboration, he is excited to partner with the Palisade team to continue a path of personal and professional growth. Brian holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Denver.

    Brian has happily called Denver home for a decade, sharing as much time outdoors as possible with his wife, son, and dog. He is consistently prepared for overeager conversation about restaurants around Denver and most European soccer leagues. He is also always looking for his next favorite band, coffee shop and brewery.

    Krystal Shores

    Krystal Shores
    Executive Assistant to the President

    Krystal joined Palisade Partners in 2019 to help propel the team and its President in their day-to-day initiatives. Prior to joining Palisade, she spent 6 years in multi-family real estate as an Assistant Project Manager and Executive Assistant traveling all over the US to help manage many multi-million dollar assets. Previously, she also served in our very own US Air Force as an Aerospace Medical Service Technician. Her wide-ranging skill set has proven important to Palisade’s ever changing needs.

    In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world and feeding the adrenaline junkie inside with mountain biking, dirt biking and many other outdoor activities.

    Cate Siegel Hamlin

    Cate Siegel Hamlin
    Development Project Manager

    Cate originally joined the team back in 2016 as the lead Development Project Manager at Summit Sky Ranch. Since then Cate has helped to oversee all facets of Palisade Partner’s mountain developments, including entitlements, land planning, architecture, civil design and finance to sales, marketing, HOA and amenity development. Recently, she has expanded her role to aid in the asset management of Palisade’s stabilized projects in the Denver area.

    Cate holds a B.A. in Psychology and Economics from Bucknell University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Real Estate and the Built Environment at the University of Denver. Originally a New York City native, these days you can find Cate exploring Colorado’s mountains whether on skis, a mountain bike or in a pair of trail running shoes.

    Sara White

    Sara White
    Development Project Manager

    Sara manages all aspects of Palisade’s projects, including design and construction. She has a background in urban planning and worked for cities in Michigan and Colorado, including the City and County of Denver, prior to joining Palisade Partners in 2019. Her background in long-range planning, zoning regulation, community engagement and placemaking brings a valuable perspective to growth and development in the Denver market.

    Sara holds a B.S. in Architecture and a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Colorado with her husband and two huskies, skiing, pub trivia, and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines.

    Matt Mueller

    Matt Mueller
    Director of Design and Construction

    Matt is the Director of Design and Construction at Palisade Partners. Matt Joined the team in 2016 and provides design and construction direction on all planning, civil, architecture, interior design, sales, branding/marketing, and general contracting work for Palisade’s projects in Denver and in the Colorado mountain communities.

    He has navigated the design and construction industry for over 20 years on numerous project types across the United States and internationally, serving as Development Director, Architect, Contractor, and Owner’s Representative across the following project types and aspects:

    • Multi-Family
    • Mixed-Use
    • Large Planned Unit Communities
    • Affordable Housing
    • Hospitality
    • Entitlements
    • Infrastructure
    • Recreation/Trails
    • Residential Home Sales
    • Project Branding/Marketing
    • Single Family Custom

    Matt has a background in art and design, architecture, and construction including an B.A. in Art/English from Coe College and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado.

    Tim Welland

    Tim Welland
    Corporate Secretary & Development Manager

    Tim Welland joined Palisade Partners in 2013. Tim is the Finance Director for Palisade and oversees all facets of debt financing, equity syndications, acquisitions, project underwriting, construction and permanent insurance, contracts, joint venture structuring, and asset management, among other roles, for Palisade’s Denver and mountain projects. He has become actively involved in the Denver real estate community and was previously a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group. Tim is also involved in the broader Denver community, having previously served on the board of YouthRoots and the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Denver Board.

    Tim has a background in finance and economics including an A.B. in economics from the University of Michigan. He previously worked at Analysis Group, an economic consulting firm, and HomeAdvisor, a home services company. Outside the office, Tim can be found spending time with his wife and three children, attempting to play golf, skiing, playing hockey, and cheering on his (cursed) Toronto Maple Leafs.