Delwest: A Tradition of Quality

Delwest is a Denver-based real estate development firm focused on creating value within local communities through a unique combination of leadership and partnership.

The company’s roots in residential development are deep, beginning with founder Joe DelZotto’s grandfather Jack, an Italian immigrant to Canada in the late 1920’s who started as a stonemason. Over time, Jack established a homebuilding company that grew into an industry-leading real estate firm headquartered in Toronto. Joe DelZotto continues the family tradition of entrepreneurial innovation, quality craftsmanship, and civic planning, all of which is deeply ingrained in the Delwest methods of operation and construction. Indeed, the DelZotto stamp of authenticity, innovation and integrity can be seen in every property Delwest has built or rehabbed along the Front Range.

With a portfolio including multi-family rental properties (both luxury and affordable), whole communities of single-family homes, and renovated historical homes and buildings, Delwest is considered by its urban, federal and financial partners to be among the top metro-area real estate development companies.


Joe DelZotto

President & CEO

Joe founded Delwest in 1993 to bring his extensive experience in construction and land development to bear in the Denver market. With an education in economics from both McGill University in Montreal and the University of Toronto, Joe moved to Denver in the early 1990s to begin crafting his own leadership legacy.

In addition to sitting on the board of Housing Colorado — as well as boards of several family companies — Joe is part of CHFA’s (Colorado Housing Finance Authority) Tax Credit Advisory Group. He is also a long-standing member of the YPO Gold Rocky Mountain chapter.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys traveling, skiing, golf and, above all, spending time with his family.

Craig Fitchett

Director of Acquisitions & Business Development

Prior to joining Delwest in 2014, Craig amassed a broad range of experience in land acquisition, multifamily development, retail tenant representation, investment sales, and land entitlement. At Delwest, Craig works to identify creative new infill and TOD opportunities with a special focus on addressing the pressing need for more affordable housing in the Denver metro area. He also partners with non-profits and housing authorities to deliver “wrap around” anti-poverty services to Delwest residents in their affordable communities. In the last two years, Craig has helped deliver almost 300 new LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) apartment units to the market and is currently developing 280+ LIHTC units for delivery in 2019. This will provide new affordable homes for over 1,000 needy Coloradoans.

Craig is a graduate of Princeton University (where he played football and baseball). He also owns a Sola Salon Studio in Los Angeles, and is the proud father of an amazing daughter.


Derrell Schreiner

Owner Representative

Since early 2012 Derrell has been a critical member of the Delwest team. A typical day sees him overseeing all staff in the field, running construction operations, and working with cities and HOAs on condominium projects.

With more than four decades of commercial, residential and multi-family construction experience in Colorado, it should come as no surprise that Derrell is also a Class A Licensed Contractor in Aurora and both El Paso and Douglas Counties, as well as a Class B Licensed Contractor in Centennial. Derrell holds a Class B Supervisor License in Denver, a Class C Supervisor License in Fort Collins, and is QCM rated by U.S. Government Corps of Engineers.

Derrell also acts as the principle for D. Schreiner Construction Management, LLC, specializing in commercial offices, custom homes, commercial warehousing, additions and remodels.

  • Pat Newell
    Pat Newell Superintendent
  • Frank Gonzales
    Frank Gonzales New Home Construction Supervisor
  • Debi Farney
    Debi Farney Senior Accountant
  • TK Lightfoot
    TK Lightfoot Redevelopment Project Manager
  • Jenny Roentz
    Jenny Roentz Marketing & Sales Specialist
  • Rose Gallucci
    Rose Gallucci Project Accounting & Leasing
  • Melissa Hale
    Melissa Hale Accounting Associate
  • Francisco Padilla Jr.
    Francisco Padilla Jr. Broker Owner
  • Steve Arnopoulos
    Steve Arnopoulos Broker Associate
  • Lorna Gonzales
    Lorna Gonzales Broker Associate
  • Tony Davey
    Tony Davey Broker Associate
  • Emmanuel Esquivel
    Emmanuel Esquivel Redevelopment Associate
  • Alex Aguirre
  • Christian Ward
    Christian Ward Redevelopment Associate
  • Luis Santilles
    Luis Santilles Redevelopment Associate
  • Jesus Santilles
    Jesus Santilles Redevelopment Associate
  • Matthew Medina


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