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DENVER, COLO. — Tues, Aug. 1, 2023Forte Commercial Real Estate today announced the appointment of Andrew Baird to co-lead the re-launch of the company’s Manufacturing Practice and the expansion of the Arts Nonprofit and Creative Industries Sector Practices. Forte CRE is a Denver-based corporate and nonprofit advisory firm that supports client real estate needs through a mission-centric and sector-focused approach.

“Forte has a breadth and depth of experience in manufacturing, having served the industry for more than 25 years,” said Dustin Whistler, Principal of Forte CRE. “We are also seeing high growth in our Nonprofit practice, where we offer a curated set of nonprofit-specific offerings. We are thrilled to have Andrew on the team to lead these practices.”

Andrew’s diverse background began at DaVita Healthcare Partners’ renowned Redwoods Leadership Development program as an operational analyst and then moving to the payor contracting team as a financial analyst in Los Angeles, CA. While in Los Angeles, Andrew was involved with the production of many high-budget and high-profile productions with Armory Films, as well as produced several independent feature films throughout the US and abroad. In June 2023, Andrew completed his MBA with the University of Denver.

“I’m excited to work with Forte to bring my experience to commercial real estate,” said Andrew Baird. “My passion and dedication to delivering exceptional client service paired with my well-developed analytical skills, financial acumen, and strategic insights, positions me well for this next step. I’m excited to enable our clients’ good deeds, innovations, advancements, and good community work that make our world a better place through our work with businesses and nonprofits alike.”

Forte CRE’s core offerings include Project Management, Tenant Representation, Renewal Negotiations, Buyer Representation, Sublease, Building Sale, Broker’s Opinion of Value, Portfolio Administration, and Regional & National Deployment.

“When you partner with Forte, our competencies complement your competencies to provide vision, generate leverage, and deliver a full solution,” said Whistler. “By doing up front planning and offering a full solution, we reduce risk and provide consistent, reliable execution nationally.”

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About Forte Commercial Real Estate

Founded in 2008, Forte Commercial Real Estate is a tenant-focused Denver-based commercial real estate firm that supports organizations’ end-to-end real estate needs through a mission-centric and sector-focused approach. Forte CRE offers deep expertise and a proven process to guide clients through complex real estate transactions. For more information, please visit