My Name Is … Matt Call

Castle Rock EDC chairman recounts starting business, town growth

Posted 8/19/19

About me I was born and raised in Colorado. I’m a fourth-generation Colorado native. My great-grandfather was a rancher near Rocky Ford, my grandfather played on the 1957 Orange Bowl team at CU and …

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My Name Is … Matt Call

Castle Rock EDC chairman recounts starting business, town growth

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About me

I was born and raised in Colorado. I’m a fourth-generation Colorado native. My great-grandfather was a rancher near Rocky Ford, my grandfather played on the 1957 Orange Bowl team at CU and my dad played football at Colorado State and then in the USFL for the Denver Gold. I grew up in the Broomfield area, went to school at CU Boulder where I played on the golf team. I’m a die-hard Buffs fan and love everything about Colorado. I live on the west side of the Meadows with my beautiful wife and three daughters whom I adore.

Starting my own business

I’m in the commercial real estate business. I started NavPoint Real Estate Group in 2011 right here in Castle Rock. We are a group of just under 20 people now and primarily focus on investment real estate throughout Colorado and periodically in other markets. I got into the commercial real estate business a few years after college when I went to work for CBRE in Denver (the largest commercial real estate company in the world). We have an amazing team of folks at NavPoint, starting with my business partner John Witt.

Moving to town

My wife and I moved to Castle Rock in 2003 and have loved it every day since. I was working in Colorado Springs at the time and she was working in Denver, so it was a great halfway point. Castle Rock is such an amazing community and I can say it has gotten unequivocally better every day since we’ve been here.  

I got involved with the Castle Rock EDC (Economic Development Council) very early on in Castle Rock during the Great Recession. I love working with EDC President Frank Gray, Vice President Marcus Notheisen and their team at the EDC. They’ve done so much to promote and grow Castle Rock over the last decade. I’ve been the chairman of the EDC for the past four years.

A changing town

When we moved to Castle Rock the population was less than 30,000 people, and now, we’re at 70,000 and growing. We’ve seen so many great amenities added since 2003, including the Philip S. Miller Regional Park, the new hospital campus, the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus, miles of trails and open space, the Promenade development, a revitalization of downtown, Miller’s Landing at Interstate 25 and Plum Creek (being developed as we speak) and on and on. The community has really undergone such a transformation, but a very good one!

My advice

It’s nice to be nice and it doesn’t cost a penny. In this ultra-divisive world we live in, there is so much negativity day in and day out. People that are negative and see the glass as always half empty wear me out. I’d rather spend my days around people that enjoy a good sunrise and speak words of encouragement. Our lives are but a flicker on this earth so treating people with kindness and respect goes a long way. Finally, my faith is very important to me and I know that there is so much more to life than the day-to-day grind!

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