About Pikes Peak Capital

Our Story

In 2017, we founded Pikes Peak Capital with a simple premise: deploy capital into a market that is currently yielding high returns to small balance real estate investors but diversify risk among a larger number of assets and home buyers.  The founders borrowed from their experience in the solar energy industry to layer on operational efficiencies and out-of-the box marketing strategies to reach consumers where they are.

To date, our funds have transacted on over $10M of assets, and we’ve purchased over 400 properties in 36 states yielding above-market returns.  We think outside the box and focus exclusively on niche market opportunities that larger players have overlooked or ignored.  In addition, we aim to ensure that our investors receive transparency, unique offerings and exceptional performance.

Today, our success is evident in the portfolio of properties we’ve built and the returns we’ve delivered to our investors.

Our senior leadership team has 42 years of experience in Finance35 years of experience in Real Estate and 30 years of experience in Executive Management.  We have repeatedly excelled in evaluating strategic opportunities, hiring and managing the right people and effectively managing risk in roles across the energy, finance and real estate sectors.

Our Team

Christopher Sayler

Christopher Sayler

Managing Partner

 Christopher is co-founder and Managing Partner at Pikes Peak Capital.  Under his leadership, Pikes Peak Capital funds have distributed gains to investors every quarter since closing the first fund with returns in the teens. Christopher has over 15 years of experience in real estate and nearly 10 years of experience in finance and executive management.  Prior to Pikes Peak Capital, Christopher originated over $500M of structured financing for solar energy projects as head of finance for Denver-based SunShare.  He has an MBA from the University of Colorado. 

Karen Gados

Karen Gados

Managing Partner

Karen is co-founder and Managing Partner at Pikes Peak Capital.  Karen manages all aspects of sales, marketing, and regulatory/compliance for Pikes Peak Capital funds. Prior to Pikes Peak Capital, Karen filled various strategic, communications and business development leadership positions at SunShare, one of the first community solar companies in the nation. She also served as a US Peace Corps volunteer from 2008-2010.  Karen is an MBA candidate with the University of Colorado.

Marc Bencivenni

Marc Bencivenni

Managing Director

Marc has spent the last fifteen years in start-up environments in the solar and real estate industries. He is currently CEO of Thousand Keys, a Denver-based asset management company focused on countering the housing crisis in the US.  Prior to Thousand Keys, Marc held positions as CFO and COO at Pivot Energy, a Denver-based solar energy company, which was ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work” by Denver Business Journal in 2019. Prior to Pivot, Marc held positions as SVP at Denver-based SunShare and VP at Main Street Power (now AES Distributed Energy). 

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