Todd Narlinger, founder and owner of Madison & Company Properties took a leap of faith and opened his own real estate company at the height of the market crash in 2008. Led by an infectious passion and a dedication to serving others, 14 years later, Narlinger has one of the most reputable boutique brokerage firms in the Denver Metro area.
A Colorado native, Todd has lived in south Denver for more than 45 years. He graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in marketing and international logistics but decided to go a different direction. His dad, who was a realtor in Denver, encouraged him to come on as his assistant in 1995. Soon after, Narlinger found his way into the corporate world of real estate as a broker with RE/MAX.
After 13 years of working for the large, national real estate company, Narlinger knew he wanted something different for himself. There was something missing. “I saw a gap in the market, in terms of local boutique brokerage firms that could be quick and nimble and adjust to the market’s ever-changing whims,” says Narlinger.
While the dream had been percolating for a few years, Madison & Company Properties launched in 2008. Within 60 days of opening, the market crashed. “Reflecting on it now, it was probably the best thing that could have happened,” Narlinger says. “It made us the company we are today.”
What began with one office, a few staff members and just a few agents has now grown into five offices, more than 190 agents, $1.2 billion in sales in 2022 and 20 staff members.