The Late Jordon Perlmutter
Jordon Perlmutter has been a pioneer of commercial and residential real estate in Metro Denver since 1952. A Denver native, Jordon received an athletic scholarship to the University of Denver and later served with the US Coast Guard during the Korean War. After his service, Jordon returned to Colorado and co-founded Perl-Mack Enterprises. For three decades, Perl-Mack built more than 22,000 single- and multi-family homes, introducing Denver to the concept of the planned community with its Northglenn, Southglenn and Montbello developments. At one time, Perl-Mack employed up to 1,000 people and became the largest homebuilder in Colorado and one of the largest in the country.
When Perl-Mack dissolved in 1983, Jordon, in partnership with his son Jay, formed Jordon Perlmutter & Co., and continued to focus on real estate development, leasing and property management. Throughout his career, he was directly involved in the development of more than seven million square feet of retail, office, multi-family and industrial projects. Some of his notable regional retail projects include Northglenn Mall, Southglenn Mall, Southwest Plaza, Marketplace at Northglenn and Larkridge.
Jordon served on the boards of numerous Denver-based organizations and was the recipient of a myriad of honors for both professional and humanitarian endeavors. Recognitions include Rose Medical Center’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, the Community Leadership Award from Beth Israel at Shalom Park, and being named a Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate. His most important contributions include the fundraising of more than $14 million for the building of Beth Israel at Shalom Park, a long-term care facility for the elderly now known as Shalom Cares, and the 15 years he spent as a trustee of the University of Denver. Jordon married Essie in 1953. The couple has four children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.