JOHN S. LEHIGH
John S. Lehigh is President and Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Stapleton, Inc., the company transforming Denver’s former international airport into one of the nation’s most widely acclaimed new urban neighborhoods. He brings more than 40 years of major real estate development experience to his role at Stapleton, which is a mixed-used community of urban neighborhoods organized around town centers that include parks, schools, multi-modal transportation and retail.
Mr. Lehigh moved to Denver in 1991 to become the Executive Director of the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District, where he was responsible for all aspects of the development of Coors Field, a 50,000-seat baseball park that is the home of the Colorado Rockies. Prior to his work on Coors Field, Mr. Lehigh was Vice President of Design and Construction with responsibility for the development of Class A office space, both urban and suburban, for Prentiss Properties in Dallas, Texas. His previous experience includes his role as the Associate Director in the engineering division with Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for the design and construction of the Procter & Gamble world headquarters building in downtown Cincinnati.
Mr. Lehigh holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska. He is a registered engineer in Ohio, Texas and Colorado, and has been an active member of numerous professional organizations related to real estate development, including the Urban Land Institute.