About Me

My Experience…
includes brokerage, leasing, property management, investment and counseling in multi-family and single family residential, retail, office, self storage and land in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

1975- Began career in real estate business as a broker in Denver, CO with Metro Brokers and Re/Max
1975- Earned Colorado Real Estate Sales License
1978- Earned Colorado Real Estate Brokers License
1981- Completed coursework for Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute (RESSI)
1985- Regional Portfolio Manager for a Denver based national Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
1986- Completed coursework and obtained Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from National Association of Realtors
1987- Relocated to Phoenix, Az to open and head regional office for a national Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Acquired new accounts, hired and supervised employees.
1990- Partner with Horizon Real Estate Group, a Phoenix, Az based real estate brokerage, management and development company. Headed the Property Management and Special Projects Divisions
1997- Returned to Denver & founded Michael Cheney Real Estate, a real estate brokerage, management and consulting firm

Real Estate Consulting

I can assist real estate owners in the discussion and implementation of strategy for the acquisition and disposition and repositioning of real estate as well as real estate Supervision of Physical Rehab, Capital and Operating Budgets, Strategy, Decision Making Support & much more.

Here are some recent examples:

September 2008- Consulted with family trust on the valuation and disposition of a major land parcel in Douglas County.
February 2009- Sale for an estate with a loan in foreclosure. Successfully coordinated with the lender, executor, the attorney for the estate and closed the transaction in 45 days.
March 2009- Short sale involving 2 lenders and a seller bankruptcy. This one required 8 months but it was successfully completed
March 2009- Listing and sale for 2 estates. Coordinated among siblings and closed the transaction in 40 days.
July 2009- Short sale involving approval from 2 lenders. Under contract and closed in 45 days

Reference Letters
Read what some of my clients say!

Nathan McNally Falcon Properties
Levi & Regina Turner Marcia Washburn
Judy Widmark Computronix

Resources you might be interested in...
Here are some of the best resources from goat's milk & eggs to house cleaning & staging

Armor Steel Buildings
ARMOR Steel Buildings, Inc. and your local Authorized ARMOR Steel Builder are known worldwide as "The Symbol of Strength, Integrity and Quality" in the pre-engineered steel building industry. The Power of 4 is the way we think of our business. It is our way to multiply your satisfaction. Simply stated, we offer our builders and their clients the Best Value in the steel building industry.

Dennis Howell Insurance Agency
Established in 1985, the Dennis Howell insurance Agency is a multi-line insurance agency providing auto, home, life, & business insurance in Denver, Aurora, & Northern Colorado. Our Services include Car, Home, Life and Business Insurance.

Provident Media Group
Provident Media Group was started to fill the needs of companies & organizations in need of motion graphics, video production & any other video/audio production need. We can create any video & motion graphics product you might need including instructional videos, promotional videos, commercials, motion graphics for web, mobile & production use, as well as a whole host of other services. Any project can be created in High Definition or Standard Definition to suit your needs. Have a special video/motion graphics need? No problem! Just email info@providentmediagroup.com with your requirements.

KitchenTools4U is a family-operated website featuring several kitchen tools designed to make wholesome and nutritious meals. We aim to provide high quality products which can stand the test of time and cater to your specific cooking needs.

Blue Barn Products
If you are looking for goat milk soap, farm fresh chicken eggs, or goat milk be sure to check out BlueBarnProducts.com

Final Touch Housekeeping
Do you have a need for housekeeping/housecleaning services? My friend, Becky Campbell, owns and operates Final Touch Housekeeping. Whether you want regular housekeeping or a one time "clean and shine" for your home when we put it on the market to sell I encourage you to consider Becky and Final Touch Housekeeping. I know you will be satisfied with her work.

Home Staging
Need help with staging your home? Lorna Lee is experienced in the art of home staging and decorating for resale, the goal of which is to create a widely-appealing, clean and welcoming look. This requires uncluttering, organizing, de-personalizing, dressing, and/or rearranging. In these ways, using your own possessions or those she brings in, Lorna can quickly and enthusiastically help to ready your home for its next family.
Call Lorna at 303-805-8826