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Longtime businessman Jordan Perlmutter helped develop Northglenn area

Posted 12/13/15

Jordan Perlmutter, a pioneer in Colorado real estate, is being remembered for his role in the development of Denver and the surrounding areas, as well as for his commitment to his family. He died Dec. 6 at the age of 84.

“Jordy lived a good …

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remembrance

Longtime businessman Jordan Perlmutter helped develop Northglenn area

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Jordan Perlmutter, a pioneer in Colorado real estate, is being remembered for his role in the development of Denver and the surrounding areas, as well as for his commitment to his family. He died Dec. 6 at the age of 84.

“Jordy lived a good life and was a star in the business community,” said congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-Colorado), who was Jordan’s nephew. “He was a great member of our family.”

His timeline in the real estate business dates back to 1952 when Jordan and his cousin Sam Primack built their first home and founded their company, Perl-Mack Enterprises.

Perl-Mack had a hand in many well-known developments, including the Northglenn and Southglenn malls,and more than 20,000 single and multifamily homes, including in Northglenn.

“He leaves a very strong legacy to his family and to Denver, especially in the Northglenn suburbs,” his daughter, Vicki Perlumutter Dansky, said. “He has a long history in Northglenn and was proud of his connection.”

After Perl-Mack dissolved, Jordan partnered with his son, Jay Perlmutter, to form Jordan Perlmutter & Co. in 1983.

“He was a tough businessman — he’d drive a hard bargain,” Ed Perlmutter said. “But once you struck the deal with him, you could count on him every way to Sunday.”

Perlmutter Dansky agreed her father’s word was his bond.

“He loved his work,” she said. “He went to work every day, every day up until the day before Thanksgiving.”

Outside of work, Ed Perlmutter said Jordan enjoyed sports — he loved to fish and ski.

“He was a maniac, he’d ski wide open,” Ed Perlmutter said. “He was also a tremendous Broncos fan.”

He lived life to the fullest, Perlmutter Dansky said.

“My dad had a special formula,” she said. “He knew how to create a meaningful life.”

Jordan was married to his wife, Essie, for 63 years and they raised four children.

“We had a lot of incredibly fun moments,” Perlmutter Dansky said. “My dad loved to have fun.”

A service was held on Dec. 8 for Jordan; Ed Permutter said it was well attended.

“He just loved life,” Perlmutter Dansky said. “He woke up every morning with an attitude of gratitude.”

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