John Olive is the founder and namesake for Olive Real Estate Group, Inc. John was born in New Jersey. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy and completing four years of service, he remained in Colorado Springs where he built a successful real estate business. In 1981 he formed The Olive Company specializing in the development of retail and office properties. John played a key role in many of the developments throughout Colorado Springs in the 80’s and 90’s and built The Olive Company into one of Colorado Springs premier development companies.
John’s most notable developments include:
Colorado Springs Tech Center in Rockrimmon (which was the first Class A Office Park in Colorado Springs); Offices at the Park, on the 2400 block of N Academy (which won national design awards); and Citadel Terrace on the east side of the Citadel Mall.
Land developments include:
The Northgate development of 1,700+ acres; 19 acres surrounding the Citadel Mall; and 20 acres at Hwy 83 and N Academy.
Aside from his successful career in real estate and development, John is an accomplished golfer. In 2003 he was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. Throughout his golf career he won many major tournaments in Colorado, Arizona, and California. He played in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, U.S. Senior Amateur, U.S. Senior Open, CGA Stroke Play Championship, and many more.
Since John’s retirement in 1995, he resides primarily in Arizona but still enjoys beautiful Colorado in the summers. You can find him on the golf course working on his swing or sharing his knowledge with other aspiring golfers, enjoying a good book, or spending time with his family and friends.
Olive Real Estate Group thanks John Olive for his leadership, wisdom and inspiration which have provided the foundation for the company that we are today.