Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, Blue Ocean was founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Curt Richardson and his wife, Nancy Richardson, to support emerging businesses, create jobs, and make a positive and lasting impact throughout the communities they cherish.
Blue Ocean pursues the Richardsons’ entrepreneurial passions and humanitarian vision by investing in high-potential private businesses, leading local revitalization through strategic investments in commercial real estate, and strengthening communities through its philanthropic organization, The Richardson Foundation.
Blue Ocean operates two divisions:
Blue Ocean Enterprises, Inc. provides high-quality centralized professional services to its affiliated companies, including business mentoring, accounting, information technology, real estate, and human relations services.
Blue Ocean Holdings, LLC is a diversified investment management company with two primary portfolios, one in commercial real estate and the other in innovative business ventures.
- Commercial Real Estate Portfolio. With a focus on community transformation, Blue Ocean Holdings is significantly impacting the redevelopment, restoration, and renewal of Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. A significant real estate investor with a growing footprint, Blue Ocean Holdings owns nearly 400,000 square feet of commercial space. These holdings include offices, restaurants, retail, multi-family, labs, and warehouse space.Through Blue Ocean Enterprises, we provide best-in-class design, construction, property management, and maintenance services to our investment properties and tenants.
- Business Ventures Portfolio. Blue Ocean Holdings invests in growing, high-potential companies and has collaborated with emerging business leaders to create more than 1,000 jobs. Blue Ocean Holdings’ affiliated companies benefit from Curt Richardson’s proven model of successfully building companies and are mentored by experienced senior advisers.