About Us

Traer Creek is the Avon-based land investor of The Village at Avon.  Today, Marcus Lindholm is the manager of Traer Creek, working closely with his brother, Michael Lindholm and Dan Leary, who works in an advisory capacity.

Marcus Lindholm

A first generation American with Swedish parents and the youngest of six children, Marcus Lindholm and three of his siblings grew up in Connecticut. After studying economics at Vanderbilt University, Marcus spent eight years in the Vail Valley managing Traer Creek’s land-holding projects. He now travels back and forth from the east coast and Colorado and is the manager of Traer Creek.

Marcus is an avid sports fan cheering on the Mets, Giants and Rangers.  When he isn’t at the office he spends his time playing golf, tennis or skiing. 

Michael Lindholm

A first generation American, Michael grew up in Connecticut.

In 2006, Michael, motivated by his love for the outdoors and the mountains, moved to the Vail Valley permanently where he assists in managing Traer Creek. Michael enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He does his best to stay in touch with family and friends scattered across the U.S. and Sweden. When he has some time away, Michael is an avid sports fan and enjoys cheering on his hometown Rangers, Mets and Giants.

Dan Leary

Dan Leary grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River just south of LaCrosse in the town of Stoddard, Wisconsin. Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin and having studied internationally in Copenhagen, Denmark, he moved to Vail, Colorado in 1978 and started out in the real estate profession as the young resort was growing rapidly.

Dan remained in real estate in Vail through 2004 both with Vail Associates and later with the merged Vail Associates/Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate powerhouse.

Upon meeting the Lindholm family during his career, in 2004, Dan became a consultant on real estate properties and asset management for Traer Creek where he serves as executive vice president today.

Dan has a son and daughter in Colorado and enjoys the Colorado lifestyle of camping and gardening as well as travelling.


Architectural Design Elements

The colonnade canopy in front of Walmart and Home Depot received an award for “Architectural Design Elements”, which honored the canopy’s effect of minimizing the standard big-box nature of traditional Walmart and Home Depot stores. 

— Wood Design and Building and Wood Le Bois magazines



Environmentally Friendly

Traer Creek Plaza opened in 2006, and when constructed was the first LEED certified mixed use retail and office building in Eagle County and one of the first on the Western Slope.



LEED certified Traer Creek Plaza earned the McGraw Hill Companies’ 2006 Gold Hard Hat Award for Outstanding Mixed-Use Project. 

Traer Creek Plaza also won a Building of America Award in 2007.