BOULDER - A California-based real estate brokerage is opening an office in Colorado and targeting the residential market in the Boulder Valley.

Carrington Real Estate Services LLC, based in Santa Ana, California, will open an office at 2009 W. Littleton Blvd., No. 200, in Littleton, from which it plans to cover the cities of Boulder, Longmont, Erie, Denver, Lakewood, Littleton and Fort Lupton.

The office will be headed by Jetta Yacovetta, a 25-year veteran of the real estate industry. Yacovetta began her career as a general contractor building custom and semi-custom homes in upstate New York, eventually relocating to Colorado in 1994 to work as a Realtor in commercial leasing and residential sales.

Carrington provides consumers direct access to related services such as mortgage lending and title insurance through its affiliation with Carrington Holding Co. LLC. It owns and operates multiple businesses that cover investments in U.S. real estate and mortgage markets, loan origination and servicing, asset management and property preservation, real estate sales and rental, title and escrow services.

Its affiliate companies include Carrington Real Estate Services LLC, Carrington Capital Management LLC, Carrington Investment Services LLC, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, Carrington Property Services LLC, Carrington Home Solutions LP, Carrington Escrow Inc., Carrington Title Services LLC and Carrington Technology Solutions LLC. Carrington Mortgage Services LLC is an equal housing opportunity lender.

The company also is opening an office in Michigan as part of its expansion plans. Carrington is licensed to operate in 27 states and has 35 offices across the United States. Additional new markets planned this year include Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Washington.