BROOMFIELD - Denver-based Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners has joined the Northwest Denver Business Partnership as a managing partner and board member.

Etkin Johnson owns and manages more than 1 million square feet of office/flex/industrial space and approximately 150 acres for future development within Denver's Northwest Corridor. Additionally, in 2013, the company placed nearly $150 million in new developments within the region.

The Northwest Denver Business Partnership was formed in 2013 to promote the economic and business prosperity of Northwest Metropolitan Denver. Its service area borders are roughly Interstate 70 to the south, Interstate 25 to the east, the Larimer County line to the north and the mountains to the west.

"Northwest Denver Business Partnership and its members are excited to welcome Etkin Johnson into its leadership ranks," said Wells Fargo's Dave Marusiak, chairman of the partnership's board of directors. "As one of the leading real estate development companies in the region, Etkin Johnson adds credibility to the argument for building an influential business voice, led by business, for northwest metropolitan Denver."

"We are excited to partner with Ball Corporation, Hunter Douglas, Wells Fargo, Xcel, Jones Lang LaSalle, and others to create the first business voice exclusively for northwest metro Denver," said Bruce H. Etkin, chairman of Etkin Johnson. "We see real value in creating a business partnership that can work across local political boundaries and economic sectors to influence projects and policies that are important to the region's growth and business climate."