Born in Portland, Oregon, Sima Muroff learned the value of hard work from his parents at an early age. On a trip to SunRiver, Oregon with his father at age 7, Muroff had a dream of living in a community tailored around recreational outdoor pursuits complimented by the beauty and serenity of nature. This was the kind of community Muroff saw as an ideal place to raise his future family.
When his father passed away at age 13, Muroff did some soul searching and became involved in a number of different trades. Ultimately, he gravitated toward real estate development and construction. By 17, with the support and mentorship of his uncle and other substantial developers in a variety of different businesses from Oregon and Montana, Muroff was out on his own. Since then, he hasn't looked back.
In 1999, Muroff created Bull Valley Developers LLC which took on a 160-acre project near NW Montana. Later, an additional few thousand acres of riverfront and lakefront property was developed into stewardship oriented homesteads featuring grizzly bear migration route protection and Bull trout channel migration zone adoption in conjunction with Fish 7 Wildlife. In 2002, Muroff's Home Building company completed 40 homes in Oregon and thrived with multiple building projects. He also wrapped up the Cambridge View Estates development in South Salem, Oregon, and an acreage community on the outskirts of an urban area. At the same time, Muroff turned his sights back to Montana where he and his partner negotiated a joint purchase of 50,000 acres and kept over 4,200 acres of land in Montana with spectacular features including rivers, lakes, creeks and waterfalls. Muroff is currently developing The Falls at Savage Lake and the Stanley Creek Homestead and recently finished multiple developments in Oregon.
By 2004, Muroff was the Vice President of Investment Real Estate Acquisitions for the Development division of Prudential Real Estate Professionals Inc. That same year, on a chance trip to Idaho, Muroff found his next calling…Blackhawk on the River. Inspired by the breathtaking scenery and quaint mountain town of McCall, Idaho, Muroff moved his family to Idaho to build a one-of-a-kind community and fulfill the vision he had as a boy.
Developed around environmental stewardship philosophies, Blackhawk on the River infuses Mother Nature existing tapestry into every thread of the community. By designing the land plan around the natural features of the land, Blackhawk is able to offer an unrivaled experience to its homeowners. Carefully protected view and wildlife corridors, 5 miles of riverfront, 13 miles of restored river side channels that provide habitat for native fish and a 364-acre Wildlife Preserve featuring a one-of-a-kind living wetland ensure that the natural environment at Blackhawk on the River remains the most impressive feature of the community.
This September, Muroff, in conjunction with Jerry Barnett and Richard Getty, received approval for a one-of-a-kind conservation oriented community abutting the 1,500-acre Blackhawk development. Named Redridge at Blackhawk, the project consists of 2,800 acres, of which 1,200 acres have been protected through conservation easements, and only 135 homesites with unmatched views and wildlife migration routes.
Including the Blackhawk project, Muroff has overseen over $250 million in real estate development projects. His joint venture at Blackhawk on the River and the recently approved 2,800-acre Redridge project with Richard Getty and Jerry Barnett give the partnership a combined 75 years experience and over $1,000,000,000 worth of successful development projects.
Muroff says, "I am proud to be not only the developer of Blackhawk, but also a homeowner. This is the place my wife and I have been searching for to raise our four sons and create lifelong memories that will transcend generations."