Mixed-use

  • Murphy retires from Continuum

    Daniel Murphy is calling it quits after almost a half-century in the commercial real estate world. “It is kind of bitter sweet, as you can imagine,” Murphy, a senior principal of Denver-based Continuum Partners told me on Monday afternoon. “I turned 70 in May. It is just time. It is just time.” Dan Murphy, second from left, shown at the...

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  • Blair works outside the box at Continuum

    Donna Blair, the recently appointed chief operating officer of Continuum Partners, has a history with the Denver-based company that developed such high-profile development as Belmar years before she joined the company. “I’ve been dancing with the company for one way or the other for close to 20 years,” said Blair of Continuum, which also is tackling the redevelopment of 9th and...

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  • Rockmont Remainder: A neglected opportunity in Denver

    This the third in the series on Denver’s “Whale Sites,” defined as extremely prominent and underdeveloped land parcels whose size and location will define Denver’s future growth and development. Examples include the Burnham Yard, the former Denver Post Printing Site, Elitch Gardens and the Denver Design District. Future pieces also will look at sites in Thornton and Aurora. Introduction The...

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  • Hirschfeld, Nichols selected for Sakura Square

    Sakura Square LLC and Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple have chosen the Nichols Partnership/Barry Hirschfeld Jr. team as their preferred developer for the redevelopment of Sakura Square and the temple in downtown Denver. Sakura Square covers one square block bordered by Larimer, Lawrence, 19th and 20th streets. “We are excited to enter into this next phase of the development process on this...

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  • Daycare center kismet

    Lore has it that clients of McKinley & Hill Antiques included Ralph Lauren, Hugh Hefner and Oprah. The after-hour “sherry hour” soirees in the establishment that among other things sports an indoor, 12-foot-deep swimming pool in Wheat Ridge, were as legendary as the clients of the proprietors, Bud Hill and Matt McKinley. McKinley died about 25 years ago. After Hill...

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  • Co-working space coming to Sloans mixed-use development

    A co-working concept is coming to Denver – and it’s not downtown. Goosetail Spaces will open a co-working space at Sloans, the quickly emerging mixed-use community on the former St. Anthony Hospital site west of downtown between West Colfax and 17th avenues, and Stuart and Perry streets. “We really wanted to find a place that served more of the suburban...

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  • CU wins 15th annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge

    University of Colorado graduate students won the 15th annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge Thursday night with their development proposal for a 20-acre site in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. CU’s Brand Partners team proposed “Coalese,” a three-part project including a health and wellness campus, light-industrial space, 142 affordable housing units and 298 market-rate apartment units for the site owned by JRL...

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  • Paid parking no ploy to redevelop Cherry Creek Shopping Center

    Ever since I broke the story last July that the Cherry Creek Shopping Center would begin charging for parking in 2017, shoppers and many tenants in Denver’s premier mall have been, shall we say, upset. Last month, an ipetitions.com site was launched to try to convince Cherry Creek to once again provide free parking, as it has done since Taubman...

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  • 1031 exchanges may be axed by Trump’s tax plan

    Riki Hashimoto’s phone was ringing off the hook late last week. Anxious investors had one question for the commercial real estate broker after President Donald Trump released his still skeletal outline for tax reform last Wednesday: “Are 1031 exchanges going away?” While a lot of media ink was devoted to things like the proposed 15 percent corporate tax rate and...

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  • Water St. and the aquarium: Isolated yet connected ‘Whale Site’

    Steve Ferris, Founder and principal, Real Estate Garage, Denver This the second in a series on Denver’s “Whale Sites,”defined as extremely prominent and underdeveloped land parcels whose size and location will define Denver’s future growth and development. Examples include the Burnham Yard, the former Denver Post Printing Site, Elitch Gardens, Broadway Station Area, RiNo Station and the Denver Design District....

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