Edited by the Colorado Real Estate Journal staff.

How it all relates: Student debt, rents and mortgages

True to form, the relationship between student loan debt and homeownership rate has proven to be adversarial, as monthly student loan payments reduce one’s ability to obtain a mortgage.

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February 25, 2019

Betters retires from Loveland Housing Authority

In November, Colorado’s longest-serving public housing authority executive director retired. When Sam Betters, of the Loveland Housing Authority, was asked why he decided to step down, he simply

CREJ

February 24, 2019

Strong metrics keep sentiment cautiously optimistic

Overlook at Mile Hig

At the end of January, what felt like the entire multifamily industry in North America converged on the scene in San Diego for the National Multifamily Housing Council annual meeting. The week at NMHC

CREJ

February 22, 2019

What’s the future of parking for multifamily projects?

In the world of planning, design, finance and development, parking has become a necessary evil. You need parking to satisfy the demands of zoning and finance, and to attract customers to a multifamily

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February 18, 2019

Impacts from the world’s biggest bank merger in a decade

BB&T agreed to buy Suntrust in the world’s biggest bank merger in a decade. This will create the sixth-largest bank in the country. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan predicted another round of

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February 17, 2019

Quality of life remains key for Espinosa’s projects

On a January afternoon, I had the opportunity to have coffee with Joseph Espinosa, executive director of Brighton Housing Authority, and talk to him about architecture, resident services and his goal of

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February 17, 2019

Right of first refusal ordinance brings complexities

The city of Denver predicts that nearly 2,000 apartment units within the city and county limits are at risk of converting from affordable-restricted units to market-rate units in the coming years; potentially

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February 17, 2019

Investor sentiments and trends in retail real estate

Posting a year-over-year increase in transaction volumes, it appears the consecutive decline in retail real estate trades has turned the corner. After surviving a few years of negative headlines and threats

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February 11, 2019

Best practices for this year’s CAM reconciliation process

This is the time of year for resolutions, for planning and for, many of us in commercial real estate, common area maintenance reconciliations. CAM (operating expense) reconciliation is a simple

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February 8, 2019

Crocs signs lease for 88,293 square feet at Atria

Atria

Casual footwear company Crocs Inc. will relocate its corporate headquarters from Niwot to Broomfield in 2020. The move is part of the company’s strategy for long-term, sustainable growth, including employee retention and recruitment. “Our business is strong and we continue to explore ways to meet the needs of our employees while investing in our future,”…

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February 5, 2019