Problems with using IRA for RE investments

Peter McFarland Associate attorney, Estill & Long LLC, Denver Many real estate investors have heard about the benefits of using self-directed individual retirement accounts to fund their latest ventures into the real estate market. There are many companies conducting seminars and webinars that sell the investor on this idea. I know firsthand because our office…

Jennifer Hayes

December 8, 2015

Positive signs for future of hotel industry

Dave Johnstone Chief investment officer of hospitality, McWhinney, Denver Despite the volatile nature of the oil industry, the national economy has gotten back on track over the past five years, which has resulted in a change in consumer behavior across the country. With a stable economy, consumers are now making more money, which allows them…

Jennifer Hayes

November 29, 2015

Apartment properties trade for $23.6M

A Greenwood Village-based buyer continues to grow its Colorado Springs portfolio, most recently with the purchase of a pair of properties for $23.6 million. Vukota Capital Management paid $18.35 million for the 312-unit Residence at Austin Bluffs and $5.25 million for the 92-unit Chestnut Springs. Both Residence at Austin Bluffs and Chestnut Springs combine historically…

Jennifer Hayes

November 29, 2015

‘Colorado-modern’ aesthetic arrives

It’s a new Southwest Plaza. The 1.3-million-square-foot shopping center located at 8501 W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton underwent a $75 million redevelopment that brought a host of new tenants and a Colorado modern aesthetic. Redevelopment began in April 2014 to update the 1983 mall – a redevelopment that touched nearly every aspect of the retail…

Jennifer Hayes

November 29, 2015

Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and retail news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. She also covers the finance market as well as solicits bylines articles and is editor of the Health Care Properties Quarterly. Before joining the Colorado Real Estate Journal, Jennifer served as the assistant sports information director at Texas A&M-Commerce. She earned her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in education from A&M-Commerce. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and son, learning the ways of being a hockey mom, sports, reading and baking.