Espinoza

Espinoza on Tennyson

Outgoing Denver City Council member Rafael Espinoza met with Rebchook Real Estate Corner at the Tenn Street Coffee & Books store at 4418 Tennyson St. on a recent sunny morning. That is where we began our tour of the Tennyson Street corridor between West 44thAvenue and 38thAvenue. It’s six blocks that formerly housed low-rise brick…

John Rebchook

May 31, 2019
Gage

Gage joins RE | Solutions

Patricia Gage had her hand in more than $1.75 billion in deals during her commercial real estate career in Denver. During her career, spanning more than three decades, Gage worked as a developer, lender and contractor. Her career path included executive level jobs at CoBiz Financial, Continuum Partners and what is now JPMorgan Chase. During…

John Rebchook

May 28, 2019
Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park 20 years old

Mark Smith first laid eyes on what would become Riverfront Park as a child in the 1950s. His father and grandfather both worked in the dairy equipment business and sometimes took him to the rail yards and gritty industrial wasteland in the Central Platte Valley behind Union Station. “It smelled like a slaughterhouse,” recalled Smith,…

John Rebchook

May 13, 2019
Carvell

Carvell on affordable housing

Affordable housing was the biggest issue in the recent mayoral and City Council elections in Denver, according to award-winning architect Chris Carvell. “Without question,” Carvell told Rebchook Real Estate Corner in late April, before Tuesday's elections in Denver. Carvell has been involved in designing and working closely with developers on affordable housing in Denver for…

John Rebchook

May 9, 2019
Isenberg

Isenberg, Gosch conversation at CREJ hotel conference

Walter Isenberg couldn’t have picked a better name than Sage Hospitality when he co-founded the hotel management, investment and development firm 35 years ago. That’s because if there was ever a “hotel sage” in Denver, it would be Isenberg. Hundreds of fortunate people can get a front row insight into what makes Isenberg tick later…

John Rebchook

May 6, 2019
workspace

Workspace conference coming

Given the strength of Denver’s economy, the office workspace has never been more important. “I think the workplace experience is the only differentiator if the playing field is level in terms of salary and benefits,” Gillian Hallock Johnson told Rebchook Real Estate Corner. Johnson, a principal at Eppstein Uhen Architects, will be one of the…

John Rebchook

May 1, 2019
Sewall

Sewall, Koelbel legacy continues

Two days after Thanksgiving 2016, developer Walter “Buz” Koelbel’s sister told their 91-year-old mother, Gene, that the new headquarters for the Sewall Child Development Center would be named The Koelbel Building. “My mom was mentally OK, but her body was failing her,” Koelbel recalled. “When my sister told her the Sewall board had voted to…

John Rebchook

April 17, 2019

Kimose joins Panorama

Veteran commercial real estate broker Eric J. Kimose is not and never has been an elephant hunter. That is, he never sought to sell the big, trophy properties that make headlines. As a brand-new broker with Marcus & Millichap’s Denver office in the mid-1990s, Kimose went to developers and real estate investors with this proposition:…

John Rebchook

April 15, 2019
NAI

NAI lands in Fort Collins

NAI Global, a worldwide network of commercial real estate offices, recently expanded its footprint in Colorado. Chrisland Inc., a successful boutique commercial real estate brokerage, investment and development firm in Fort Collins, joined NAI. Chrisland, founded in 2003, changed its name to Affinity Real Estate Partners Inc. The firm does business as NAI Affinity. “NAI…

John Rebchook

April 10, 2019
Brookings

Brookings ranks Denver No. 1

Denver stands alone in a national prosperity index, which includes improvement in racial inclusion, over a decade. The Brooking Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, analyzed prosperity in the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas from 2007 to 2017, as well as 2016-2017. Brookings Metro Monitor report, released late last month, tracked four metrics: growth, prosperity,…

John Rebchook

April 8, 2019

John Rebchook has been taking the pulse of the Denver-area and Colorado commercial real estate world for almost 35 years. He joined the editorial staff of CREJ in 2011. Prior to that, he was the Real Estate Editor of the Rocky Mountain News from 1983 until it closed in 2009.