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Boulder to see first net-zero development

A 100,000-square-foot office/retail development in Boulder will break ground in more ways than one. “We’re the first net-zero project in Boulder and one of the first in the country that I know of that hasn’t been built by either the government or a foundation,” said Andrew Bush of Morgan Creek Ventures in Boulder. A joint…

Kris Oppermann Stern

November 30, 2015

Cherry Creek North hot

Cherry Creek North is firing on all cylinders. Businesses in Cherry Creek North generated about $10 million in retail sales tax revenue for the City and County of Denver last year, which is believed to be a record. And Cherry Creek North is only getting started as far as revving its economic generation engine. “I…

Kris Oppermann Stern

November 28, 2015

Alberta unveils Castle Rock tenants

Alberta Development Partners and Forum Real Estate Group are announced a flurry of tenants that soon will open in their Promenade at Castle Rock shopping center. Blocks 7 and 8 near the interchange of Interstate 25 and Meadows Parkway will be the first phase of the project to open. Kneaders Bakery & Cafe opened earlier…

Kris Oppermann Stern

November 2, 2015
Union Station

Trends in action: Union Station wing buildings

The Union Station wing office buildings – often referred to as One Union Station and the IMA Building – exemplify many of the trends the Denver office property market is witnessing. A large part of both buildings’ success – each sold for over $600 per square foot to GLL Real Estate Partners, a German-based international asset…

Kris Oppermann Stern

October 29, 2015

Granite to build 300,000-sf spec office building

Granite Properties will change the Greenwood Village skyline with a 10-story speculative office building that will bring high-quality space to the southeast suburban submarket. “As owners of Plaza Tower One, and we see firsthand the demand for Class A office space, and the shortage of high-quality space in the market,” said Stephanie Lawrence, Granite Properties…

Kris Oppermann Stern

October 5, 2015

Bradburn Village retail expanded

Continuum Partners, a Denver-based firm specializing in building urban, mixed-use developments, announced today the latest addition to its Bradburn Village development in Westminster: the Bradburn Village West Building. This new retail building will be at 4550 Main St. and will have 15,200 square feet of retail space, most of which has already been leased. The…

Kris Oppermann Stern

September 23, 2015

Niederman, Hutto to develop One DTC West

A 75,500-square-foot Class AA office building will be developed on the bustling East Belleview Avenue corridor in Denver Tech Center West. Kentwood Real Estate CEO Peter Niederman and Frank Hutto, a Denver energy industry executive, will develop One DTC West, an approximately $24 million project, at the northwest corner of East Belleview Avenue and South…

Kris Oppermann Stern

September 14, 2015

Owner hands over reins to Elephant Corral

After 24 years of ownership, Elcor Partners Ltd. has decided to let someone else take the reins of an important piece of Denver’s history. “It was time,” Bill Saslow of Elcor Partners said of the Elephant Corral, an office property Stoltz Real Estate Partners bought for $17 million. “There’s been so much interest in properties…

Kris Oppermann Stern

February 16, 2015

Dr. Asher buys apartment community

Dr. W.L. Asher runs a weight loss clinic in Littleton. But through his Asher Investments, he also has been an avid investor in apartments in the Denver metro area since the 1970s. Late last year, Asher Investments purchased the 297-unit Alta Harvest Station from its developer, Wood Partners, for just under $64.5 million. The sale…

Kris Oppermann Stern

January 18, 2015

Castle Rock getting one of the largest new malls in the U.S.

A joint venture between Denver developers Alberta Development Partners and Forum Real Estate Group has acquired a 200-acre property in Castle Rock where the companies are planning to develop a $177 million destination shopping center. Located just off Interstate 25 at U.S. Highway 85, The Promenade at Castle Rock will have four distinct districts that…

Kris Oppermann Stern

November 17, 2014

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends in design, construction, interior design, development and more. Kris joined CREJ as an editor in 1998, after serving as editor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Kris earned her Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not covering Colorado’s commercial AEC community, she enjoys Pilates, reading, traveling, walking her Golden Retriever and cheering on her hockey-playing son.