Michelle Askeland is the quarterlies editor handling the Property Management Quarterly, Multifamily Properties Quarterly, Office Properties Quarterly and Retail Properties Quarterly publications for the Colorado Real Estate Journal. Prior to joining the CREJ, Michelle was the managing editor at RadioResource Media Group, where she helped publish a monthly domestic magazine and a quarterly international magazine as well as maintain the group’s online news presence. Michelle attended Colorado State University, where she earned a degree in technical journalism. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, dining out, working out, music and watching sports, hockey in particular.

Store closures spell opportunities in tight market

Despite national headlines of store closure and, locally, the bankruptcy of Sports Authority, the Denver retail real estate market has been largely unaffected.

Michelle Askeland

August 1, 2016

Purviance-Anderson shares management’s evolution

Judy Purviance-Anderson has many titles – Building Owners and Managers Association International Fellow, local BOMA past-president, licensed broker, general manager

Michelle Askeland

July 4, 2016

Shrinking units become a growing trend

Apartments are getting smaller and the mix of units is getting less diverse as the multifamily market tries to balance demand from population growth with relatively stagnant income growth.

Michelle Askeland

May 15, 2016

Beverage production makes its mark on retail

As the alcohol-beverage production industry becomes a larger economic contributor to the state, its commercial real estate footprint increases exponentially. And as this industry evolves to embrace a robust front-of-house as well as production, the retail component becomes more important.

Michelle Askeland

May 2, 2016

How to make your spec suite investment successful

spec suite

Spec suites – spaces that are built out by a building owner for the purpose of marketing a vacant suite or floor – are growing in popularity and in size, with new projects devoting entire floors and buildings to spec space.

Michelle Askeland

April 4, 2016

Light rail’s impact on office is undeniable

In the past five years, prices for the land surrounding light-rail stations have doubled and, in some areas, tripled on a cost per-square-foot basis. One example is the Village Center Station near the Arapahoe light-rail station. About four years ago, the land was valued around $21 a square foot, and now it’s $60 a sf, said Tim Harrington, executive managing director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. At the other end of the line, property downtown within proximity of light rail has skyrocketed. It now ranges from $300 to $600 a sf.

Michelle Askeland

March 14, 2016

The resurgence of urban food markets

A Saturday at The Source photo

Urban food markets are having a moment. Following the August 2013 opening of The Source in River North, this year will see the opening of two new urban food markets – The Central Market at 2669 Larimer St., and Stanley Marketplace at 2501 Dallas St., in Aurora. Additionally, The Source’s marketplace is adding 20,000 square feet of space along with a 7,000-sf roof-deck beer garden and pool, as well as a 100-key connected hotel.

Michelle Askeland

January 30, 2016

The evolution of co-working in Denver

Thrive co-working space in Denver

Co-working is an unavoidable buzzword in Denver. In the few short years dedicated co-working space has had a presence in the city, the definition has evolved from a strictly communal environment to one that often embraces private offices as well as community areas. The long-term effects of what this new office environment means to the…

Michelle Askeland

January 22, 2016

Know your building’s risk profile

In light of recent terrorist attacks and active shooter incidents in Paris, California and Colorado Springs, the role property managers play in protecting their tenants as well as their building assets is more important than ever. “Security is really front of mind for all of our property manager customers right now,” said Steve Claton, president…

Michelle Askeland

January 22, 2016

Nienkerk thrives in busy management environment

To many people, managing two Class A office properties with over 550,000 square feet in the Denver Tech Center would be a daunting responsibility. Managing a family of four children, ranging from five-year-old twins to a freshman in college, is another full-time, overwhelming job. On top of that, throw in a revolving door of foster puppies and board member responsibilities for a corporate office association, and you’ve got a day in the life of Michelle Nienkerk.

Michelle Askeland

January 19, 2016