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
office lobby

How construction costs could affect your next project

Since the Great Recession ended, construction costs in Colorado have skyrocketed. The way property managers budget tenant improvement projects and building updates must be adjusted to take the rising costs into consideration. “In 2014, the costs of construction caught up with this rapid increase in demand, and we saw costs increase somewhere between 15 and 20

Michelle Askeland

January 15, 2016
Denver Club

Adding value through property management

Hunter Marr General manager of Unico Properties’ Denver portfolio Property management is not the most glamorous side of the commercial real estate industry. We are the boots on the ground, dealing with an infinite variety of issues that sometimes makes you laugh. If I had to relate property management in military terms, we are the…

Michelle Askeland

January 1, 2016
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…

Michelle Askeland

October 29, 2015

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.