How it all relates: Student debt, rents and mortgages

True to form, the relationship between student loan debt and homeownership rate has proven to be adversarial, as monthly student loan payments reduce one’s ability to obtain a mortgage.


February 25, 2019

Betters retires from Loveland Housing Authority

In November, Colorado’s longest-serving public housing authority executive director retired. When Sam Betters, of the Loveland Housing Authority, was asked why he decided to step down, he simply


February 24, 2019

Strong metrics keep sentiment cautiously optimistic

Overlook at Mile Hig

At the end of January, what felt like the entire multifamily industry in North America converged on the scene in San Diego for the National Multifamily Housing Council annual meeting. The week at NMHC


February 22, 2019

What’s the future of parking for multifamily projects?

In the world of planning, design, finance and development, parking has become a necessary evil. You need parking to satisfy the demands of zoning and finance, and to attract customers to a multifamily


February 18, 2019

Quality of life remains key for Espinosa’s projects

On a January afternoon, I had the opportunity to have coffee with Joseph Espinosa, executive director of Brighton Housing Authority, and talk to him about architecture, resident services and his goal of


February 17, 2019

Right of first refusal ordinance brings complexities

The city of Denver predicts that nearly 2,000 apartment units within the city and county limits are at risk of converting from affordable-restricted units to market-rate units in the coming years; potentially


February 17, 2019

Plain and simple: Colorado needs more housing

We face real challenges to the affordable housing issue. In both the public and political arena, the increase in demand for attainable housing, coupled with hurdles to create more housing, is a growing problem.


November 26, 2018

Englewood succeeds in offering affordable option

The pace of growth in the Denver region in recent years has generated an unprecedented level of investment in real estate development, new and expanding businesses, and new residents. Two challenging impacts from this rapidly


November 25, 2018

A Q&A about the Denver multifamily market

In October, Newmark Knight Frank Multifamily Vice Chairman Shane Ozment emceed and presented at Colorado Real Estate Journal’s 2018 Fall Multifamily Conference. Ozment, specializing in the marketing and sale


November 23, 2018

Dispelling the myth: Downtown is not overbuilt

With 10,200 apartment units either under construction or in planning in downtown Denver (according to Apartment Insights’ third-quarter data), many are speculating that the market is overbuilt. Ten thousand is a big number –


November 19, 2018