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

Westwood Crossing enjoys hard-fought success

The southwest corner of South Irving Street and West Alameda Avenue in Denver was once occupied by a neighborhood bar, inside which lived the goal posts that stood in the south end zone of Mile High Stadium the first


November 19, 2018

Cap rates vs. interest rates: Should anyone really care?

The relationship among interest rates and cap rates has been studied, explored and analyzed ad infinitum. On a macro level, it’s a relationship worth exploring. On a micro (or individual asset) level, I’m not so sure. What’s


November 18, 2018

Will rising interest rates slow down the market?

Will rising interest rates slow down the market? In a word, no. At least, not in the short term. Interest rates that continue to creep up have not had a major impact on Front Range lending activity. While interest rates are on


August 27, 2018

Shaping communities through systems thinking

A wise man once noticed that as his cows were grazing, they were getting lost, one blade of grass at a time. Not only did one cow get lost this way, but also, accordingly, the entire herd would follow and end up in far-off


August 26, 2018

All In Denver shares results from city housing poll

All In Denver is a nonprofit advocacy organization that believes an equitable city is where all people have the opportunity to prosper and thrive. Formed in 2016 by a group of housing, planning, education and arts


August 17, 2018