The Meadows at Montbello

Low-budget designs still can have a big impact

After 17 years as an interior designer in Denver and as a Colorado native, I have been witness to all the changes the large influx of people to our state has brought. Clearly, somewhere along the line, we were

CREJ

November 20, 2017

Prolonged expansion supports calls for optimism

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job. The interviewer asks each of them, “What does one plus one equal?” The mathematician replies, “Two. Exactly two.” The accountant replies,

CREJ

November 20, 2017
Archer Tower

Airbnb: The $31 billion gorilla in the room

Revenue generated by the sharing economy totaled $15 billion in 2014, a figure expected to grow to $335 billion by 2025, propelled by exponential growth of Uber and that $31 billion gorilla in the room – Airbnb.

CREJ

November 13, 2017

Construction costs not diminishing profits, for now

A persistent gripe in developer circles is the constant upward movement of construction costs. This has been a substantial brake on the fast-moving train of new construction within the Denver market. Steadily rising

CREJ

November 13, 2017
Row of connected entry-level housing

Is entry-level housing a thing of the past?

Accessibility to entry-level housing in metro Denver is limited as product is scarce and construction costs soar. Prices for labor and materials are on the rise – contributing to the

Andy Hellman

August 15, 2017
Block of red brick historic apartments

City must preserve existing affordable housing

Dozens of cranes in the Denver skyline are an encouraging sign for many residents that the city’s economy is booming. New buildings populated with bright, modern apartments and

CREJ

August 14, 2017
Graph showing percentage of income spent on rent in different U.S. cities, Phoenix being low around 21%, Denver being around 25%, the national average being around 28%, and New York being the highest around 48%

How do Denver wages compare to Denver rents?

As a Denver native, I know firsthand how much our city has changed. I used to live southeast of Parker and Arapahoe roads, which was pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The only retail at

CREJ

August 14, 2017
Comp of the Day handshake image

Arapahoe & Douglas Counties Property Location: 1) 3535 S. Lafayette St., Englewood; 2) 9331 S. Colorado Blvd., Highlands Ranch; 9330 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch Property Description: 1) 22,074-sf, two-story medical building, YOC 2015, masonry; 2) 13,147-sf, two-story medical building, plus partially finished basement, YOC 2005;  3) 23,500-sf medical building, YOC 1997 (total 58,721 sf)…

John Winslow

July 13, 2017

How deep is the demand for high-end apartments?

One of the hallmarks of the current development boom has been the degree to which it has been focused almost exclusively on high-end apartments. Proponents say it represents a change in our

CREJ

May 11, 2017

Denver settles into the ‘new normal’ market

The Denver housing market’s consistent double-digit appreciation culminated in 2016 with increasingly low for-sale inventory (3,878 residential properties available at the end of February, the lowest monthly

CREJ

May 11, 2017