Rapidly increasing tax assessments hit real estate

As property values throughout Colorado continue to soar, property taxes now are higher than ever. Commercial property in Denver is taxed at a 29% assessment rate, multiplied by the mill levy.


March 23, 2020

Rising construction costs impact capital markets

Denver is in the midst of strong development in nearly all commercial real estate asset types. In conjunction with high development demand comes increased, and still increasing, construction pricing.


March 20, 2020

Keeping Denver on the menu

After enjoying consecutive years as one of the hottest markets in the country for investment and corporate real estate relocations and expansions, it appears there is a sense of market maturity among


March 16, 2020

2020 vision: Economic forecast for metro Denver

Is our vision crystal clear or clouded by contradictory information in 2020? Slower growth in China and other key trading partners, tariffs and trade disputes, market disruptions due to COVID-19 and


March 16, 2020

Technology sector influences creative office space

Over the past few decades, technology has grown explosively, becoming ubiquitous in our professional and personal lives. As an economic engine, the technology sector is potent – a fast-growing, high-wage,


March 15, 2020

Denver on the cusp of becoming tier 1 tech hub

Denver has an incredible window of opportunity ahead of itself. Areas with high concentrations or clusters of rapidly growing tech firms have created economic growth and changed office market dynamics. Tech companies leased more than


December 20, 2019

Office developers: Please look closer at Golden

First, there’s the hard data: There is 3 million square feet of office space with Golden addresses. Office vacancy stands at 5.4% with a 5% rental rate increase over the last year. Golden has had a positive 78,000 sf of absorption in the past 24


December 19, 2019

How tariffs may stunt construction & leasing

Regardless of political leanings, American companies are girding for a rough ride if the tariff situation bleeds into the new year. After some 17 months, the Trump administration’s cat-and-mouse trade war with China shows few signs of resolution


December 16, 2019

Space invaders! Tech ‘aliens’ abduct office space

Snowflake, Robinhood, Freshworks, Checkr, Udemy, Snapdocs, Fastly, Pivotal, Slack, Salesforce, Gusto, Xactly. To the naked eye, this looks like a menu of available options for Playstation or XBox. To the Denver commercial real estate


December 15, 2019

The leasing vs. owning decision in today’s market

For office tenants that have had to stomach increasing lease rates, which are up a staggering 38% in metro Denver since they bottomed out in 2010, the idea of owning their own building or condo is


September 22, 2019