embassy suites boulder

Two Hilton Hotel Brands Arrive in Boulder

It’s a blue sky Colorado day and Jim Johnson, founding partner of Denver’s Johnson Nathan Strohe architecture and design firm, is sitting across the street from the two-hotel project he’s been spearheading in central Boulder. Asked what he’s most proud of with this project, Johnson responds without a second of hesitation, as if he’s been pondering the question for a while.

Building Dialogue

September 24, 2017

The law of urb-suburban office attraction

Boisterous headlines do not capture the full story of office availability rates throughout metro Denver. To the untrained eye, every crane in the skyline may appear to be another office building


September 18, 2017

Where is under $20M private capital coming from?

Many of us have heard about the foreign capital buying up Class A projects in downtown Denver and the southeast market. Foreign capital originating from Germany, Mexico, Korea and Bahrain


September 18, 2017
park hyatt beaver creek

Life Moves Pretty Fast: GE Johnson 50 Years Later

Life moves pretty fast – if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. The famous counsel given to Generation X by Farris Buhler in 1986 always seems to take a minute to settle in, but that’s the point. Fifty years from GE Johnson Construction Co.’s 1967 founding, Chief Executive Officer Jim Johnson also finds benefit in reflection.

Building Dialogue

September 17, 2017
csu stadium

Colorado State Stadium: Rams Charge Back to Campus

After 48 years, Colorado State University’s football team is coming home. The Rams played for the last time at off-campus Hughes Stadium in late 2016, after 262 games, not to mention a few gigs by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and other rock legends.

Building Dialogue

September 4, 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


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


August 14, 2017
Reception desk at the former Girl Scouts headquarters

Transforming, Occupying Former Girl Scouts HQ

With the goal to own its own building in an eclectic Denver neighborhood, Unique Properties chose the former Girl Scouts Headquarters Building at 400 S. Broadway to be its new home. This 1965, three-story, brick building bordering the West Washington Park and Baker neighborhoods was the opportunity the group was looking for to represent its…

Building Dialogue

August 14, 2017
Overhead view of product section in grocery store

Supermarkets must enhance the shopping experience

Development of new stores by the conventional supermarkets has slowed, and many observers believe that conventional supermarkets face a new threat from internet giant


August 7, 2017