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The Influence of Design on the Learning Environment

While every prospective student has his own criteria for choosing a college, campus appearance influences the decision between 62 and 80 percent of prospective students.

Building Dialogue

May 3, 2016

Beverage production makes its mark on retail

As the alcohol-beverage production industry becomes a larger economic contributor to the state, its commercial real estate footprint increases exponentially. And as this industry evolves to embrace a robust front-of-house as well as production, the retail component becomes more important.

Michelle Askeland

May 2, 2016

Alley activation makes its Denver entrance

There are underutilized gathering spaces in Denver’s real estate – alleys. When alleys are activated, or specifically designed to function as community gathering spaces, they can create unique places that engage visitors.

CREJ

May 2, 2016
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Boulder by Nature

From the outside, the notion of real estate development is generally seen as a straightforward equation of risk and reward. Those willing to assume the largest of risks lead the line for the greatest rewards and behind them builders, architects, engineers, subcontractors, material suppliers and myriad others eagerly cue up in a revenue chain led by the daring few who see prosperous potential on every corner.

Building Dialogue

April 18, 2016
Cucina Colore

A Passion for a City and its Architecture

Denver architect Jeffrey Sheppard is passionate about architecture. His eye for thoughtful design is matched only by his enduring drive to understand and maximize the human response to the built environment, while elevating the quality of design in the world around us.

Building Dialogue

April 5, 2016
spec suite

How to make your spec suite investment successful

Spec suites – spaces that are built out by a building owner for the purpose of marketing a vacant suite or floor – are growing in popularity and in size, with new projects devoting entire floors and buildings to spec space.

Michelle Askeland

April 4, 2016

The office ‘fun’ factor: Why does it matter?

I recently moderated a panel at the Colorado Real Estate Journal’s 13th Annual Property Management Symposium. The panel, comprising Doug Wulf of Cushman & Wakefield, Jamie Gard of NGKF and Alec Wynne of Avison Young, was focused on the competitive nature of office spaces in the current market.

CREJ

April 3, 2016
Jeppesen Terminal

Leading the Way: Peña Set the Stage for Today’s Success

The Honorable Federico F. Peña, Denver mayor from 1983 to 1991 and Secretary of the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation in the Clinton Administration, offers a unique perspective on the evolution of Denver.

Building Dialogue

March 14, 2016

Light rail’s impact on office is undeniable

In the past five years, prices for the land surrounding light-rail stations have doubled and, in some areas, tripled on a cost per-square-foot basis. One example is the Village Center Station near the Arapahoe light-rail station. About four years ago, the land was valued around $21 a square foot, and now it’s $60 a sf, said Tim Harrington, executive managing director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. At the other end of the line, property downtown within proximity of light rail has skyrocketed. It now ranges from $300 to $600 a sf.

Michelle Askeland

March 14, 2016

Financial-tech firms alter financial services industry

For a rapidly growing worldwide phenomenon that is bringing about significant change within the financial services community, it is surprising that the term “FinTech” still is relatively unknown. At the confluence of finance and technology, FinTech is defined as “an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial systems more efficient,” according to Wharton FinTech. The term can encompass a wide array of financial services ranging from payments, investments, financing, insurance and more. Companies

CREJ

March 14, 2016