A Saturday at The Source photo

The resurgence of urban food markets

Urban food markets are having a moment. Following the August 2013 opening of The Source in River North, this year will see the opening of two new urban food markets – The Central Market at 2669 Larimer St., and Stanley Marketplace at 2501 Dallas St., in Aurora. Additionally, The Source’s marketplace is adding 20,000 square feet of space along with a 7,000-sf roof-deck beer garden and pool, as well as a 100-key connected hotel.

Michelle Askeland

January 30, 2016
Denver skyline

Diners clamor for more and more restaurant options

Restaurateurs have an appetite for Denver, evidenced by the fact that 235 new restaurants opened in the greater metro area in 2015, according to the Colorado Restaurant Association. In 2014, approximately 300 new restaurants opened. The numbers might seem staggering, but dining trends and our desire to eat out are not only keeping many of these restaurants in business, but also allowing many to flourish.

CREJ

January 30, 2016
Vacant space chart

Front Range retail shines in 2015, into 2016

Wow, 2015 was yet another strong year in the Denver retail market as the state continues to attract retailers from all over the nation. Our well-diversified economy, increase in population, almost record-low unemployment and increases in salaries contribute to the growth of Denver. It is the sixth fastest-growing city in the nation and the second-best city to start a new business, according to Forbes.

CREJ

January 29, 2016

New wood-frame codes allow for more flexibility

From the construction of tenements in the 1800s to the high-rise steel and concrete luxury residential towers built today, for-rent housing has come a long way. But one constant is the use of wood to build rental housing. Over the years, architects and engineers have pushed the limits of what wood can do, and the adoption of the 2015 International Building Code allows this to continue.

CREJ

January 26, 2016
infographic in-state vs. out-of-state buyers

Out-of-state buyers show affinity for Colorado

Purchasing an apartment building in Colorado has proven to be challenging due to the growing number of buyers lining up to acquire a limited number of available properties. For certain assets, it is not uncommon to receive upward of 20 offers.

CREJ

January 25, 2016
Rent trends chart

Pre-1990 construction cap rates closing the gap

The vitality and distinctiveness of the Denver economy are driving new businesses and households to relocate to the metro, propelling apartment demand at a rate greater than supply growth. Drawn by the strong job market and high quality of life, new residents boosted population growth in the last year to more than double the national average.

CREJ

January 25, 2016
Thrive co-working space in Denver

The evolution of co-working in Denver

Co-working is an unavoidable buzzword in Denver. In the few short years dedicated co-working space has had a presence in the city, the definition has evolved from a strictly communal environment to one that often embraces private offices as well as community areas. The long-term effects of what this new office environment means to the…

Michelle Askeland

January 22, 2016

Know your building’s risk profile

In light of recent terrorist attacks and active shooter incidents in Paris, California and Colorado Springs, the role property managers play in protecting their tenants as well as their building assets is more important than ever. “Security is really front of mind for all of our property manager customers right now,” said Steve Claton, president…

Michelle Askeland

January 22, 2016
first blossom

Hoping for the Best, Resilient Design Plans for the Worst

If you’ve grown weary of the ever-expanding use and interpretation of the word “sustainability,” you may want to add the term “resiliency” to your lexicon. Equally broad and important in its intent; resilient design looks beyond energy modeling (and point-chasing) in favor of what the Resilient Design Institute defines as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and disruption of normal life.” Rather than react, resilient des

Building Dialogue

January 21, 2016

Nienkerk thrives in busy management environment

To many people, managing two Class A office properties with over 550,000 square feet in the Denver Tech Center would be a daunting responsibility. Managing a family of four children, ranging from five-year-old twins to a freshman in college, is another full-time, overwhelming job. On top of that, throw in a revolving door of foster puppies and board member responsibilities for a corporate office association, and you’ve got a day in the life of Michelle Nienkerk.

Michelle Askeland

January 19, 2016