Riverview at 1700 Platte Street

Going green is a growing priority in Denver

Whether it’s new energy benchmarking standards or a push for green rooftops, there’s a new sustainability-focused headline in Denver every week. In reality, the trend toward improving build


October 2, 2017
energy use dashboard

Is your BAS ready for winter?

As we get closer to the end of the year, some people get excited about football and the changing Aspens, while others get excited for ski trips to the mountains. Then, there is something no one


October 1, 2017
Map of US

We must continue to support, fund EPA’s Energy Star

By now most of you have heard the expression “what you measure, you manage.” If we take away the measuring tool, how do we assess performance? This is the exact situation we are facing if


July 3, 2017

Tips for staffing your maintenance team

Property managers are struggling to keep property engineers and facility maintenance teams staffed with qualified, enthusiastic employees. “It is definitely hard to find building engineers,” said Kim Lewis,

Michelle Askeland

July 2, 2017

Arc flashes pose serious danger for maintenance teams

Franklin’s approach to this important 18th century experiment may have been practiced with more safety and caution than the safety practices implemented at modern day buildings


July 2, 2017

Why weatherproofing service agreements matter

Whether you’re a property manager or property owner, one universal truth is clear: Your most valuable asset is the building for which you are charged to care, protect and generate returns. It goes without saying then that as protector, it is your duty to identify and mitigate the most


April 12, 2017

All managers should understand these financial concepts

Many property management companies advertise statements such as, “We treat the properties we manage as if they were our own.” For this statement to be true, property managers must constantly focus on maintaining and increasing the value of the real estate asset they’re


March 31, 2017
1670 Broadway management team

Young professionals seek management careers

If you attended the Colorado Real Estate Journal’s 14th annual Property Management Conference and Expo in February, you likely heard a panel discussion highlighting the careers of an exciting group of young commercial property management professionals. As is typical in this type of panel discussion, the opening question was, “How did you get into this business?” And, as also is typical, the response was generally


March 31, 2017

Meeting retrofit project goals

Energy retrofitting means including energy-efficiency processes in all building upgrades, renovations and repair activities related to a building’s energy-consuming systems. Systems may include the building


January 13, 2017

How to compare bids for your next paving project

As you watch your parking lot fill with snow, you know each new inch is additional work for you. The concrete and asphalt surrounding your building is the bridge each employee crosses every workday to do their job.


December 31, 2016