Tips to maintain your plazas and walkways
All buildings have plazas and walkways for pedestrian access. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be built with concrete,
CREJJuly 15, 2016
Purviance-Anderson shares management’s evolution
Judy Purviance-Anderson has many titles – Building Owners and Managers Association International Fellow, local BOMA past-president, licensed broker, general manager
Michelle AskelandJuly 4, 2016
Know these out-of-pocket risks for hail damage
Some properties, whether an office complex, multifamily housing complex, manufacturing facility or other, sustain frequent damage for various reasons, including hail.
CREJJuly 4, 2016
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 AskelandApril 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.
CREJApril 3, 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 AskelandJanuary 22, 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 AskelandJanuary 19, 2016
Landlords, property managers: Beware of the ‘flip factor’
Many property managers are discovering that closing up an open-office floor plan after a tenant vacates the property can be challenging, especially if the original build-out was for a more traditional company. Open-plan characteristics can vary widely, but most consist of 12-foot ceilings (or higher); exposed ductwork; perimeter windows, if available; very low or no walls; and concrete slab or other hard-surface flooring. Throw in sprinkler realignment, suspended lighting, and a general aesthetic cleanup of excess wiring, old paint, dust and dirt, and the open plan bears virtually no resemblance to the
CREJJanuary 15, 2016
How construction costs could affect your next project
Since the Great Recession ended, construction costs in Colorado have skyrocketed. The way property managers budget tenant improvement projects and building updates must be adjusted to take the rising costs into consideration. “In 2014, the costs of construction caught up with this rapid increase in demand, and we saw costs increase somewhere between 15 and 20
Michelle AskelandJanuary 15, 2016