Investor sentiments and trends in retail real estate

Posting a year-over-year increase in transaction volumes, it appears the consecutive decline in retail real estate trades has turned the corner. After surviving a few years of negative headlines and threats

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February 11, 2019

Impressive market fundamentals strengthen investment activity

Record-low unemployment levels, increased consumer spending and robust residential development have continued to bolster a high-performing retail landscape across the Colorado Front Range.

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February 4, 2019

Airport dining: Reaching new heights at DIA

Some of Colorado’s favorite eateries will have a home at Denver International Airport’s Great Hall when the ongoing renovation is finished in late 2021. The overall project includes four phases, with

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February 3, 2019

Lending expectations for preferred property types

Retail lending in 2019 is anticipated to increase compared to last year as lenders and equity investors continue to get more comfortable with how the evolution of omnichannel retail sales impacts bricks-

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February 3, 2019

The changing buyer profile of retail properties

The parties at the closing table for retail properties in Colorado are drastically different today compared to the past. As Colorado’s economy continues to accelerate and its population continues to grow, investors

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January 8, 2019

Private capital retail sector: What are we selling?

Private capital, multitenant retail investment offerings have never experienced such a wide range of valuations. Pick any metric; the statement will apply: cap rate, price per square foot, projected internal rate of return, etc.

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January 8, 2019

How rocky is the Colorado grocery business?

While The Fresh Market’s closure of 15 stores in July had a minimal impact on the commercial real estate landscape, the upscale grocer’s pullback may suggest additional challenges in the grocery industry.

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November 11, 2018

A guide to Colorado-specific laws in retail leases

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Behind every successful retail relationship is a carefully negotiated lease. I am not saying this just because I’m a leasing attorney (OK, maybe partly). A lease agreement inherently guides the operation of a retail space. When

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November 9, 2018

Coworking: Coming to a center near you?

With an estimated 43 percent of the U.S. labor force working remotely at least some of the time and the sharing economy in full swing, it seems that shared office space is the next major opportunity in real estate. In fact,

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November 5, 2018

Sears bankruptcy leads industry to a crossroads

When Sears filed Chapter 11 protection on Oct. 15, the typical churn of media headlines and shopping center doom-and-gloom news cycle began anew. Quicker than it started, however, it spun, and the coverage began to

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November 4, 2018