Suburbs clamor for urban restaurant concepts

Los Chingones

During recent conversations with chefs and restaurateurs who are competing for patrons in Denver’s urban core, I learned that the going is highly competitive. And it’s no wonder. Literally dozens of restaurants opened in downtown Denver’s urban neighborhoods

CREJ

January 27, 2017

Denver’s tale of 2 different retail markets

Denver total retail market balance

In the seven years since the downturn in 2009, Denver’s retail market has tightened considerably from the high of nearly 10 percent vacant space. Despite an improving national economy, corporate closings have continued – notably Safeway in 2015 and Sports

CREJ

January 27, 2017

The beauty industry embraces dominant retail role

Beauty retailers – from traditional spas to highly specialized niches – are taking on a more dominant role in our retail landscape as landlords look for tenants that offer experiential retail and insulation from e-commerce. And these “beauty” retailers are responding

Michelle Askeland

January 27, 2017

Life companies shift focus for new year

Businessman Working

The commercial real estate lending market has remained strong for the duration of 2016, however, this past year also presented unexpected

CREJ

November 9, 2016

Auto retail adapts to changing consumer habits

EchoPark Automotive

Automobile retailers are facing many of the same challenges other retail industries are struggling to overcome.

Michelle Askeland

November 7, 2016

Retail follows 3 trends in Northern Colorado

Scheels All Sports Store

The redevelopment of two regional malls, Costco’s long-awaited opening and a highly unique retailer’s search for a Northern Colorado

CREJ

October 28, 2016

Insights into Arvada Marketplace’s redevelopment

Arvada Marketplace

We acquired Arvada Marketplace, along with its neighboring shopping center Arvada Connection, in August 2015.

CREJ

October 28, 2016

Store closures spell opportunities in tight market

Despite national headlines of store closure and, locally, the bankruptcy of Sports Authority, the Denver retail real estate market has been largely unaffected.

Michelle Askeland

August 1, 2016

Has the market for shopping centers peaked?

One of the most common questions we hear these days is, “How much longer will this up cycle last?” The current economic expansion has been in effect for 84 months,

CREJ

July 31, 2016

Political turbulence impacts real estate plans

While the adage “the only thing constant is change” remains true about life, commercial real estate developers and investors crave certainty to make good business decisions.

CREJ

July 30, 2016