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
Businessman Working

Life companies shift focus for new year

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
EchoPark Automotive

Auto retail adapts to changing consumer habits

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

Michelle Askeland

November 7, 2016
Scheels All Sports Store

Retail follows 3 trends in Northern Colorado

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
Arvada Marketplace

Insights into Arvada Marketplace’s redevelopment

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

Beverage production makes its mark on retail

As the alcohol-beverage production industry becomes a larger economic contributor to the state, its commercial real estate footprint increases exponentially. And as this industry evolves to embrace a robust front-of-house as well as production, the retail component becomes more important.

Michelle Askeland

May 2, 2016

Alley activation makes its Denver entrance

There are underutilized gathering spaces in Denver’s real estate – alleys. When alleys are activated, or specifically designed to function as community gathering spaces, they can create unique places that engage visitors.

CREJ

May 2, 2016