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
A Saturday at The Source photo

The resurgence of urban food markets

Urban food markets are having a moment. Following the August 2013 opening of The Source in River North, this year will see the opening of two new urban food markets – The Central Market at 2669 Larimer St., and Stanley Marketplace at 2501 Dallas St., in Aurora. Additionally, The Source’s marketplace is adding 20,000 square feet of space along with a 7,000-sf roof-deck beer garden and pool, as well as a 100-key connected hotel.

Michelle Askeland

January 30, 2016
Denver skyline

Diners clamor for more and more restaurant options

Restaurateurs have an appetite for Denver, evidenced by the fact that 235 new restaurants opened in the greater metro area in 2015, according to the Colorado Restaurant Association. In 2014, approximately 300 new restaurants opened. The numbers might seem staggering, but dining trends and our desire to eat out are not only keeping many of these restaurants in business, but also allowing many to flourish.

CREJ

January 30, 2016
Vacant space chart

Front Range retail shines in 2015, into 2016

Wow, 2015 was yet another strong year in the Denver retail market as the state continues to attract retailers from all over the nation. Our well-diversified economy, increase in population, almost record-low unemployment and increases in salaries contribute to the growth of Denver. It is the sixth fastest-growing city in the nation and the second-best city to start a new business, according to Forbes.

CREJ

January 29, 2016