• Kentwood new office dazzles

    Kentwood Real Estate’s new DTC office is a mere nine-minute drive from the old space it was leasing in the Denver Tech Center. But the new space, in a brand-new $25 million office building at 4949 S. Niagara St. in the One DTC West district west of the tech center, is an entirely new experience for the 120 agents and...

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  • West End 38 breaks ground in Wheat Ridge

    West End 38 recently broke ground on a key corner in Wheat Ridge. West End 38 also is a groundbreaking development in Wheat Ridge. “This is the first new market-rate, mixed-use project of any size in Wheat Ridge since the early 1990s,” said Tyler Downs, a principal of Denver-based Wazee Partners, the developer of the $40 million project West End 38....

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  • Ultra Petroleum moving HQ to Inverness

    Ultra Petroleum Corp., a battered oil-and-gas exploration company, with little fanfare, recently announced it is moving its headquarters to the Denver area from Houston. Later this year, Ultra Petroleum, which trades on NASDQ under the symbol UPL, will close its Houston office and most likely move to an existing building in the Inverness Business Park where it already has a...

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  • Loup, Meranski ink a deal

    Loup Development and Western Centers are a lot alike. Both Loup and Western Centers are longtime family owned commercial real estate firms with decades of history of owning and managing small shopping centers and other properties in the Denver area and Colorado. Both firms have a reputation for treating tenants in their shopping centers like family. While Arnie Meranski, the...

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  • Mill Creek multifamily – Modera West Wash Park, Modera LoHi

    Mill Creek Residential is on a roll in Denver, with luxury apartment towers under construction at the edge of two ends of downtown. Dallas-based Mill Creek, the nation’s second largest apartment developer in 2017, also recently sold the 275-unit Modera Observatory Park apartment community near the University of Denver for $92.5 million. I spoke to Brian Wynne, senior managing director...

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  • REDI to tackle 64-acre Sheridan corridor

    REDI, or the Real Estate Diversity Initiative, in the coming months will be ready to help to redefine and redevelop a 64-acre parcel along South Sheridan Boulevard that was once a bustling retail site but now is a largely desolate swath in southwest Denver. REDI, an MBA-like real estate development for women and minorities, will play a role in helping...

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  • Bell Tower site under contract

    Bell Tower, if it had been built, arguably would have been the most architecturally unique tower ever to have graced Denver’s skyline. “The striking design and highly visible location will make it an instant landmark,” Ken Schroeppel, the creator of DenverInfill.com, told me in February 2009, when I was the real estate editor of the Rocky Mountain News. Buzz Geller, the...

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  • Capital Markets conference coming June 5

    Capital markets in commercial real estate, which has been on a bull run in Denver and nationwide, will be in the spotlight at a halfday conference June 5.  More than 300 industry leaders are expected to attend the 2018 Emerging Trends in Capital Markets Summit & Expo from noon until 4:45 p.m. The conference is expected to be the largest...

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  • Development dilemma: CREJ conference explores ‘What Would I Develop’

    Development question: Does it make any sense to bring more apartments, offices, retail projects to the Denver area today? “What would I develop?” is an especially intriguing question in the Denver area today, given the number of construction cranes dotting the landscape, rising labor and land costs, and increasing opposition to development from neighborhood groups and some politicians. Four top...

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  • Taxi, Mickey Zeppelin’s gritty vision

    Taxi, the mixed-use brainchild of urban pioneer Mickey Zeppelin, not only sparked the Renaissance of RiNo, one of Denver’s trendiest neighborhoods, but it predated it. While the River North Art District traces its roots to 2005, the former Yellow Cab campus at 3507 Ringsby Court first caught the attention of Zeppelin, a pioneer developer in what is now LoDo and...

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