• NZE leasing explored at sustainability conference

    NZE, or more precisely Net Zero Energy, leasing is the final panel at the Sustainability: Achieving the Next Level conference sponsored by the Colorado Real Estate Journal. You will want to stay for that panel, even if you don’t qualify for the four hours of continuing education credit. The half-day conference, CREJ’s principal Green Building event of the year, will be...

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  • PACE yourself at CREJ C-PACE conference

    PACE yourself. C-PACE your commercial building, that is. C-PACE is acronym for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy. While the name is quite a mouthful, this new and innovative financing tool is a great way for commercial property owners to help the environment while saving money. CREJ is sponsoring a half-day conference on C-PACE on the morning of April 26. C-PACE...

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  • Medley bringing scrap metal biz, good works to Commerce City

    George Medley spent his last stint in jail in the Adams County Detention Center in 2004. Today (April 13), Ben Gelt is scheduled to submit plans to Commerce City’s planning commission for Medley’s new home for his Denver Scrap Metal and Recycling – an operation with $12 million in revenues. The jail is less than a 30-minute drive from Medley’s...

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  • Alzheimer’s author headlines CREJ conference

    Alzheimer’s care has improved by every measure in the three decades that Megan Carnarius has devoted to the memory care field. Everything from the color schemes in memory care facilities to the sensitivity of how family members treat someone with Alzheimer’s is different today, said Carnarius, author of the book, “A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias.” “Watching memory care...

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  • Zocalo plans 16-story tower by Sloan’s Lake

    Zocalo Community Development plans to build a luxury 16-story condo tower near the increasingly trendy Sloan’s Lake Park. The energy-efficient and yet unnamed development, with a total of 515,400 square feet, would be built on a parking lot at the former Beth Israel Hospital. The development also would include an unusually large affordable workforce rental component. The development at West...

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  • Denver real estate a relative bargain

    Denver real estate is a bargain…at least if you are coming from San Francisco. Pilot John R. Tennyson late last year moved from San Francisco to Denver. Tennyson, a pilot with Southwest Airlines, brings a mile-high perspective to the Mile High city’s real estate, which has never been more expensive. In Denver, Tennyson was able to buy a brand-new townhome in a...

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  • Honesty only policy for Campus Lounge owner

    Honesty. I was impressed by an article in the Denver Post last month about the closing of the Campus Lounge near the University of Denver, after the new owners had operated it for less than six months. Closing the iconic restaurant/bar, of course, didn’t impress me. It’s always sad when a business closes, especially a restaurant like the Campus Lounge....

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  • Senior housing conference by CREJ

    Senior housing is aging well in the Denver area, but there is a bit of oversupply in the sector, keeping it from going through another growth spurt. “I think we are going to have a very strong 2018 for senior housing in Denver,” said Pamela Pyms, managing director for the Denver office of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. Pyms will...

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  • Medical office building conference sponsored by CREJ

    Medical office buildings are outperforming the overall office market, boasting higher rents and lower vacancy rates. In other words, medical office buildings, or MOBs, comprise a very healthy asset class in the Denver area and in Colorado. “The demand for medical office building space continues to expand in metro Denver by way of population growth, a rising older population and...

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  • Task force could pave way for collaboration

    Task force. Tragedy. Thoughtlessness. These trio of words resonated with me as antidevelopment rhetoric has reached a fevered pitch in Denver. A new Landmark Ordinance Task Force meets today for the first time that hopefully will set the stage for more collaborative and civil exchanges between preservationists, property owners and developers. My initial idea was to kick off the column...

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