• CREJ’s single-tenant NNN conference on tap

    Single-tenant triple-net (NNN) investments are “like the bonds of commercial real estate investing,” according to Drew Isaac. And with the stable income generated by leases from national tenants such as Walgreens and Starbucks, they are increasingly popular with investors seeking higher yields than they can achieve from Treasurys and many other fixed-income vehicles, but with less risk than from investing...

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  • Multifamily conference coming March 8

    Multifamily mystery. Stock market volatility. Interest rates rising. Tax law changes. These are just three macroeconomic variables that could impact the multifamily market in the Denver area as well as the nation. The impacts of this trifecta of changes are likely to be topics touched upon by more than a dozen experts who will address an anticipated audience of more...

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  • Roof replacements to cost a lot of green

    Roof replacements in Denver rolled out to what may have been a record in 2017. The city of Denver issued 18,475 permits for new roofs last year, 54.6 percent more than the 12,016 in 2016, according to data from Denver Community Planning and Development. Overall, permit activity in Denver was up 17 percent in 2017 from 2016. It’s not surprising...

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  • Context key for architect Craine

    Context is everything when architect Dan Craine is designing buildings in Denver’s urban neighborhood, and even in suburban locales like Castle Rock and Arvada. But context doesn’t mean that every new building is necessarily the size and height of what has gone before it, according to Craine, principal and founder of his namesake firm, Craine Architecture. “We do a lot...

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  • Condo boutiques like Ivy next wave in Denver

    Condo fever is sweeping the Denver area market in the wake of legislators addressing the construction defect issue almost a year ago. JK – just kidding, as my daughter used to say when she was in elementary school. Last year and in 2016, condo construction represented a mere 6.7 percent of the residential homebuilding activity in the Denver area, according...

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  • Amazon – Denver’s chance to land a Blue Whale

    Amazon is amazing. I admit it. I’m an Amazon junkie. I use Amazon Prime almost daily, it seems, to order everything from organic dog food to solar-powered lights. I’ve binged on Amazon originals like “The Man in the High Castle” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” I only wish I had followed the old Peter Lynch maxim to “invest in what you know,”...

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  • Conference examines changing face of retail

    Retail, in Denver and across the U.S., faces perhaps the biggest challenges of any of the commercial real estate food groups. Multifamily, office and industrial are impacted by supply and demand, as well as economic fundamentals, as is retail. But retail also has unique challenges from e-commerce, especially from Amazon. After all, people will always need a place to live, work...

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  • Property management conference to draw 500+

    Property management has evolved a lot during the past 15 years. And during that time period, thousands of property management experts have learned and benefitted from the knowledge of experts in the field at Colorado Real Estate Journal property management conferences. “This is going to be our 15th anniversary,” Steve Sessions said about the upcoming property management conference next month. The...

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  • Stevinson driving force behind Denver West

    Denver West was perhaps a decade old in the early 1980s when I toured the office park with its founder, Chuck Stevinson. With my reporter notebook in hand, I sat in the passenger seat of Stevinson’s brand-new Jaguar. His son, Greg, sat in the backseat. The elder Stevinson said that the Jaguar was a bit flashy, but another son, Kent,...

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  • Places power focus of CPI conference

    Places are powerful. Places will take front stage at the four-day Saving Places conference that kicks off Jan. 31 at the Colorado Convention Center. Last year, the Saving Places conference, sponsored by the nonprofit Colorado Preservation Inc., drew about 750 people. Architects, developers, planners, preservationists and others came from 40 Colorado counties and 17 states. This year’s event could draw...

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