• Kaboth, a rock star at RISE

    You might call veteran property manager Linda Kaboth a RISE-ing star. But that’s not quite right. She already is a rock star property manager. Kaboth, who among other things played a key and pivotal role in selling Belmar for almost $300 million in 2015, is now a vital executive at RISE Commercial Property Services, formerly known as Inverness Properties. But...

  • Exciting gateway tower saga continues

    The Bell Park development saga to create an iconic residential tower at a gateway to downtown Denver continued last week. Buzz Geller, whose Paradise Land Co. owns the historic triangular site along Speer Boulevard, Market Street and Cherry Creek at the edge of Lower Downtown, last Thursday presented the latest proposal for the site to the Lower Downtown Design Review...

  • CREJ C-PACE Conference Coming

    PACE yourself. More precisely, C-PACE your existing or new commercial real estate building through Colorado’s C-PACE program. C-PACE provides an attractive financing option packaged with helping the environment. C-PACE is an acronym for the Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program. That’s quite a mouthful, which explains why it is better known as C-PACE. C-PACE is a public-private program that...

  • Tech key to CREJ property management event

    Drones, digital touch screens, virtual and augmented reality, and innovative software packages are some of the tools that cutting-edge property managers are using. Indeed, Technologies and Tools is the name of one of the panels at an upcoming property management conference. “It’s a pretty cool panel,” said Zvi Rudawsky, managing member at Wheelhouse Commercial, which manages an eclectic mix of...

  • Zeppelin scores development hat trick

    “Remind me not to open three major projects in a year that are bigger than anything I’ve ever done before,” Kyle Zeppelin posted on his Facebook page. Zeppelin made the post regarding his development hat trick with only one hour and eight minutes left of the year. Opening three diverse, one-of-kind developments made for a “wild ride in 2018,” Zeppelin...

  • Kudos for Kudla

    Peter Kudla is not just a veteran Denver developer. In addition to developing a wide range of projects, Kudla is a raconteur and bon vivant. “Some people know me more for my cooking than for my developments,” Kudla told Rebchook Real Estate Watch  earlier this week. It’s also safe to say that Kudla, 65, the CEO and founder of Metropolitan...

  • Triple-net investing hits home at CREJ event

    When is a triple a home run? When you are talking about triple-net, or NNN, investments. “The triple-net market is doing really well. We had record sales of triple-net properties last year,” said Drew Isaac, a broker at Marcus & Millichap. Isaac will present and moderate at the 2019 Single Tenant, NNN Conference & Expo next month. CREJ conference coming...

  • Economist Creighton leaves legacy

    In 1990, my business editor at the Rocky Mountain News, the late Lynde McCormick, described economist Lucy Black Creighton as “perhaps the best known of Denver’s businesswomen.” Creighton, a pioneer and prominent economist in Denver, died on Christmas. A memorial service was held Monday. Creighton, who died peacefully in Denver at age 91, was a trailblazer. “In a profession dominated...

  • Bullish Calbert moderating CREJ leaders panel

    During his 45-year career, Brad Calbert has been in the trenches for every boom, bust and commercial real estate cycle between the two extremes in Denver. As a commercial real estate broker, Calbert has been involved in the sale or finance of more than 150 transactions that totaled more than 30 million square feet. Calbert’s deals covered every commercial real...

  • Color Book hit for JVA

    Color me impressed. I recently attended a press conference at a downtown Denver hotel updating the market branding efforts underway in Winter Park. While waiting for the speakers to kick off their presentations, I wandered over to tables represented by vendors in the construction and development trades. I ignored the commemorative pens and lip balm alongside the various brochures. What...