Sewall, Koelbel legacy continues

Sewall

Two days after Thanksgiving 2016, developer Walter “Buz” Koelbel’s sister told their 91-year-old mother, Gene, that the new headquarters for the Sewall Child Development Center would be named The Koelbel Building. “My mom was mentally OK, but her body was failing her,” Koelbel recalled. “When my sister told her the Sewall board had voted to…

John Rebchook

April 17, 2019

Kimose joins Panorama

Veteran commercial real estate broker Eric J. Kimose is not and never has been an elephant hunter. That is, he never sought to sell the big, trophy properties that make headlines. As a brand-new broker with Marcus & Millichap’s Denver office in the mid-1990s, Kimose went to developers and real estate investors with this proposition:…

John Rebchook

April 15, 2019

NAI lands in Fort Collins

NAI

NAI Global, a worldwide network of commercial real estate offices, recently expanded its footprint in Colorado. Chrisland Inc., a successful boutique commercial real estate brokerage, investment and development firm in Fort Collins, joined NAI. Chrisland, founded in 2003, changed its name to Affinity Real Estate Partners Inc. The firm does business as NAI Affinity. “NAI…

John Rebchook

April 10, 2019

Brookings ranks Denver No. 1

Brookings

Denver stands alone in a national prosperity index, which includes improvement in racial inclusion, over a decade. The Brooking Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, analyzed prosperity in the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas from 2007 to 2017, as well as 2016-2017. Brookings Metro Monitor report, released late last month, tracked four metrics: growth, prosperity,…

John Rebchook

April 8, 2019

Borden on top of senior housing issues

Borden

Senior housing in the Boulder-Denver area faces both challenges and opportunities, notes industry expert Elisabeth Borden. The area’s low unemployment level is creating serious labor shortages in senior properties, while opportunities abound to create a new generation of senior housing to serve baby boomers, explains Borden. “Boomers are also open to options such as for-sale…

John Rebchook

April 3, 2019

Seitz moderating CREJ healthcare panels

Seitz

Shane Seitz is the $10 billion man. Now that I’ve caught your attention, let me explain. Seitz, a senior vice president for CBRE’s Healthcare Capital Markets division, has been involved in more than $10 billion in commercial real estate acquisitions during his 20-year career. Ten billion is a big number. However, what makes it especially…

John Rebchook

April 1, 2019

GE Johnson tackling substance abuse

Johnson

The story Jim Johnson uses to illustrate the dangers of alcohol and drug problems on a construction site is made up, but that doesn’t make the takeaway any less true or powerful. Imagine a crane operator moving tons of steel on a construction site after spending a restless night with his wife worrying about their…

John Rebchook

March 27, 2019

Peña Station North emerges

Pena Station

Peña Station Next is a cutting-edge, sustainable, transit-oriented development that has generated local, national and international headlines. For example, it is  is home to the Panasonic Smart City, called CityNow, that develops and tests tomorrow’s technology in a real neighborhood. The site, largely owned and developed by L.C. Fulenwider Inc., a family owned company that has…

John Rebchook

March 25, 2019

Moody, the voice of NAIOP

Moody

Bob Moody used to run marathons. “I used to do a lot of them,” said Moody, who recently received the prestigious President’s Award from the Colorado chapter of NAIOP, for his many years of leadership at the commercial real estate organization. “Running keeps you alive. It gives you a healthy heart.” Moody paused for a…

John Rebchook

March 13, 2019

Infill developer Schwartz seeks bulk buyer

Schwartz

David Schwartz may be on the ground floor of what could become a trend in some of Denver’s hottest neighborhoods. Schwartz is in the early stages of looking at selling all of the for-sale infill townhomes he developed near Sloan’s Lake to one buyer. The buyer likely would convert the units into rentals. The idea…

John Rebchook

March 11, 2019