• Country Club Towers – 5 minutes from everywhere

    Five minutes from everywhere. “We spent quite a bit of time driving, biking and walking from here and it was amazing whether you were going to Washington Park, Cherry Creek or downtown, everything was five minutes away,” Walter Armer told me on a tour of Denver’s newest, biggest and possibly the most expensive apartment community ever built. The ETAs that...

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  • Watson thrilled with Balfour at Stapleton

    Going forward, Brian Watson could envision someone buying a starter home in Stapleton, continuing to move up to a bigger and more expensive home, with the final stop in their lifelong real estate cycle at the just opened Balfour at Stapleton senior care center. “Absolutely,” said Watson, chairman and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners, owner of the 74-unit (16 of...

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  • Denver Post won’t celebrate 126th birthday downtown

    The Denver Post celebrated its 125th birthday on Tuesday. “We’re proud of our history and our accomplishments over the past 125 years,” Mac Tully, president and CEO of the Denver Post wrote in a missive published in a special wrap-around section of the newspaper that included a copy of the first edition of the paper, which cost 1 cent, the...

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  • Maxwell – Green is Gold for Zocalo

    Once again, Zocalo Community Development Inc. has brought home the Gold. The Denver-based developer’s Coda Apartments in Cherry Creek has been awarded the LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 12-story, 185-unit apartment tower opened a year ago at First Avenue and Steele Street. Susan Maxwell stands in front of the Coda, which is a LEED Gold-certified...

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  • Water conservation key to Sterling Ranch

    Water. While much has been written about affordable housing and the acute labor shortage, as pressing as these problems are, they take a backseat to water. Without water, development and growth in a semi-arid region like the Front Range, grinds to a halt. But water, like the ever-changing weather in Colorado, seems to be something everyone talks about but never...

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  • Murphy retires from Continuum

    Daniel Murphy is calling it quits after almost a half-century in the commercial real estate world. “It is kind of bitter sweet, as you can imagine,” Murphy, a senior principal of Denver-based Continuum Partners told me on Monday afternoon. “I turned 70 in May. It is just time. It is just time.” Dan Murphy, second from left, shown at the...

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  • Labor shortage on tap for CREW panel discussion

    The construction labor shortage crisis along the Front Range is poised to get worse. Commercial real estate industry officials anticipate needing about 50,000 more qualified people in the trades during the next year. “That’s pretty significant,” said Karla Nugent, chief business development officer at the Weifield Group. Construction workers last year are shown working on the deck at Country Club...

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  • Blair works outside the box at Continuum

    Donna Blair, the recently appointed chief operating officer of Continuum Partners, has a history with the Denver-based company that developed such high-profile development as Belmar years before she joined the company. “I’ve been dancing with the company for one way or the other for close to 20 years,” said Blair of Continuum, which also is tackling the redevelopment of 9th and...

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  • Pynwheel spinning multifamily fun, efficiency

    Pynwheel was born in the early days of the apartment building boom in Denver. “Our timing was good,” said Jennifer Cyphers, founder and CEO of the Denver-based Pynwheel, a high-tech and intuitive touch screen that allows prospective renters and condo buyers to pinpoint their dream unit in a community. Pynwheel was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in the RiNo...

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  • Arsenault: developers need to police each other for shoddy practices

    Condominium developments are making a comeback in the Denver area in the wake of a new state law that takes steps to begin to reform construction defect litigation after a five-year battle and a favorable Colorado Supreme Court decision. But developers are still struggling with how to develop affordable condominium units in a market with rising labor and land prices,...

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