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…

John Rebchook

August 16, 2017

Denver Post won’t celebrate 126th birthday downtown

Denver Post

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,…

John Rebchook

August 9, 2017

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,…

John Rebchook

August 2, 2017

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…

John Rebchook

July 26, 2017

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…

John Rebchook

July 18, 2017

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…

John Rebchook

July 12, 2017

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…

John Rebchook

July 5, 2017

Pynwheel spinning multifamily fun, efficiency


If you scratch the surface of just about any deal, there is a story behind it. The Rebchook Real Estate Corner looks at the what and who that make the Colorado commercial real estate industry spin every Tuesday and Thursday online at CREJ.com. The people behind the deals are passionate about what they do, whether they focus […]

John Rebchook

June 28, 2017

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…

John Rebchook

June 22, 2017

Missing middle focus of CREJ affordable housing conference

Missing middle

A half-day affordable housing conference on June 20 will address one of the the most challenging aspects of the Denver area’s housing market, where the average price of a home sold is approaching $500,000. The “missing middle” population will be a key of the 2017 Affordable Housing Development & Finance Conference & Expo, which will…

John Rebchook

June 14, 2017