• Thankful commercial RE experts

    Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all of your blessings…and to eat too much turkey! One thing is for certain, though. Denver’s commercial real estate market is no turkey. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought a holiday Rebchook Real Estate Corner column should be on the table. With a nod to Thanksgiving, I asked a broad-range...

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  • Larson fields retail questions

    Since David O. Larson launched his storied career as a retail broker, the Denver area’s population has almost doubled, rising by 92.56 percent. The days of Denver being known as  “cow town,” are in the rearview mirror since Larson began his retail career in 1982 at SullivanHayes Cos. And Amazon was just a river during the early days of his...

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  • Mayor Design Award winners

    Steam on the Platte, the Ramble Hotel and the Punch Bowl Social in Stapleton are among the 17 eclectic projects that are being honored as winners of the 2018 Mayor’s Design Awards. Mayor Michael B. Hancock on Thursday night honored the projects for excellence in architecture, design and placemaking. About 200 people attended the award event at the Chambers Grant...

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  • Firmspace plants coworking flag in Denver

    Firmspace, a luxury coworking suite concept, with little fanfare planted it Denver flag on the entire 16th floor at the Class A office tower at 1401 Lawrence St. “We opened in June without any premarketing or preleasing,” said Kristin Kirk, the hospitality director for Austin, Texas-based Firmspace. Firmspace picked Denver as its first city outside of Austin for its concept after...

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  • Western Asset Services launched

    Western Development Group, a developer of premier mixed-use and residential properties in Cherry Creek North, has created a new property management company, Western Asset Services. While Western Asset Services is just hitting the ground, Western Development Group is not a new kid on the block as far as property management. Western Development has been “in the business of managing its...

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  • Essex names Williams as president

    Essex Financial Group, which will close an estimated $750 million in commercial real estate loans this year, is changing the guard. J. Jeffrey Riggs, who founded the firm 26 years ago, is passing the baton to Cooper Williams, who has spent his entire professional career at Essex. “We are proud to announce that Cooper Williams, effective Nov. 1, is going to...

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  • Denver tops retail square feet decline

    Denver, or perhaps Dallas, has more square feet of retail space per capita than any other city in the U.S. I first heard that when I was the real estate editor of the Rocky Mountain News in the early 1980s. I heard that Denver was either No. 1 or No. 2 multiple times in the years following. The last time...

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  • Emerging Trends ranks Denver in top 10

    Denver made the Top 10 list in the latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 report, which was released Wednesday. Denver was ranked No. 8 of 79 metropolitan statistical areas in the comprehensive Emerging Trends report released by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute. In the Rocky Mountain region, Denver ranked first of eight cities. The Dallas-Fort Worth area...

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  • John Blumberg of Black Creek remembered

    “Frankly, most people in the business probably don’t know we’re out there,” John Blumberg told me 18 years ago. I was the real estate editor of the Rocky Mountain News and Blumberg was thrilled that a business-to-business site that facilitated the private placement of commercial real estate capital and was owned by his Denver-based Black Creek Group, had been named...

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  • Colorado State Bank Building hits the market

    The Colorado State Bank building, a 26-story office tower that takes its name from its anchor tenant, has hit the market. The 445,595-square-foot Colorado State Bank Building is owned by LBA Realty, based in Irvine, Calif. “LBA Realty started buying distressed properties around 2002” and continued its buying spree for the next decade, according to John Winslow. Winslow expects the...

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