• Land demand hot topic for CREJ conference

    Land demand along the Front Range is through the roof. In fact, there has never been a time in Denver area history when there has been so much interest to buy property for residential and commercial development, according to veteran land broker Mike Kboudi. “Demand is hot,” said Kboudi, a senior managing director in the Denver office of Cushman &...

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  • Source Hotel, instant icon

    Straight to the Source. The Source Hotel, that is. I put Stephen Dynia on the spot by asking him if he thought the soaring Source Hotel in the River North Art District would be considered an iconic building. ”I hope it is,” replied the architect, principal of Dynia Architects and the designer of the $50 million, 100-room hotel at 3300...

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  • Rental-shoe-dropping silence

    Rental-shoe-dropping silence. The sound you are not hearing is the other shoe dropping regarding the local rental housing market. For several years, even some industry leaders have been projecting that Denver’s bull market for rental units was going to run out of steam. With an apartment crane seemingly on every block, overbuilding would lead to far too many apartment units,...

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  • Englewood poised to take off

    Englewood has been flying below the radar for a long time. Now, Englewood’s commercial core is poised to be begin the process of being re-invented as a revitalized and walkable transit-oriented, mixed-use development site. Indeed, Englewood’s 55-acre CityCenter already is a pioneering transit-oriented developmet (TOD) in the Denver area. Development within a half-mile of a light rail station often is...

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  • Mortgage banking book part Denver history, memoir

    Mortgage bankers financed much of what is Denver. Mortgage lenders, working with banks, insurance companies and government agencies, financed many commercial buildings and apartments in Denver and nationwide. Veteran mortgage banker E. Michael Rosser chronicles the history of the mortgage industry in Denver and beyond in his new, 372-page book, “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West, Financing America’s...

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  • PCL tackles parks

    PCL Construction has built a lot of high-profile commercial real estate and government buildings in Colorado and the Denver area since the Canadian company moved its U.S. headquarters to the Mile High City more than four decades ago. A small snapshot of the eclectic mix of PCL’s projects include: The Byron G. Rogers Courthouse in downtown Denver; The Newton Denver...

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  • Smart City conference spotlight

    Smart city spotlight. No city will boast it has a low IQ, of course. But what makes a smart city? How the use of the latest in technology and data can actually change the infrastructure and the very fabric of a city, creating winners and losers, and where Denver fits into the smart city eco-system, were some of the big...

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  • Kentwood new office dazzles

    Kentwood Real Estate’s new DTC office is a mere nine-minute drive from the old space it was leasing in the Denver Tech Center. But the new space, in a brand-new $25 million office building at 4949 S. Niagara St. in the One DTC West district west of the tech center, is an entirely new experience for the 120 agents and...

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  • West End 38 breaks ground in Wheat Ridge

    West End 38 recently broke ground on a key corner in Wheat Ridge. West End 38 also is a groundbreaking development in Wheat Ridge. “This is the first new market-rate, mixed-use project of any size in Wheat Ridge since the early 1990s,” said Tyler Downs, a principal of Denver-based Wazee Partners, the developer of the $40 million project West End 38....

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  • Ultra Petroleum moving HQ to Inverness

    Ultra Petroleum Corp., a battered oil-and-gas exploration company, with little fanfare, recently announced it is moving its headquarters to the Denver area from Houston. Later this year, Ultra Petroleum, which trades on NASDQ under the symbol UPL, will close its Houston office and most likely move to an existing building in the Inverness Business Park where it already has a...

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