Trust but verify proper expenditure of impact fees

Ever since jurisdictions began collecting development impact fees to fund public infrastructure, the development community has been concerned with these fees being fair and equitable, having a “rational

CREJ

May 11, 2017
Mathieson

Mathieson takes on critics

Developer Michael Forbes Mathieson could write a book. Mathieson, a Denver infill developer, recently posted a flurry of missives on social media sites responding to critics of his $12 million, five-story, 47-unit apartment building under construction in Denver’s increasingly trendy Berkeley neighborhood. From last fall to last month, Mathieson has posted at least 3,422 words…

John Rebchook

April 3, 2017
Platinum

Platinum LEED thanks to Hines, Invesco

Forget about going for the Gold. That is so 2009. Hines and Invesco Real Estate recently unveiled that 1515 Wynkoop has moved up a notch to Platinum. The Class A office building that shares its name with its address, opened in 2009 as a Gold LEED certified building. 1515 Wynkoop has a Platinum LEED certification.…

John Rebchook

February 23, 2017
Gleam

Gleam is one green car wash

"Greenwashing" is defined as fake news that exaggerates environmental claims. There is plenty of washing going on at Gleam, but there is no greenwashing in what may be the most environmentally friendly car wash in the nation. I told Emilie Baratta that I noticed a press release states that Gleam is the greenest car wash…

John Rebchook

February 14, 2017
Trump

Trump connects with Morean

Richard Morean recently was enjoying lunch with some real estate buddies at Seasons 52 Wine Bar & Grill in Park Meadows. No surprise, the conversation turned to politics among the friends, who lean both to the right and the left of the political spectrum. “Hey, remember that article about you, 'Trump’s loss is Denver’s gain'?”…

John Rebchook

February 2, 2017

Rebchook Real Estate Corner brought to you by CREJ

Rebchook Real Estate Corner is a new column by John Rebchook that can be found at CREJ.com. Welcome to my new commercial real estate column at CREJ.com Jon Stern, owner and publisher of CREJ, has given me the opportunity to look under the hood of all aspects of commercial real estate with my column, the Rebchook…

John Rebchook

January 31, 2017