Studios

Studios rule at Allante Properties

Studios rule. Not Hollywood movie studios, but studio apartments. At least that is the perspective of Daren B. Schmidt, a managing partner at Greenwood Village-based Allante Properties. Online inquiries for studios account for about 25 percent of studio apartments, Schmidt noted. But only 4 percent to 5 percent of the apartments in the Denver area…

John Rebchook

February 23, 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
Harms

Harms hammers out jobs at PCL

Like a lot of people, Mike Harms was thrilled last year when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Harms had a bit of a different reason to cheer the Cubs ending its 108-year championship drought, though. Before returning to Denver, almost exactly a year go, Harms had played a key role in the $575…

John Rebchook

February 16, 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
Marijuana

Marijuana laws haven’t scared employers

Economic development guru Tom Clark was worried that when recreational marijuana could legally be sold in Colorado, it would snuff out the strong economic surge sweeping the Front Range. “We were terrified,” said Clark, the CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., a post he will be leaving when he retires in March. Clark…

John Rebchook

February 9, 2017
Retail

Retail conference on tap

A recent front page headline in the Wall Street Journal read: "Mall Owners Rush to Get Out of the Mall Business." The article compared the current state of the mall ownership business to the recent housing crash. Another nationwide report, the 2017 Emerging Trends, from the Urban Land Institute ranked regional malls dead last of…

John Rebchook

February 7, 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