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Denver Post

Denver Post won’t celebrate 126th birthday downtown

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,…

Kris Oppermann Stern

August 9, 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…

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 26, 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…

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 12, 2017

Condo development conference on tap

Condo construction cheer. Every apartment developer, broker and analysts I have ever spoken to has been dismayed by the lack of for-sale condominium developments in the Denver area in recent years. That may surprise those not in the industry, as the lack of condo construction has removed a competitor for the wave of high-end apartment…

Kris Oppermann Stern

June 13, 2017

Cranes towering over Denver

The crane is Colorado’s new state bird. I first wrote that line, or something like it, for the Rocky Mountain News in the mid-1980s. At that time, developers from Canada, Texas and other places, were changing the skyline of Denver. Cranes are towering over Denver. Photo courtesy of GE Johnson. During that era, Republic Plaza…

Kris Oppermann Stern

May 25, 2017
Adams County

Adams County on a roll

Adams County is on a roll. An unnamed company is expected to announce later this year that it will bring a record 3,500 to jobs to Adams County. To put that in perspective, the most jobs ever announced in one year in Adams County took place just before the Great Recession hit. And that was…

Kris Oppermann Stern

May 18, 2017

Pinnacle high point for James Mansfield

Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors has been the perfect fit for James Mansfield. “Pinnacle has exceeded my expectations,” Mansfield told me last week. Mansfield, a veteran of big firms such as Cushman & Wakefield, Opus Northwest LLC, Brookfield Office Properties and Grubb & Ellis, initially joined Pinnacle in November 2015. Last month, he was one of…

Kris Oppermann Stern

May 16, 2017