Does your GC have a strong relationship with subcontractors?

Subcontractors account for 90 percent of the cost on most projects and are the true tradesmen who create each building. One of the most important factors in evaluating a prospective general contractor is the strength of its relationships with subcontractors.


September 4, 2017

Transforming, Occupying Former Girl Scouts HQ

Reception desk at the former Girl Scouts headquarters

With the goal to own its own building in an eclectic Denver neighborhood, Unique Properties chose the former Girl Scouts Headquarters Building at 400 S. Broadway to be its new home. This 1965, three-story, brick building bordering the West Washington Park and Baker neighborhoods was the opportunity the group was looking for to represent its…

Building Dialogue

August 14, 2017

Investors seeking new Saunders building come out of woodwork

Saunders headquarters

Saunders wasn’t looking to sell its brand-new construction and development company headquarters, but when the opportunity arose, it didn’t make sense not to do so. Saunders sold the 36,390-square-foot building at 86 Inverness Place North in Englewood for $13.3 million, or $365.49 per sf. It signed a 12-year lease with the new owner, a Colorado…

Jill Jamieson-Nichols

July 31, 2017

CBRE: Construction remains active in Denver’s industrial market

Several new projects will break ground this quarter, totaling 1.6 million square feet. The trend is expected to continue throughout the year, and demand for large blocks of Class A space continues to grow.[vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column width="1/3"]


July 12, 2017

Stitching the Urban Fabric: Tryba Architects

tryba's google campus

David Tryba founded his eponymous Denver firm in 1988 after starting his career in New York City when “a more human, urbanized city” began to bloom, he says. “That whole connectivity to the waterfront is still being formed. It was in the early stages of that where my frame of reference was formed in terms of the importance of connectivity.”

Building Dialogue

June 30, 2017

Stantec to acquire RNL Design

Global design firm Stantec will acquire RNL, a Denver-based, 134-person integrated architectural, interior and urban design firm.


June 23, 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…

John Rebchook

June 13, 2017

‘Fabrication Hall’ design improves career paths for students

cuningham interor

A new, state-of-the-art high school in Casper, Wyoming, is providing students interactive learning experiences and exposure to future careers. Pathways Innovation Center offers juniors and seniors in the Natrona County School System personalized education through four academies focused on multiple disciplines, including engineering and design.


June 4, 2017

Architect Anderson champion of historic buildings, sustainability


Architect John David “Andy” Anderson had a message for Arnold Schwarzenegger. “We are very careful not to let people tear buildings down,” Mr. Anderson said in 1995, as the head of the powerful board called the Lower Downtown Design and Demolition Review Board.

John Rebchook

May 30, 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…

John Rebchook

May 25, 2017