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.
CREJSeptember 4, 2017
Transforming, Occupying Former Girl Scouts HQ
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 DialogueAugust 14, 2017
Investors seeking new Saunders building come out of woodwork
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-NicholsJuly 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"]
CREJJuly 12, 2017
Stitching the Urban Fabric: Tryba Architects
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 DialogueJune 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.
CREJJune 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 RebchookJune 13, 2017
‘Fabrication Hall’ design improves career paths for students
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.
CREJJune 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 RebchookMay 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 RebchookMay 25, 2017