embassy suites boulder

Two Hilton Hotel Brands Arrive in Boulder

It’s a blue sky Colorado day and Jim Johnson, founding partner of Denver’s Johnson Nathan Strohe architecture and design firm, is sitting across the street from the two-hotel project he’s been spearheading in central Boulder. Asked what he’s most proud of with this project, Johnson responds without a second of hesitation, as if he’s been pondering the question for a while.

Building Dialogue

September 24, 2017
construction

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…

John Rebchook

July 12, 2017
Cranes

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
Kentwood

Niederman bullish on commercial real estate

There are plenty of shiny, new office towers sprouting along the southeast corridor where Peter Niederman could easily lease 25,000 square feet for his residential real estate firm. So why did Niederman, CEO of Kentwood Real Estate, one of the nation’s most successful residential real estate firms, instead decide to build his own office building,…

John Rebchook

April 20, 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