Capital’s supply feels bottomless, putting lenders in hot seat

As our industry settles into a fresh decade, a clear theme has emerged from the capital markets: The supply of capital available for commercial real estate just keeps increasing. This strong appetitive


March 2, 2020

The multifamily market: Hype or the real deal?

Is Denver overbuilt, or are all of these new apartment communities making up for pent-up demand from the past 15 years? Why is multifamily so expensive, and when are cap rates going to adjust for a


May 23, 2019

Discipline ushers in strengthened retail market

Denver’s retail real estate environment has never been healthier, regardless of media coverage about e-commerce and its impact on retail. Retail rents in our market have increased since mid-2014 at a


May 3, 2019

Where have all the boxes gone?

In recent years, the retail industry has been abuzz with feverish talk of the Amazon effect, the retail apocalypse, and the end of brick and mortar. Despite the hype, small-shop leasing has stayed on


April 27, 2019
Overlook at Mile Hig

Strong metrics keep sentiment cautiously optimistic

At the end of January, what felt like the entire multifamily industry in North America converged on the scene in San Diego for the National Multifamily Housing Council annual meeting. The week at NMHC


February 22, 2019

The changing buyer profile of retail properties

The parties at the closing table for retail properties in Colorado are drastically different today compared to the past. As Colorado’s economy continues to accelerate and its population continues to grow, investors


January 8, 2019

Private capital retail sector: What are we selling?

Private capital, multitenant retail investment offerings have never experienced such a wide range of valuations. Pick any metric; the statement will apply: cap rate, price per square foot, projected internal rate of return, etc.


January 8, 2019

Who says the Denver real estate bubble has to burst?

At first blush, Denver’s commercial real estate markets may appear to be due for a downturn, but a data-driven look at the market suggests otherwise. After breaking into the top 10 for the first time in 2016,


August 17, 2018

Midyear review: What to watch

As we move into the second half of the year, now is an opportune time to consider how multifamily has performed in the opening two quarters of 2018. The combined markets of Denver and Colorado Springs are


August 13, 2018

Cost of debt: Defining difference from past cycles

Exactly 10 years ago, the global capital markets were teetering on the edge of disaster when all of a sudden, the subprime bubble finally burst. In September 2008, the bottom fell out, claiming Lehman Brothers as its


June 18, 2018