Economist Creighton leaves legacy

In 1990, my business editor at the Rocky Mountain News, the late Lynde McCormick, described economist Lucy Black Creighton as “perhaps the best known of Denver’s businesswomen.” Creighton, a pioneer and prominent economist in Denver, died on Christmas. A memorial service was held Monday. Creighton, who died peacefully in Denver at age 91, was a…

John Rebchook

January 10, 2019

Silverstein – record industrial year in 2018

The three main commercial real estate food groups – office, industrial and retail – this year added what is believed to be a record 12.8 million square feet. Those are the preliminary numbers crunched by economist Patty Silverstein. “That is huge, absolutely huge,” said Silverstein, president and chief economist of Development Research Partners. Silverstein, who is…

John Rebchook

December 12, 2018
retail square feet

Denver tops retail square feet decline

Denver, or perhaps Dallas, has more square feet of retail space per capita than any other city in the U.S. I first heard that when I was the real estate editor of the Rocky Mountain News in the early 1980s. I heard that Denver was either No. 1 or No. 2 multiple times in the…

John Rebchook

October 17, 2018