New initiatives launched to complement LEED

In November, U.S. Green Building Council and its partner Informa Connect held the 18th annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta. Greenbuild is the largest green building conference and expo in the world and brings


January 13, 2020

Mentors and protégés: Are they relics or relevant?

In today’s fast-paced and younger-by-the-day mentality, do we need the skills and efforts of a mentor, or is this just another bothersome task that Alexa can solve for us more quickly and with less effort? Having spent most of my adult life as both a


January 12, 2020

Air-tightness testing requirement comes to Denver

Have you heard the building codes news from the city of Denver? Denver will soon join the city of Fort Collins (which introduced air-tightness testing into its code in 2014) as a Colorado building jurisdiction that requires air-tightness testing


January 6, 2020

Tips to address maintenance staffing challenges

If you are struggling to recruit and retain facilities management positions at your company, you are not alone. Denver’s erupting growth is making property management staffing a challenge, particularly in facilities management. And it’s not


January 5, 2020

Higher premiums in 2020: 4 ways to reduce insurance costs

Many real estate insurance carriers found themselves under water at the end of 2019 – literally. An onslaught of claims from recent hurricane and hail catastrophe disasters as well as other attritional losses from fire and water damage have come


December 29, 2019

Leasing: Should they stay or should they go?

Whether you’re a landlord or property manager, lease renewals are an everyday part of life. Often, it’s a “no brainer” that you want to keep a tenant. But just as frequently the decision may not be so clear cut. Here are some of the issues and


December 28, 2019

Lighting solution upgrades for high-performing buildings

Energy efficiency in sustainable buildings is positive for the bottom line and important in retaining tenants and enhancing wellness. Green buildings deliver 28.8% greater net operating income and


December 2, 2019

Collaborate to create communities within buildings

There’s no denying that Denver’s commercial real estate market is hot. Owners of existing office buildings are facing tough competition on several fronts. The last four years have seen impressive levels


October 7, 2019

Preventative care lowers mechanical costs

Extending building life, keeping costs low and reducing downtime – these are just some of the benefits you will receive when properly maintaining your mechanical systems within your facility. Whether it’s 100


October 6, 2019

Help wanted: Career opportunities in property services engineering

Commercial property managers in Denver already face fierce competition to hire building services engineers from a limited pool of qualified talent. Employment is essentially full, with the unemployment


September 30, 2019