Aerial view of Colorado's largest spec building, nicknamed the Big Bomber

Industrial market is ‘grrreat,’ focus of CREJ conference

Industrial developers, brokers and investors in the Denver area should hire Tony the Tiger as their spokesman. That’s because the local industrial market, to borrow the catchphrase of the iconic cat that pitched Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, is “GRREAT!” That’s not hyperbole. “In the big picture, I think it is incredible,” said industrial broker Jeremy Ballenger.…

John Rebchook

August 31, 2017

Office market conference by CREJ set

Michael Komppa began developing commercial real estate in Colorado in 1982 and founded Corum Real Estate Group in 1986. That timeline alone tells you that Komppa has experienced firsthand the booms and busts of Denver’s office market. Today, the office market is looking pretty good, especially with a flurry of recent lease deals absorbing some…

John Rebchook

August 30, 2017

Clock ticking on GSA auction of 59-acre TOD site in Lakewood

Clickbait. The clock is ticking on an online auction to buy 59 acres of high-profile, transit-oriented development land being sold by Uncle Sam. Sort of. The GSA is auctioning this prime site in Lakewood online, but the auction faces some headwinds. The current deadline for the auction for the land in the Denver Federal Center…

John Rebchook

August 23, 2017
Country Club Towers

Country Club Towers – 5 minutes from everywhere

Five minutes from everywhere. “We spent quite a bit of time driving, biking and walking from here and it was amazing whether you were going to Washington Park, Cherry Creek or downtown, everything was five minutes away,” Walter Armer told me on a tour of Denver’s newest, biggest and possibly the most expensive apartment community…

John Rebchook

August 17, 2017

Watson thrilled with Balfour at Stapleton

Going forward, Brian Watson could envision someone buying a starter home in Stapleton, continuing to move up to a bigger and more expensive home, with the final stop in their lifelong real estate cycle at the just opened Balfour at Stapleton senior care center. “Absolutely,” said Watson, chairman and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners, owner…

John Rebchook

August 16, 2017
Denver Post

Denver Post won’t celebrate 126th birthday downtown

The Denver Post celebrated its 125th birthday on Tuesday. “We’re proud of our history and our accomplishments over the past 125 years,” Mac Tully, president and CEO of the Denver Post wrote in a missive published in a special wrap-around section of the newspaper that included a copy of the first edition of the paper,…

John Rebchook

August 9, 2017

Maxwell – Green is Gold for Zocalo

Once again, Zocalo Community Development Inc. has brought home the Gold. The Denver-based developer’s Coda Apartments in Cherry Creek has been awarded the LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 12-story, 185-unit apartment tower opened a year ago at First Avenue and Steele Street. Susan Maxwell stands in front of the Coda,…

John Rebchook

August 2, 2017

Water conservation key to Sterling Ranch

Water. While much has been written about affordable housing and the acute labor shortage, as pressing as these problems are, they take a backseat to water. Without water, development and growth in a semi-arid region like the Front Range, grinds to a halt. But water, like the ever-changing weather in Colorado, seems to be something…

John Rebchook

July 26, 2017

Murphy retires from Continuum

Daniel Murphy is calling it quits after almost a half-century in the commercial real estate world. “It is kind of bitter sweet, as you can imagine,” Murphy, a senior principal of Denver-based Continuum Partners told me on Monday afternoon. “I turned 70 in May. It is just time. It is just time.” Dan Murphy, second…

John Rebchook

July 18, 2017

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