Real Estate

Goodbye, operating leases: part 2

The impact on the commercial real estate market would be substantial and will have a significant impact on commercial tenants and landlords. David Nebiker, Managing Partner of ProTenant (a commercial real estate firm that focuses on assisting Denver and regional…

Who owns Colorado: Changing spaces

But something new in workspaces is taking hold around the Front Range, such as new workplace pioneer Mickey Zeppelin's TAXI development in River North, RiNO, that is; or Andrew Luter's brainchild the Hive Cooperative; or Jennie Nevin's Green Spaces, coworking at the other end of RiNO by the Ballpar...

Who owns Colorado: Taking flight in a down economy

What has not changed over the past 20-some years is the sheer huge-ossity, the enormousness or enormity, of most everything associated with Denver International Airport.Giga-normous TOD (transportation-oriented development) projects on the drawing board or otherwise in early stages include Mortenso...

Who owns Colorado: nipped in the bud

The fortunes of a lot of area commercial brokers and landlords were helped along by the absorption by dispensaries and related retail outlets of vacant space as well as land, warehouse space and more. Last year and earlier this year, you will recall, dispensaries shone hereabouts amid the wreckage...

Who Owns Colorado: Cherry Creek gets a makeover

Anybody who has lived around the Denver area has "Cherry Creek" coming out of their ears. Hereabouts we boast a Cherry Creek school district, state park, arts festival, marina, hotel, newspaper, florist and biking and hiking path, not to mention an actual creek. This is only appropriate because Che...

Q1 Real Estate: Downscaling but not out

Real estate's Big Slump is far from over, despite cheery GDP numbers. Yet real estate developers and experts in sustainability persist in seeing sunrise amid the gloom. Observers note that sustainable building has taken its knocks like every other part of the economy. But all argue, often passionat...

Who Owns Colorado: Lag of Luxury

When in November the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton fell into receivership, it came as a blow where it hurts to high-end Colorado real estate and to all that represents goodness, purity and unthinkable levels of luxury. After all, we're talking about the Ritz, as in: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz...

The Economist

The most closely watched but least useful statistic on the state of the economy is the unemployment rate. Early each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues a report, and the headline usually focuses on the change in the unemployment…

Rundles Wrap Up: Rental Astronomy

I realize the Internet is a big place, and once something is posted there it stays forever, and that there have been a few instances of two- or three-year old news stories mysteriously reappearing as "new" news, to much consternation.…

Top Company: real estate/construction

Wayne Leiser, CEO of Colorado Asphalt Services, says that in June 2008 he met with his management team - just three people, including himself - and they came up with an aggressive plan. They met with the heads of departments and gave them two options - they could take a 10 percent pay cut across th...

Who owns Colorado: Free rain on the range

The nascent 3,120-acre Sterling Ranch is a prospective infill development on the largest contiguous parcel of land in northwestern Douglas County.  The land’s treeless panorama offers views of open space to the south and east, and to the west views…