Real Estate

Downtown’s new neighborhood: Arapahoe Square

Colorado residents can agree that
downtown Denver has significantly transformed over the past 20 years. Once an area that lacked attractive retail space, affordable housing and compelling destinations that attract visitors, downtown Denver today is a thriving urban environment where businesses…

Colorado’s transfer fee prohibition

In May, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that might have unforeseen consequences for builders and developers of residential property and for non-profit foundations. The law prohibits the imposition of transfer fee covenants on residential property. Transfer fee…

Roadside Attractions

John Beeble, CEO and chairman of Centennial-based Saunders
Construction Inc., hurries from his car a few minutes late to an appointment in J. Alexander's restaurant, across from the new IKEA Centennial building at I-25 and County Line Road. Behind him gleams the bold yellow and blue of the IKEA bui...

Who owns Colorado: Welcome to Glendale

Glendale is entirely surrounded by the city and county of Denver. This makes the little city a true enclave, which makes it something akin to San Marino, the Kingdom of Lesotho and Napoleon's grave in Saint Helena.Glendale, like Boulder, also has both suffered and benefited from its enclave-ness, o...

Builders in survival mode

Front Range real estate has turned the corner. There, we said it. The market remains a buyer's market, but still. Who Owns Colorado bases this semi-bold announcement on two sources of evidence: statistical and anecdotal. Statistical evidence tends to be kind of boring even when it's dramatic, as it...

Who Owns Colorado: Vail’s winter glow

Let's put it this way: In 2007 just more than $2 billion worth of residential real estate sold in Eagle County. In 2008, that number fell to about $1.5 billion, and in 2009, slumped to $532 million, or 35 percent of the previous year's total. This year for the first time in two years Eagle County r...

CSDA: Commercial

1st PlaceOdell 
Brewing Co. Expansion Architect 
RB+B 
Architects Inc.General 
contractor/builder 
Delta ConstructionOverview Odell Brewing Co., a 
Fort Collins beer maker known for such brands as 90 Shilling and 5 Barrel Pale Ale, nearly doubled the size of its headquarters with…

CSDA: Residential

This project included the deconstruction, salvage and donation of the existing building components and the creation of a new, net-zero energy home with an attached 1,000-square-foot grandparents' suite. There's also a 600-square-foot mixed-use/home office space with separate entry on the lower leve...

Waiting for a burst of optimism

Some people have started comparing President Barack Obama to ex-President Jimmy Carter. However, it is probably more accurate to compare Obama to President Richard Nixon. This is because President Carter inherited an economic mess, stagflation, which was compounded by an…

Executive edge: Margaret Kelly

Margaret Kelly walks into her office at RE/MAX headquarters to news that home sales in July plunged to the lowest level in 15 years despite low mortgage rates and bargain prices. "We knew there was going to be a fall because of the tax incentive ending. It's no different than cash for clunkers," sa...

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...