RTA Architects Selected to Lead the Design of the New Southern Colorado Ronald McDonald House

COLORADO SPRINGS — RTA Architects, an award-winning Colorado Springs-based architectural and interior design firm, has been selected to lead the design of the new Southern Colorado Ronald McDonald House, which will be located on the corner of North Union Blvd. and Royal Pine Dr., in northern Colorado Springs on the same medical campus as …


The Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center Completes $6.2M in Room Upgrades

DENVER – The Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center recently completed a $6.2 million dollar upgrade and modernization of its 228 spacious guest suites and guest corridors. Designed by Richmond, VA firm Baskervill, the Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center features a rich color palate of gold and grey with …

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Affordable Family Housing Opens in Boulder

BOULDER — Element Properties, with Pinkard Construction and Sopher Sparn Architects, celebrated the grand opening of SPARKwest, Element Properties’ 45-unit permanently affordable multifamily flats and townhomes project in Boulder. On Wednesday, May 9, grand opening festivities included a ribbon cutting and facility tours with remarks from Kurt Firnhaber, the City of Boulder’s deputy …


Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel Unveils $15M Renovation

DENVER — Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel held a “Grand Re-Imagined Event” on Thursday, May 10, to unveil a $15 million renovation project that began in April 2017. The entire hotel has been renovated including all 400 guestrooms; 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces including the ballroom; lobby and public spaces; and an …


City Council Votes to Curb Development of “Slot Homes”

DENVER — On Monday night, Denver City Council voted unanimously to approve major changes to the Denver Zoning Code that will curb the development of “slot homes” throughout Denver. Slot homes are thought by many to be boxy, multi-unit residential buildings, arranged perpendicular to the street that often feel disconnected and out …


iBrands to Construct Cannabis Grow Facility Near Durango-La Plata Airport

DURANGO, CO — According to iBrands Corporation, Inc. (“the Company”), a diversified holdings company, legal cannabis sales topped $1 billion in Colorado last year. From 2009 to 2014, 36 percent of new industrial tenants were marijuana businesses there and nearly four million square feet of industrial space in Denver was being …


Neoera Completes Design for Art Curation Firm’s New LoHi Headquarters

DENVER  – Neoera, a Denver-born architecture firm that delivers meaningful spaces at the intersection of design and culture, recently completed architecture and interior design for NINE dot ARTS’ new 6,400-square-foot headquarters located at 3734 Osage St. in Denver’s Lower Highlands neighborhood. NINE dot ARTS is an award-winning art curation firm offering end-to-end arts planning and procurement …


Industrial Build-to-Suit Facility Under Construction Near DIA

DENVER — Becknell Industrial has purchased a 39.8-acre site in Nexus at DIA in Commerce City. A new 540,800-square-foot build-to-suit industrial facility is slated for completion in January 2019. The site is strategically located at Quintero Road and East 81st Avenue, which is immediately adjacent to the Denver International Airport. …


U.S. Labor Shortage Impacting CRE Industry, JLL Report Says

DENVER — A JLL report called “Where are all the workers?” states that the country’s current labor shortage is having a significant impact on the commercial real estate industry, resulting in higher vacancy rates, lower asking rents and greater concessions across markets. As of January 2018, roughly 6.3 million positions remained …

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PCL Construction Achieves OSHA Blue Level Status for 13th Consecutive Year

DENVER — PCL Construction has achieved Blue Level status from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the 13th consecutive year.  The status rating is an outcome of a program created via a partnership between OSHA and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to improve workplace safety among contractors and …