Denver Green Roof Initiative Meets Strong Opposition
An initiative that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly “green roof” amenities that will appear on the city’s ballot this November, has met strong opposition from the commercial real estate industry, concerned about the negative impact the proposed ordinance could have on Denver. The ordinance would... Read more
Colorado Schools Strive for Zero Net Energy
An increasing number of schools in Colorado are pursuing zero net energy — a term used to describe ultra-efficient new construction and deep energy retrofit projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from clean, renewable resources. Perhaps the biggest incentive for a school to pursue net... Read more
Page Strengthens Presence with Significant Investment in Denver
By Catherine Gavin, Senior Associate/Communications Director at Page Recognizing the dynamism of Denver and the Rocky Mountain region, Page — a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm — made a strategic decision to invest in a significant expansion of the capabilities of its Denver office. That investment comes in the form of... Read more
Millennials’ Influence on the Multifamily Market: Analysis & Trends
By Keith E. Moore, AIA, Architect at RMG As the nation’s largest living generation, millennials stand to make quite an impact on the future of the multifamily commercial real estate market. Already at 76 million, their numbers are expected to peak in 2036 at 82.1 million, surpassing the baby... Read more
Denver’s Evolving Retail Market: Stephanie Cegielski, Spokeswoman for ICSC Shares her Perspective
What does the world look like with the Amazon news to buy Whole Foods? Are shopping malls really going away with technology? Do millennials really shun the physical store? A city that is expected to be one of the hottest markets over the next few years, Denver and its... Read more
Redefining Architecture with (a)VDC
Vega Architecture pride themselves on their ability to think outside the box and push boundaries— so much so that back in 2009 they started the firm with the goal of redefining the architectural process itself. The firm set their sights on fully integrating exceptional design with rigorous budgetary and... Read more
Denver’s Energy Benchmarking Ordinance: What it Means for the Denver Real Estate Market
By Jesse Hunt, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP – Powers Brown Architecture In December of 2016, the City of Denver passed Code of Ordinances Ch. 4, ARTICLE V. – Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Multifamily Buildings. This ordinance follows in the footsteps of 17 other large cities in the United States who... Read more
Central Platte Valley: Office Development Hotbed
Location, location, location certainly rings true when it comes to office development in the Central Platte Valley (CPV) area of Downtown Denver. Drawn to the areas quasi historical vibe, easy access to nature and proximity to central downtown, it’s easy to see why the area is the ideal location for... Read more
WELL Building Standard: A Peek Through Lakehouse’s Glass Façade
Green, energy-efficient and sustainable have become real buzzwords in recent years — thrown around in the commercial real estate industry like baseballs at a ballpark — but the latest standard in building certification measures — not how environmentally friendly a building is — but rather, how human friendly it... Read more
Luxury Apartments on Speer Appeal to Live/Work Tenants
DENVER — KTGY Architecture + Planning, an international award-winning architecture firm, recently revealed details behind the design of TriVista on Speer, a 322-unit luxury apartment building currently under construction on Speer Boulevard between 13th and 14th Streets. The seven-story community, adjacent to Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood, is slated for... Read more