Confluent Development Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Advisory Board

Confluent Development, a national full-service real estate investment and development firm headquartered in Denver, has announced the election of John H. Myers of Forstmann & Company to its board of directors, and the appointment of Robert Ezer of Amica Senior Lifestyles to its advisory board. As Confluent welcomes the two …


Ares Management Corporation to Acquire Black Creek Group

Ares Management Corporation (“Ares”) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Black Creek Group’s U.S. real estate investment advisory and distribution business, a leading Denver-based real estate investment management firm. Founded in 1993, Black Creek had approximately $11.6 billion of assets under management, as of March 31, 2021, …


Kimberly Werner Named President of BD Guild Denver Chapter

It was no surprise when Kimberly Werner stepped up to become president of the Denver Chapter of the Business Development Guild—an organization dedicated to building the bridge between business development and operations for companies serving the natural and built environments. With 17+ years of AEC/CRE industry experience and 11 years of business development …


New Corporate Real Estate Advisory Service Company Launches in Denver

Respected commercial real estate industry veteran, Tamara Alexander-Johnson, today launches Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services, a new company that provides a comprehensive suite of property optimization and real estate-focused savings opportunities, in Denver. Principal Alexander-Johnson, has more than 25 years of experience managing over $3.5 billion in local, national and …


Potential CRE Tax Implications for 2021

By Blaire Butler and Peter Keepper, Essex Financial Group As the presidential election concludes, commercial real estate investors are now strategizing for the future impacts of new taxation policies under a different administration. It is worth prefacing this article with the fact that these changes/proposals are all preliminary at this point, as there …


Home Builders Associations Announce Shared Management Plan

Beginning December 1, 2020, the Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver will enter into a Shared Management Agreement. The associations also announced that the CAHB’s current CEO Ted Leighty will become the leader of both HBAs. The state and metro Denver HBAs …


Exit Planning: Without it, Your Business Could Die

By Kevin Kays In my nearly ten years as a business coach with business advisory services company The Alternative Board, and as an exit planner with Exit Map, I have talked to hundreds of business owners. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number that had a well thought …


Benchmark Commercial Partners with Global Tenant Advisory Firm

Benchmark Commercial Real Estate — a Denver-based boutique commercial real estate firm providing solutions for mid-sized tenants and buyers of office, industrial, and retail facilities — has partnered with Exis Global Tenant Representation, along side two other companies: Landmark Advisory Services (Montréal and Calgary), and The Tenant Agency (Washington, D.C. – …


Transforming the Experience of Project Work with Lean

By Susan Pratt Reinhardt, AIA, associate principal, Lean Project Consulting, Inc. A construction project is an organization composed of approximately 600 individual companies (including suppliers) with separate contracts, fees and scopes of work, invented to build a single, very expensive product that is then instantly disbanded. It should be no surprise that …


Benchmark Commercial Joins Exis Global Tenant Representation

Colorado commercial real estate company, Benchmark Commercial, has partnered with Exis Global Tenant Representation, a global commercial real estate organization committed exclusively to representing commercial tenants and end users. As the first company in the Denver market to be a part of the Exis platform, Benchmark will have access to the organization’s global resources …