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How Denver’s ChefReady Virtual Kitchen is Committed to Earth Day, Every Day

By Nili Malach Poynter, co-founder of ChefReady virtual kitchens Like any industry, the restaurant industry has a deep carbon footprint. The US throws away more food than any other country in the world, with nearly 80 billion pounds of food wasted per year – an estimated 30 to 40 percent …

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Demand for Denver Condos Remains Strong

By Gini MacDonald, employing broker, HomeSmart Colorado 2020 has brought about dramatic and long-lasting changes to just about every area in American’s lives, including the real estate market, which has long been considered a safe haven for investment. Reports from around the country indicate the sale of multi-family units have plummeted in …

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Space as a Service to Support Community

By Jason Shepherd REACTIV, an innovative commercial real estate marketplace that connects people with an array of vacant commercial spaces, recently collaborated with local groups to create an immersive community project in Denver’s Berkeley area, reimagining three once-commercial houses slated for demolition and giving them and the neighborhood new life. Dubbed The Tennyson …

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Force Majeure Provisions in the Age of COVID-19

By Patrick Compton, partner at Ballard Spahr Whether you are dealing with a real estate purchase and sale agreement, a construction contract, or a commercial lease, chances are your legal documents contain some form of “force majeure” provision. Translated from the French, meaning “superior force,” these provisions relieve or modify contractual obligations …

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Local Construction: A Pandemic Perspective

By Peter Knowles While official government responses to the coronavirus have ranged from draconian to dismissive (at the state level, Colorado has classified construction as essential, but some counties have imposed restrictions on building activity), the crisis has hit the building industry with indiscriminate force. In this time of uncertainty, there are ways …

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Solar: Reducing OpEx and Increasing NOI During Uncertain Economic Times 

By John Shaw, commercial solar project developer at Namasté Solar. Namasté Solar is one of the longest-running solar companies in Colorado, with over 8,000 local homeowners, businesses, and commercial property owners as our customers. We recognize that our community is facing uncertainty and stress as a result of the coronavirus crisis. It’s a strange …

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Rent Relief for Retail Tenants During COVID-19: A Checklist for Landlords

By Ashley Wingfield, shareholder, and Blake Hansen, associate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Denver As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unfolds, retail locations globally are facing closures, business slowdowns and economic uncertainty. Accordingly, retail tenants and landlords are having difficult conversations regarding the possibility of rent relief. When approaching these discussions, landlords should keep …

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A Dose of Dopamine: Using Neuroarchitecture in Space Design to Support Wellbeing

By Marc Snyder, director of sustainability and associate principal at 4240 Architecture As a lot of us face a new normal during uncertain times, it is good to reflect on and realign to those aspects of our lives that contribute to positivity and good health — no matter where we may …

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Addressing Female Diversity in Real Estate: Is it a Pipeline Problem?

By Becky Zimmermann, president of Design Workshop March celebrates Women’s History Month which gives us a great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the efforts that have been made over the years to help women open doors and claim a seat at the table. It’s also a time to see what we …

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Landlords Can Create Inclusive and Profitable Tenancy Options

By Jason Shepherd, co-founder of Atlas Real Estate and REACTIV Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is on the cusp of profound change in vibrant markets like Denver. For too long, the norm has been to fill vacant space with yet another bank branch or chain restaurant rather than offering young creatives and entrepreneurs the …