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Broker of the Month: Mike Wafer, Jr., Associate Director, Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) Associate Director Mike Wafer, Jr. specializes in providing tenant, landlord and investment representation services focusing on the industrial/flex market throughout the Denver metropolitan area. He has expertise in complex build-to-suits, business park development and redevelopment assets. In 2018, Wafer participated in 45 transactions and has increased year-over-year production by …

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AEC Industry Raises $53,000 for the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) 

DENVER – The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) hosted the 44th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup on Feb. 22 – 24 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, raising $375,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with any disability. …

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Confluent Development’s Celeste Tanner: The Rewards of Diversity

By Marshall Burton, president and CEO of Confluent Development The benefits of diversity within the workplace are undeniable, and the workforce continues to see a rise in women who hold executive positions across industries. This progress is owed to both the female leaders who have forged this trail as well as those …

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Breaking Through the Barriers of Gender Bias

By Katie Rapone “The days of commercial real estate being an ‘old boys club’ are over,” said Jana Turner, principal, RETS Associates and a former executive of a Fortune 500 global CRE company. Women are more empowered than ever before to make their mark on the industry, to stand up …

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Q&A with Matt Magrann PROJEX Co-Founder & CEO

By Liz Gibbons Co-founded in 2017, PROJEX is a certified Teknion furniture and architectural wall dealer in Denver. As a former collegiate athlete, Co-Founder and CEO Matt Magrann brings a high-energy level, competitiveness and positive attitude into everything that he does. Amongst an impressive network, he possesses a fire and a …

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SA+R Rings in 2019 with Twelve Firm Promotions

Denver-based architecture, interior design, and planning firm Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R) has announced several new leadership positions to start the new year. This decision follows years of strong growth, award-winning design, forward-thinking business planning, and the completion of new projects around the Denver community and beyond. While the firm has operated without identifying specific leadership …

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KTGY Principal Bill Ramsey to Spearhead Expansion of the Firm’s For-Sale Residential Practice

DENVER – KTGY Architecture + Planning Principal Bill Ramsey, AIA, NCARB, is leading an expansion of KTGY’s for-sale residential practice. Based in the firm’s Denver office, Ramsey will manage an architecture and planning team dedicated to expanding design services for new for-sale residential developments in Colorado and the surrounding states. “Bill …

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Q&A with Jim Ciesla, President & CEO at Brinkman Construction

By Liz Gibbons Jim has been in the construction industry for 21 years. Prior to moving to Colorado, he spent seven years working for a national design-build development and construction company in Phoenix, Ariz., where he managed development and construction projects from initial design concepts through construction completion. He has been with Brinkman …

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Q&A with Clark Atkinson, Chief Development Officer at Zocalo

Clark Atkinson, chief development officer at Denver-based Zocalo Community Development, has more than 30 years industry experience. He has led teams to win four national awards, having built more than 17.5 million square feet of community, hospitality, multi-family, residential and institutional landmarks. Today, Clark leads Zocalo in its efforts to …

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Q&A with Dynia Architects’ Founder and Design Director, Stephen Dynia

By Katie Rapone Stephen Dynia, FAIA, design director at Dynia Architects, founded the firm with the goal of making buildings and spaces inspired by the phenomena of nature, fueled by innovation, and motivated by the essence of architecture in society and culture. Known for his ability to push the design envelope, …