Four New Community Solar Gardens Break Ground in Denver

Colorado has long been a leader in the U.S. when it comes to cutting greenhouse emissions. Contributing to this more sustainable landscape is UX Solar, a joint-venture partnership between Unico Solar Investors LLC, Excelsior Energy Capital and Unico Solar Investors LLC, along with co-development partner Namasté Solar, who today announced the groundbreaking of four …


Iconic Granite Tower in Downtown Denver Reveals $11M Renovation

Granite Tower, a 31-story Class A office building located at 1099 18th Street in downtown Denver, recently underwent a series of renovations. Originally built in 1984 as part of a four-tower block and formerly known as Stellar Plaza and Plaza Tower, Granite Tower today covers two city blocks and features …


Southern Land Company’s Bespoke Uptown Community Welcoming Residents

Bespoke Uptown community at 17th and Pearl Streets in Denver, is now open to residents. Blending modern conveniences with historic neighborhood preservation, the development features 316 upscale apartments spread over 10 floors with over 12,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space. Southern Land Company worked with Historic Denver to preserve …


Turner Construction Completes Denver’s Behavioral Health Solutions Center

Turner Construction has successfully completed the new Behavioral Health Solutions Center on behalf of the City and County of Denver. The architect for the project was Davis Partnership Architects. Turner provided preconstruction and construction services, including interior demolition and build out to support conversion from a family crisis center to …


Improving Social, Physical and Emotional Health Through Intentional Design

By Laurel Raines, Dig Studio, president | founder A national competition sponsored by Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) in 2012 invited the design community to “re-imagine play” and help radically transform Denver’s playgrounds. By liberating play equipment from typical defined bubbles of space and spreading play opportunities throughout park environments, people of all …


Multifamily Development in Commerce City Receives Financing

Denver-based Southwestern Property Corp. is to begin construction of Aspen Hills Apartments, a 180-unit, $40.5 million multifamily community, to be located in the rapidly growing Reunion/North Range area of Commerce City.  A $34.4 million construction loan under the HUD 221(d)(4) program was originated by Kelley Klobetanz, managing director at Greystone, a leading national commercial …

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Becknell Industrial to Develop Industrial Distribution Facility in Commerce City

According to Cushman & Wakefield, Becknell Industrial has purchased two land sites totaling 170 acres, along with a subsequent lease for a brand new 1-million-square-foot build-to-suit distribution location for a yet to be named national home improvement retailer, in Commerce City. Becknell purchased the land for a combined $22.4 million, according …


New Preschool Coming to Sterling Ranch in Douglas County

Construction is set to begin on a Primrose private pre-school at Sterling Ranch, a 21st century master-planned community in Douglas County. The school is scheduled to open in Sterling Ranch in late 2021. The architect is Galloway and the general contractor is AD Miller Construction Services. “We’re very excited to welcome Primrose to …


Newly-Built Apartments in Longmont Trade for Record Price

According to Brinkman Real Estate, Union Pointe, an eight-building apartment community in Longmont, has traded to Minneapolis-based Centerspace, a publicly traded real estate company focused on multifamily. The property was sold for $76.9 million ($300,390/unit), marking a record-high multifamily transaction for the Longmont market. Brinkman developed the property in partnership with Jensen LaPlante Development and …


Essex Forms Strategic Finance Partnership

Essex Financial Group (“Essex”) has formed an exclusive correspondent relationship with PGIM Real Estate to source loans intended for sale to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. With this relationship, Essex will work with PGIM Real Estate’s origination team in the Rocky Mountain region and have access to their DUS and Optigo lending platforms. …