Digital Facilities Management Creates a Tipping Point for Smart Building Adoption

By Peter Rake, global director of Integration at Switch Automation Just as today’s homeowners want to implement Smart Tech solutions for sustainability and security, commercial real estate owners and operators want PropTech in their buildings to support digital facilities management (DFM). Smart building solutions are helping operations teams evolve from reactive to proactive to …


Denver-based UDR, Inc. Publishes Inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report

Denver headquartered multifamily real estate investment trust UDR, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: UDR), recently announced the release of the Company’s inaugural 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report and the launch of its Sustainability related website at The report and website summarize the Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) achievements in 2018, and outline its targets …


Observatory Row Welcomes New Residents to First Building

Observatory Row, the new Row Homes in Denver’s University Hills neighborhood, is welcoming new residents to the first of six buildings, all of which are nearing the completion of construction. The general contractor for the project is K2 and the architect is Godden Sudik.     Some of the construction …


Elsy Studios Completes Interior Design on Hines Denver HQ

Elsy Studios, a Denver‐based full-service commercial interior design firm, recently completed the new 7,255-square-foot Colorado headquarters for Hines within the global real estate investment, development and management firm’s new 1144 Fifteenth Street building in downtown Denver. Located on 15th Street between Arapahoe and Lawrence Streets, 1144 Fifteenth Street is the first …


Denver-based Lokal Homes Enter into Land Banking Arrangement with Builder Capital, LLC

Builder Capital, LLC announced today a land banking arrangement with Lokal Homes consisting of 425 lots in the Colorado cities of Aurora, Commerce City and Colorado Springs. Builder Capital, in partnership with affiliates of 400 Capital Management, acquired the portfolio of lots as part of an ongoing strategy to provide …

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Grand Opening: Paris Family Apartments, Aurora

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. will celebrate the Grand Opening of Paris Family Apartments in Aurora, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12. The completion of the $13.5 million Paris project, a model for strong local, state and federal partnerships in affordable housing, will be marked by honored guests, including: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben …


How Much for 100K SF of Office Space in Denver?

Whether you are looking to lease space for your company or to purchase a building as an investment, central business districts are where the most desirable office assets lie. COMMERCIALCafé has put together a new study, looking at the 15 most popular CBDs in the country and creating two calculators …


Schuck Communities’ Nexus Project Awarded 2018 Economic Development Leadership Award

By Clarissa Arellano Thomas, Ph.D., principal/chief strategist, Palmer Nexus Looking back at 50-plus years of land development in Colorado Springs, Denver, Phoenix, and Portland, Schuck Communities and its team have developed, repositioned, and revitalized sites for hundreds of projects that have become the communities that residents and businesses call home today, where they work, …

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Weitz Delivers Radiant in Downtown Denver

Radiant is everything Lennar Multifamily Communities (LMC) expected – and then some – for its 329-unit, multi-family residential building The Weitz Company built in the heart of downtown Denver. On May 31, The Weitz Company turned over the project to LMC so residents could start moving into their new homes …


GH Phipps and Colorado State University Break Ground on New “Bug Lab”  

GH Phipps has broken ground on Colorado State University’s new Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (CVID), fondly referred to by the team as the “Bug Lab”. The new $22 million, 41,000-square-foot research facility will house the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at CSU and will provide BSL-2 laboratory space and Insectary Space for arthropod-borne …