SMPS Luncheon: 2020 Economic Forecast

By Katie Rapone, editor of Mile High CRE On Thursday, Jan. 16, SMPS Colorado held their 2020 Economic Forecast Luncheon at a modern new venue, the Kimpton Hotel Born. Industry experts discussed economic, labor, real estate, and global trends shaping our economy and the construction industry in 2020. Chris Akers, economist …


Colorado First in the Nation for Green Building

For the first time since 2011, Colorado has taken the top spot on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list of Top 10 States for LEED green building. The list ranks states based on the number of LEED certified square feet per person. This year’s top states are home to …


Denver Art Museum Partners with OMA New York to Realize New Design Galleries

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will unveil its new design galleries and hands-on design studio on June 6, 2020, as part of the phased reopening of the newly renovated Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building (formerly North Building). The DAM chose OMA New York to help realize the design for nearly 10,000 …


Denver to Host First Community Meeting for Triangle at National Western Center

To support the development of future iterations of the RFP for the Triangle Project at the National Western Center (NWC), the City and County of Denver’s Performance Based Infrastructure Office (PBI) is launching the first in a series of community meetings on January 25, 2020 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Swansea …

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Site within a Denver Opportunity Zone Sells to Affordable Housing Developer

Denver-based non-profit Brothers Redevelopment Inc. has purchased a 0.25 acre parcel of land at 4401 Josephine St, located in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood, for $720,000. Brothers plans to develop affordable housing in the rapidly redeveloping neighborhood. 4401 Josephine St is a parcel of land zoned U-RH-3A within an opportunity zone. The property is …


DIA Site Selected for Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge

NAIOP Colorado and Land Title Guarantee Company, have selected a Denver International Airport site located at 61st Ave. and Peña Blvd for the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge. ‘The Challenge’ is the premier real estate competition that pairs graduate-level students from the University of Colorado and the University of Denver and …

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Construction of $55M Workforce Housing Community Begins in Westminster

Denver-based St. Charles Town Company, LLC has closed on financing to construct St. Mark Village, a 216-unit workforce housing community on 97th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in the City of Westminster. The community will replace a vacant lot that is adjacent to the long-serving and much beloved Wishbone Restaurant. Construction has …


30-Story Office Tower Proposed for 1901 Arapahoe

Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners submitted plans last week on behalf of the developer, Chicago-based Riverside Investment & Development, for a 30-story office tower to be built at 1901 Arapahoe. The undeveloped parcel of land is currently occupied by a surface parking lot owned by Paradise Land Company. Plans are preliminary …


Three New Restaurant Concepts Coming to Denver’s Market St.

LoDo’s recent loss of The Tavern Downtown, Cowboy Lounge, and Cook Street School at 1941 Market Street, has much of the community wondering what will happen to the sprawling 25,000-square-foot space that boasts a 10,000-square-foot rooftop. Well worry not, three new bar/restaurant concepts originating from California plan to reinvigorate LoDo. Nationwide entertainment …


Avison Young Reveal Top Trends Impacting CRE in 2020

Avison Young has released its global 2020 Forecast, including ten trends to know for 2020, and national and local property market outlooks for the U.S. and around the world. The annual report series provides perspective on how global events, trends and indicators impact commercial real estate in a variety of sectors, …