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Q&A with Liz McDonald, Principal of Johnson Nathan Strohe

Liz McDonald, principal at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, is a dynamic leader known for designing and delivering spaces that achieve the perfect balance of creativity and practicality. As the firm’s youngest principal, she oversees the firm’s multifamily division, leading projects that are at the forefront of housing trends. Facts about Liz: Married …

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Reaping the Benefits of Diversity in Lighting Design

By Sarah Erickson, principal, partner, LS Group This past year has come with tremendous change. From the Denver market to the global stage, there have been countless opportunities within the commercial real estate industry to show our resilience and ingenuity. With a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and …

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021: ULI Report

By Katie Rapone, editor Mile High CRE The Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2021 report highlights the trends shaping the real estate industry. The report, which includes proprietary data and insights from more than 1,600 leading real estate industry experts, explores how COVID-19 accelerated many existing trends …

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‘Empowered Women, Empower Women,’ says Denver Law Firm

By Nicole Ament, shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck When addressing the gender leadership gap, there is wisdom in the phrase, “it takes a village.” I’ve held a variety of leadership roles during my 20 years as an attorney at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Currently I chair Brownstein’s nationally recognized Real Estate Department and …

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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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Diversity in the Workforce: Claim Your Seat and Encourage Others to Claim Theirs

by Sheila Zappanti, PHR, Human Resources Manager, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. A company’s culture must be clear and deliberate, with one of the most important factors being its diversity culture. Like it or not, everyone has some level of unconscious bias around hiring and promoting staff. It is critical for a company to not …

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Let’s Change the Conversation: The Importance of Mentorship and Taking Risks for Women in CRE

By Cara Stamp, research analyst, Avison Young “I’d like to see the rhetoric change.” That was the answer Dawn McCombs — principal and lead industrial broker in the Avison Young Denver office — gave when asked what she’d like to see done about the advancement of women in commercial real estate. “Women …

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Harnessing the Full Potential of Our Workforce

By Maja Rosenquist, senior vice president, Mortenson. Over the last decade, Colorado’s thriving economy has been a boon for development across the state. If you’re a talented builder, the work is there. That is, if you can find the labor. The Associated General Contractors of America’s Colorado 2020 Outlook Survey found that …

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