‘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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Landlords Can Create Inclusive and Profitable Tenancy Options

By Jason Shepherd, co-founder of Atlas Real Estate and REACTIV Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is on the cusp of profound change in vibrant markets like Denver. For too long, the norm has been to fill vacant space with yet another bank branch or chain restaurant rather than offering young creatives and entrepreneurs the …

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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 …


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 …


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 …


Architect of the Month: Lauren Falcon, Associate AIA, Stantec

Lauren Falcon, Assoc. AIA was raised northwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota in a town named Albany. Growing up, Falcon was surrounded by carpenters, ceramic artists and hobby enthusiasts who suggested pursuing architecture to her when she was in high school. She then went on to pursue an architectural master’s degree …


Conscience Bay Co. Unveils Adaptive Reuse Plans for The Denver Shops

By Katie Rapone, editor of Mile High CRE. As the subject of last years Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge, The Denver Shops, a 40-acre industrial site located at the crossroads of I-25 and I-70 in the Globeville neighborhood, has much of the CRE community eager to find out what will become …

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Renovation of Historic Denver Apartment Hotel Underway

By Kevin Villegas, digital marketing manager for Encore Electric They say history is written by the victors. If that’s the case, then the remodel of the Colburn Hotel, and a rededication to its mission to provide affordable housing, is a big win for the Colburn Hotel residents and for Denver. Originally built …


Morrison Camp Barracks to Undergo $1M Rehabilitation

By Melanie Short, AIA, LEED AP, senior associate, RATIO/HPA In 2019 RATIO | HPA, was hired by the City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation, to design the rehabilitation of the 2,500-square-foot barracks building located near Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The overall vision for the property is to …