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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 …

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Q&A with Scott Farrell, President of i2 Construction

Scott Farrell, LEED AP, is president and partner at Denver-based i2 Construction, a full service general contractor with a focus on complex commercial construction projects — ranging from brand forward corporate interiors and technical medical/laboratory facilities, to new building construction and exterior additions/improvements. While embracing his roots of growing up in a …

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2021 Outlook: Five Trends Influenced by Covid-19

By Becky Zimmermann The global impact of the novel coronavirus will not be known for years. COVID-19 has changed the way society lives and works, how schools function and children receive their education, how businesses operate, how real estate development decisions are made, and how connections occur without in-person interaction. While many lessons …

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Avenida Partners Embraces New Tech to Improve Safety of Amenity Spaces

By Autymn Rubal, special projects manager with CFC Construction During a global pandemic, community gathering spaces become higher-risk environments. Communities worldwide need to determine best practices for safely reopening these spaces. The hurdles to reopening appear even more challenging against the backdrop of an economic recession, when every business must strive to make …

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Commercial Solar: The Demand for and Marketability of Green Buildings

By John Shaw Green buildings are no longer a niche category, and the increasing adoption rate speaks to their many benefits. Commercial property owners can be leaders in the sustainable commercial building movement, especially with solar. Soon, however, green design will be the norm instead of the exception, and property …

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Potential CRE Tax Implications for 2021

By Blaire Butler and Peter Keepper, Essex Financial Group As the presidential election concludes, commercial real estate investors are now strategizing for the future impacts of new taxation policies under a different administration. It is worth prefacing this article with the fact that these changes/proposals are all preliminary at this point, as there …

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Demand for Denver Condos Remains Strong

By Gini MacDonald, employing broker, HomeSmart Colorado 2020 has brought about dramatic and long-lasting changes to just about every area in American’s lives, including the real estate market, which has long been considered a safe haven for investment. Reports from around the country indicate the sale of multi-family units have plummeted in …

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Rethinking Community Service in a Pandemic

By Christina Zavislan To say this year has been full of challenges would be an understatement. But it is how we respond to those challenges that says everything about our character – as individuals, as neighbors, as a business community, and as a country. When it comes to Mortenson’s community …

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Denver’s Market Center Unveils Transformation

By Katie Rapone, editor Almost four years since renovations first began at Market Center, Urban Renaissance Group (URG), Stars REI and City Street Investors are celebrating their impressive transformation of the five-story office and retail buildings at 17th and Market streets. At a time when new construction of mixed-use buildings has reached a peak in …

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Rising to the Challenge in Crisis: How Developers Can Strengthen Community Togetherness

By Celeste Smith Developers are highly invested in the wellbeing of the projects they create, the businesses and residents they serve and the communities in which we all live, work and play. When impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic resulted in widespread uncertainty, it was crucial for developers to rise to the challenge …

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