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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 …


Project Certainty Increases When People and Technology Work Together

By Chris Kelner, national director of preconstruction for Kiewit Building Group Inc. While industry experts question just how deep and long-lasting the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be, contractors can support healthy development during the current downturn with solutions to mitigate risk and create project certainty in such uncertain times. …


Modular Construction: Affordable, Fast, and Green

By Daniel Gray Commercial construction often involves significant costs, project timelines, materials waste, and environmental impacts.  While the construction industry has made enormous strides in construction technology, concerns about worker safety, project efficiency, and environmental damages remain. Construction sites produce 56 million tons of debris every year and account for …

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How to Overcome the Split Incentive with Solar

By Rachel Mountain For commercial property owners with triple net leases (NNN), recouping the costs of a capital energy improvement can be a barrier to making sustainable investments. Typically, these improvements lower the tenants’ utility bills in NNN leases, so the owner is not financially incentivized to invest in those improvements. This is …


Mentorship Programs: Seeking and Sharing Knowledge

By Aimee Duffy and Allyson Mendenhall, principals at landscape architecture firm Design Workshop Mentorship looks different at each organization but one element that remains consistent is how valuable it is to employee development. The role of the mentor is to offer knowledge, stimulate professional growth, provide encouragement during challenging situations, and serve as a …


Building the Future Workforce with GE Johnson Internship Program

By Courtney Alexander Each fall, GE Johnson recruits a group of bright minds for a summer internship. Interns receive competitive wages and are given housing for the summer at their assigned project location. Students join the program from schools such as Colorado State University, Purdue University, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University. …


Exit Planning: Without it, Your Business Could Die

By Kevin Kays In my nearly ten years as a business coach with business advisory services company The Alternative Board, and as an exit planner with Exit Map, I have talked to hundreds of business owners. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number that had a well thought …