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The goal of NAIOP Colorado’s public policy efforts is to insure that owners and developers of office, industrial, mixed-use, retail and related real estate are protected from the ever present threats of legislative action regulatory action, and ballot initiative processes that attempt to hinder and/or unfairly burden the commercial real estate industry. By protecting owners and developers, the livelihoods of all real estate service providers, and the cost exposure of tenants, are protected as well. In addition, NAIOP Colorado proactively drafts, sponsors, and works to pass legislation and initiatives that benefit our industry.

There are many ways to invest in the Public Policy Fund. You can invest a designated amount, you can give based on the number of buildings in your portfolio, or you can invest based on the square footage you own. Your level of investment will determine the benefits your company receives.


 Public Policy Fund Investment Opportunities 





Sustaining Sponsor of the Legislative Reception and the Legislative Breakfast Meeting; Weekly Updates from Lobbyist Firm; Invitation to attend the Annual Federal Legislative Update Dinner; Invitation to have Company Representative on the Public Policy Committee; Year-round recognition on all sponsor media lists, website, and banners/slides at Chapter events and programs.

Minimum $10,000


Supporting Sponsor of the Legislative Reception and the Legislative Breakfast Meeting; Weekly Updates from Lobbyist Firm; Invitation to attend the Annual Federal Legislative Update Dinner;  Invitation to have Company Representative on the Public Policy Committee; Year-round recognition on all sponsor media lists, website, and banners/slides at Chapter events and programs.

Minimum $7,500


One ticket to attend the Legislative Reception; One ticket to attend the Legislative Breakfast Meeting; Invitation to attend the Annual Federal Legislative Update Meetings; Invitation to have Company Representative on the Public Policy

Committee; Year-round recognition on all sponsor media lists, website, and banners/slides at Chapter events and programs.



One Ticket to attend the Legislative Reception; One ticket to attend the Legislative Breakfast Meeting; Year-round recognition on all sponsor media lists, website, and banners/slides at Chapter events and programs.



One Ticket to attend the Legislative Reception; Year-round recognition on all sponsor media lists, website, and banners/slides at Chapter events and programs.



Year-round recognition on all sponsor media lists, website, and banners/slides at Chapter events and programs.



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Welcome New Members

Joined 10.19.2023 - 11.27.2023

John Ahlering

Centennial Realty Advisors, LLC


Michael Mendoza

Forterra Investment Partners

Adam Essink

SunCap Property Group


John Moore

JE Dunn Construction Company

Kelsey Fleenor



Fred Moreno

Rosemann & Associates

Steven Fletcher

RBF Family Limited Partnership


Blake Mourer

open studio | architecture

Zachary Gilmore



Chad O'Connor

McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.

Scott Hendricks

Homestead and Escrow


Garrison Quinn

Magnetic Capital

Rachel Husting

ARCO/Murray National Denver, Inc.


Lauren Richardson

Capital Property Group

Elijah Jennings

Atlas Real Estate Group


David Spriggs

DMS Real Estate, Inc.

Aaron Johns

MidFirst Bank


Brad Stevinson

Trammell Crow Company

Isaac Krahn

Northwood Investors LLC



Joined 09.22.2023 - 10.18.2023

Mara Blakslee

Small Giants, LLC


Zachary C. Propst

Crosbie Real Estate Group, LLC

Brynn Burda

Powers Brown Architecture


Matt Rogers

Suntec Concrete Inc

Claire Conley

Granite Properties


Tanner Scholvin

Narrate Companies

John W. Hardie

HDA Architects


Mike Shoemaker

MidFirst Bank

Chase LaFrano

Milender White Construction Co


Kai Slocum

CRESA Partners

Kristen Link

Carmel Partners


Jack Sorenson

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

Ben Moore

University of Colorado Denver - Student


Jake Victor

Northpointe Development


Joined 08.15.2023 - 09.21.2023

Scott Lewis

Spartan Investment Group


Joseph Kiffe

JM Civil Engineering

Carma Weymouth

Stewart Title Guaranty Company


Charles Dinegar

University of Colorado Boulder

Delaney Kliavkoff

DPC Companies


William Kim


Anna Habarth

First American Title Insurance Company


Lauren Neal


Nathan Hittle

The VERTEX Companies, LLC


Aimee Love

Independent Financial

Ethan Rus

The VERTEX Companies, LLC


Sharena Smith

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Joined 03.03.2023 - 08.14.2023

Ismael Acosta

Majestic Realty Co.


Erik Hagevik

Trammell Crow Company

Ryan Adzima

Meriwether Companies / Immersed Group


Blake Hansen

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Matthew Alcon



Rachel Harmon


Walter Armer

Wood Partners


Melyssa Hartzell

Martin/Martin, Inc.

Dave Bacon

Trialbreak Partners


Janelle Henningsen



Clifton Beasley

Greystar Real Estate Partners


Erik Jansson

Joseph Lee & Associates, LL

 Mason Bender

Concord Summit Capital


Andrew Langston

Roof & Solar Brokers Group

Stephen Bohara

Fox Rothschild LLP


David Lysaught

Vectra Bank

Patrick Bolick



Janae Magee

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Matt Borner

ARCO/Murray National Denver, Inc.


Alexandra McPherson

Independent Financial


Jon Buerge

Urban Villages, Inc.


Blake McVean

Stream Realty Partners

James Burt

U.S. Bank


Jill Mendoza

Town of Superior - Superior, CO

T J Carvis

Gresham Smith


David Meyering

Confluent Development

Steve Chacon

First American Exchange Company


Andrew Mitro

Realty Mogul

Erik Clore

Lowe Enterprises


Alexander Mollozzi

EverWest Real Estate Investors

Aaron Coffeen

Moss Adams


Timothy Morzel

D.A. Davidson & Co.

Brian Craig

Urban Villages, Inc.


Marie Negaard

Buffalo Builders, Inc.

Cadie Crean

Confluent Development


Rohan Patel

Northwood Investors LLC

Adam Dallimore

Westport Properties


Matthew Perigard

Essex Financial Group, LLC

Jarrod Darden

University of Denver - Student


Stephen Price

Essex Financial Group, LLC

Michael DeAngelis

ARCO/Murray National Denver, Inc.


Connor Quinn

Crowe LLP


Tyler Degidio

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital


Lauren Ranney



Austin Donnelly

True North Companies


Andrew Schafer

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.

Coyle Dummigan

Stream Realty Partners


Bill Smith

Intergroup Architects, Inc.

Doug Elenowitz

Trailbreak Partners


Krista Sprenger

McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.

Hillary Ellis

Polsinelli PC


Siobhan Stocks-Lyons

Marino Public Relations

Grant Evans



Benjamin Swanson

Quiver Investments, LLC

Viola Fisher

Colorado Technical University


Kyle Swaving

CAGE Civil Engineering

Mark Foster

The True Life Companies


Schuyler Tompkins

Morningside Capital

Erik Frandsen

Huntington National Bank


Pete Vastyan

Confluent Development


Tyler Fried

Pacifica Commercial Realty & Investments


Matt Wardlow

CTL/Thompson, Inc.

Timothy Gannon

Enclusive Development


Zachary Wasser

Shea Properties

Christina Garrett

CODA Consulting Group


Coy Williams


Matin Goldstein

Venture Architecture


Susie Williams

BOK Financial

Reggis Guthrey

RE Solutions Development


Lucas Workman

Adams County Colorado

Milan Gutesha

Broe Real Estate Group




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Joined 11.10.2022 - 3.02.2023

Kyle Adabahr

Alcorn Construction


Katie Kruger


Antoine Adou

Trammell Crow Company


David Kuosman

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Daniel Aizenman

Conscience Bay Company


Derek Lange


Charles Anania

Digby Commercial Advisors


Jacob Larsen

Brinkmann Constructors

Jason Arneson

NBH Bank


Sarah Laverty


Cameron Ausenhus

Interior Environments


Austin LeGault

Vectra Bank

Kaveesh Bawa

Vetra Bank


Miles Luning


Christopher Brick

Pure Development


Kevin Maguire

Workplace Resource Colorado

Ryan Bruders

Partners Group


Sam Makings

Flywheel Capital LLC

Matthew Bruns

Rockefeller Group


Reed McLaughlin


Morgan Bullen

Panattoni Development Company


Bryce McNeely

Blue West Capital

Blake Chipman

First Fidelity Bank


Tyler Minix

Cypress Equity Investments

Ashley Combs

MBH Architects


Thomas Murta

PNC Bank

Michael Coppola

Cushman & Wakefield


Nicholas Nasharr

Colliers International

Nicolas Cuevas

Reinsurance Group of America


JP Nolette

Spartan Investment Group

Maxwell Daffron

Town of Frederick - Frederick, CO


Tate O'Herren

Milhaus Development

Alexandra Dahlin



Michael Pavlakovich

Cushman & Wakefield Colorado

Devin Darr



Carrie Pierce

Braconier Mechanical

Leslie De Hass



Buddy Poppitt

101 Architecture

Josh DiSalle

Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners


Clint Priest

U.S. Bank

Brooke Dumon

Revesco Properties


John Rayburn

Pallavicini Partners

Hayleigh Evans



Rick Reichstein

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Ian Fish

Vectra Bank


Nick Rice

Colliers International

Sean Flanagan



Austin Rickard

Marcum Commercial Advisors

Richard Flierl

MVE + Partners


Derek Riley

Riley's Roofing

Hans Forslund

Vectra Bank


Eliza Ross

Pennybacker Capital

Andrew Fox

Crosslands Development


Kate Siegel

Brownstein Hyatt Farer Schreck, LLP

Shane Frazier

Vectra Bank


Ryan Skirboll

Hensel Phelps Development

Holly Gallegos

Central Bank & Trust


Andrey Starostin

First American Title Insurance Company

Greg Hartley

The VERTEX Companies, LLC


Lucas Stevenson

University of Colorado - Leeds School of Business

Claire Hellweg

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP


Jack Sullivan

First American Title Insurance Company

Michael Hemberger



Shaw Thomas

Vectra Bank

Alex Johnsen

The VERTEX Companies, LLC


Brett Thompson

Alpine Bank Denver Region

Connor Johnson

Commerce Construction Company LP.


Joshua Valdivia-Mcdonald


Troy Kelts



Matthew Wiedenman

FitzGerald Associates Architects LLC

Victor Keys

First American Title Insurance Company


Madison Wilsmann


Sean Killoran

U.S. Bank


Jack Witte

Verdad Real Estate

Kyle Kitashima

CPR Construction Cleaning


Brandon Wright

Blue West Capital

Alex Knight

Good Investment Partners


Spencer Wright

Boston College

Karl F. Koch IV

Twain Financial Partners


Hannah Wurl

Caplan & Earnest LLC

Abby Kochevar

Land Title Guarantee Company



Joined 09.18.2022 - 11.09.2022

Megan Alexander
Small Giants, LLC

  Vincenzo Malara
Heritage Title Company
Milla Barlow
University of Denver
  Halie McCarter
Milhaus Development
Chad Becker
Arco Real Estate Solutions
  Max McCutcheon
HUB International
Jonathan Bonkoski
Mortenson Development
  Matthew McGrath
Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors, LLC.
Drew Considine
Urban Villages Inc.
  Lisa Peck
University of Colorado Boulder | Leeds School of Business
Hannah Cope
Good Investment Partners
  John Pike
Vectra Bank
Jacob Eckersley
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
  Cory Rasmussen
RPM Living
Maximillian Eckersley
FLUX Partner Group
  Donald Reynolds
Gresham Smith
Jackie Fisch
McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.
  Andrew Sams
Alpine Building Performance, LLC
Ethan Geifman
University of Denver
  Owen Socher
PNC Bank
Michael Holland
Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners
  Chris Spyke
Owen Ames Kimball Co
Henry Holmes
Schmidt & Stacy Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  Kevin Thomas
Parkway Property Investments
Joseph Lee
Joseph Lee & Associates, LLC
  Lucy Van Dusen
RMG-Engineers + Architects
Mike Machado
  Amy Vance
Rosemann & Associates


Joined 07.30.2022 - 09.17.2022

Ann Chandler
Hall Estill
  Hayden Lloyd
Fidelity National Title Group - NCS Colorado
Paula A. Chavarria
McWhinney Real Estate Services. Inc. 
  Wendi A. Nafziger
City of Commerce City
Jazzmine Clifton
Evergreen Devco, Inc.
  Alicia Nikifarava
Pless Law Firm, LLC
Andrew Dale
Brookhaven Capital Partners
  Baird E. Rodawig

Brett T. Dickerson
Shaw Construction

  Brielle Rumsey
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Andrew Drury
Quannah Partners
  Daniel Ryley
Arvada Economic Development Association
Angela Feddersen
HDA Architects
  Trevor Scannell
Marcus & Millichap
Garrett Fugier
Confluent Development
  Clint Schmitz
Hammers Construction Inc.
Benjamin Gosz
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  Tim Steves
Security Service Federal CU

Ryan Kipp
Marsh USA

  Lorraine Urie
HomeGuard Exterior Construction Services
Peter Koliopoulos
  Diane Wolfson
Sphere Law Firm
Brandon Koltiska
Fairfield Residential


Joined 03.17.2022 - 07.29.2022

Nicholas Allen
Revesco Properties
  Brad Natale
EverWest Real Estate Investors 
Christian Arrieta
  Kyle Neumeier
Colorado State University 
Matthew Beecher
Beecher Development Services
  Aaron Norris
Aaron Boyd
DPC Companies
  Eric Norris
Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners

Tyler Bochstein
Comunale Properties, LLC

  Eileen O'Malley
The Situs Group
Graham Coddington
Saunders Commercial Development Company, LLC
  Samuel Padilla
Lauren Costantini
Ares Management Corporation
  Tyler Padzik
HUB International 
Malcolm Craig
McCaffery Inc.
  Wyatt Patterson
Patterson Limited Partnership 
Randy Danielson
Opus Development Company LLC
  Lynn Pearson
Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners 
Braden Demmerly
  Joel Poppert
Imperial Ridge Real Estate Capital
Rebecca Dickenson
Trammell Crow Company
  Andrew Pritzlaff
Alder Real Estate, LLC 
Jared Diedrich
Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners
  Dustin Quattrocchi
Panattoni Development Company 
Aaron Duran
Corum Real Estate Group, Inc.
  Baxter Richardson
Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. 
Simon Egerton
Piper Sandler
  Nicolette Richardson
First Citizens Bank 
Easton Enge
Brinkman Partners
  Theodore Richardson
Ted Development Company LLC
Peter Feichtmeier
Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners
  Alexander Riedy
University of Denver
Thomas Glardon
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
  Robert Roetzel
Roetzel PLLC
Rosemary Gonzales
  Zachary Roueche
ViaWest Group
Harrison GreenMaki
NexCore Group LP
  Andrew Salomone
Wintrust Commercial Real Estate
Bradley Grimes
Brinkmann Constructors
  Ivan Sarkissian
McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C.
Bradley Grossman
Broe Real Estate Group
  Nate Schneider
Essex Financial Group
Conor Haney
Venture Architecture
  Acie Seifert
George Hanlon
Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners
  Joseph Seroke
KeyBank Real Estate Capital 
Jeffrey Heine
SVN/Denver Commercial LLC
  Matt Shannon
Westfield Company, Inc. 
Arthur Heldt
The Beck Group
  Patrick Smith
Topographic, Co. 
Bob Husum
Brinkmann Construction 
  Tyler Solomon
Brookfield Properties
Ryan Kelley
Global Roofing Group
  Douglas Spitzer
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Jack Korosec
Essex Financial Group
   Andi Stader
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP 
Drew Lacey
Bow River Capital
  Zachary Toler
CenterPoint Integrated Solutions, LLC 
Nicole Liebman
Denver Housing Authority
  Erinn Torres
Kristen Link
Carmel Partners 
  Gerrit Van Maanen
Spartan Investment Group
Michael Lund
Piper Sandler
  Daniel Watson
Danaria McCoy
Newmark Merrill Mountain States 
  Jonathan Whitson
Timothy McEntee
Dakota Pacific Real Estate
Davis Meyer
EverWest Real Estate Investors 
Omeed Mollaian
The VERTEX Companies, Inc.
Max Mowry
SunCap Property Group
Brian Mulnix
GH Phipps Construction Companies 


Joined 01.06.2022 - 03.17.2022

Michael Borden
Peak Practice Properties

  Timothy Lorman
Capital Property Group 
Mark Burcham
  Kate Madden
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP 
Katie Burns
  Jesse Manton
Ares Management 

Joshua Calkins
LAZ Parking

  Dawn McCombs
Avison Young 
Brad Cushard
Logistics Real Estate and Development
  Andy McElroy
VIEW Dynamic Glass
Timothy D'Angelo
Hyde Development
  Samuel Miller
BH3 Management LLC 

Kristjan Danis
Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors, LLC

  Emily Monarez

Mary Grace Engelman

  Marcy Moneypenny
Avison Young
Rick Firmine
Argosy Real Estate Partners
  Peter Muller
Wood Partners
Wade Fletcher
Cushman & Wakefield 
  Sean Murphy
LCP Development 
Olivia Fortunato
Allante Properties
  Garrett Neustrom
Kenai Capital Advisors 
Maxwell Fuller
LAZ Parking
  James Odewald
Panattoni Development Company 
John Galgano
National Valuation Consultants 
  Benjamin Potter 
Megan Gautreaux
i2 Construction, LLP

Kelly Pretzer
Brookfield Properties 

Rosemary Gonzales
  Alexander Rongione
Walker & Dunlap Investment Partners 
Jennifer Heede
  Todd Rosen
LAZ Parking 
Joseph Henry
JRL 51st Street, LLC
  Phillip Ruschmeyer 
The Ruschmeyer Corporation 
Kendall Higgins
Moody Insurance Agency 
  Brad Schmidt
Urban Renaissance Group 
David Hoesing
JR Engineering 
  Bryon Stevenson
Drew Isaac
Marcus & Millichap 
  Megan Strauss
Adrienne Keavney
Deutsche Finance America 
  Matthew Trone
Cushman & Wakefield 
Latha Kingue
Northwood Investors LLC 
  Francisco Urueta
Souder Miller & Associates 
Kelcy Kolar
EQT Exeter 
  Todd Witty
Derek Lis
Evergreen Devco, Inc. 


Joined 12.01.2021 - 01.05.2022


Nick Behm
Alcorn Construction

  Kristin Grace
Opus Development Company LLC
Tony Bock
Titan Applicators LLC
  Eric Johnson
Luke Cannon
Koelbel and Company
  Jennifer Mannel
Independent Financial
Jeff Carwile
Gateway Construction Services, Inc.
  Julia Miller
Alcorn Construction
Eric Chamberlain
The Opus Group
  Douglas Ort
Colliers Engineering & Design
Shawn Dickmann
Blue West Capital
  Marc Perusse
Revesco Properties
Matt Ferguson
Confluent Development
  Kurt Schoffstall
PGIM Real Estate
Ben Geiger
Alcorn Construction
  Jesse Weaver
Red Dot Storage


Joined 09.01.2021 - 11.30.2021

Jennifer Aragon
Altitude Commercial Realty
  Robin Houston
Watermark Residential
Joanna Bartnik
United Properties
  Michael Kershner
ILC Studios
Bryan Baynton
Aspen Capital Partners, LLC
  Krister Kroll
University of Colorado
Adam Bellin
University of Denver
  Vincenzo Malara
Heritage Title Company
Katie Blaalid
PNA Construction Technologies, Inc.
  Kyle McClure
Colin Bolling
University of Denver
  Karissa Miller
Pacific Geosource Inc.
John Burks
  Cal NeSmith
Ares Management
Max de La Bruyère
Lafayette Property Company
  Tyler Nowak
Henry Group Real Estate
Jeff Dean
Mark IV Capital
  Conor Okmin
US Bank
Maria Fessler
PlattPointe Capital
  Austin Rios
Broe Real Estate Group
Jay Filley
Mark IV Capital
  Ryan Wafer
University of Colorado
EJ Gibson
University of Denver
  Charlie Wigdale
Comunale Properties, LLC


Joined 08.01.2021 - 08.31.2021

Denyse Airheart
Bryan Construction
  Kris Kucharski
Silas Campbell
Boyd Watterson Asset Management
  Peter Liebman
Boyd Watterson Asset Management 
Shari Canon
Boyd Watterson Asset Management
  Bennett C. Miller
University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business
Nikki A. Carpenter
Boyd Watterson Asset Management
  Jack Oberg
University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business
Victoria Chapman
First Integrity Title Company
  Christopher Rodgers
DeVry University
Todd Cooper
Dynamic National, Inc.
  Matthew Stewart
L.C. Fulenwider, Inc.
Alexander J. Goldberg
Page Southerland Page
  Travis W. Sytsma
Dynamic National, Inc. 
Maxine Hepfer
International Capital, Inc.
  Della Wegman
Boyd Watterson Asset Management
Timothy O. Horne
Boyd Watterson Asset Management

Yvette Roman


Full Name: Yvette Roman

Company:  Ellipsis Construction

Title:  Founder & Principal

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • University of Southern California (USC), B.S. for Building Science (Civil Engineering)

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 10

CRE Work Experience: My experience in the CRE industry has been through General Contracting for Commercial Construction. I love the problem solving, relationships, and final product of this branch of the CRE industry.

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? Honestly, it was mostly by accident. I just knew that I liked architecture, but without any artistic background I signed up for civil engineering in college. Then I stumbled into general contracting for commercial construction through the CMAA group at school and ASC Reno Competition. The rest is history.

Proudest professional achievement thus far: My proudest achievement thus far is from my previous employer, having been involved in the Sofi Stadium project. There have been projects which my teammates have dreaded and others they have relished to attend everyday. The Sofi Stadium was the project where everyone from all levels of authority loved to say they were a part of this huge project.

Aspirations/Goals: Complete my first Triathlon this year.

Community Outreach/Volunteerism: I volunteer in the NAIOP Public Policy Committee, Golf Committee, and BOMA Denver Chapter. This year I am a part of the CIty and County of Denver IBC/IEBC Code Committee as well.

Personal Interests: My newest interest are triathlons thanks to my previous mentor. I found a coach to help teach me open water competitive swimming and I discovered prescription water goggles. Believe it our not, even though I've worn glasses my entire life, I did not know prescription goggles were a thing. My next biggest interest is reasonable sustainability for construction.

 Nick Kitaeff

Full Name: Nick Kitaeff

Company:  Confluent Development

Title:  Development Director

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • I studied International Business & Public Policy at the University of Denver. I credit my time spent in a study abroad program in Rome with my passion for travel, food and cultural diversity that I try to inject into my retail projects.

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 11

CRE Work Experience:

  • I'm responsible for directing the entire development process "soup-to-nuts" from site identification & acquisition, programming & planning, lease negotiation, entitlements, financing and construction for complex retail, mixed-use and multifamily projects in Colorado.

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? I have always been motivated by the opportunity to create best-in-class projects that are engaging from a human perspective and positively impact communities. Creating memorable & innovative places for businesses to thrive continues to motivate me.

Proudest professional achievement thus far: I'm extremely proud of the Confluent team for completing our boldest mixed-use project to date - Exchange at Boulevard One. Delivering this retail/office project amidst a global pandemic was a challenge, but the team stayed committed to our guiding principles and focused on creating a positive impact in the community.

Aspirations/Goals: I've volunteered my time on the board of DMCAR for 3 years where I learned how to be an effective leader from Katie Kruger. I have dedicated the last 5 years to enhancing the NAIOP Mentor Program, where I continue to focus on improvement and enhancement to support our developing leaders and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Community Outreach/Volunteerism: Raising money for prostate cancer awareness and research and past involvement with open adoption agencies in Colorado.

Personal Interests: I'm an unabashedly proud Boston sports fan as well as a passionate fan of Liverpool Football Club. I'm also an avid skier - the combination creates some busy weekends trying to fit in skiing and early Premier League mornings.

Megan Kranichfeld 

Full Name: Megan Kranichfeld 

Company:  Prime West

Title:  Vice President of Industrial Development 

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • I graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Business Administration with a Real Estate Certificate. 

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 7

CRE Work Experience:

  • I have recently started as vice president of industrial development with Prime West and will be starting an industrial development program for the company. Through my previous experience, I have been involved in high scale industrial projects totaling over 1 million square feet of industrial product developed across Colorado, and led the leasing efforts for those spaces that are now occupied by name brand tenants. In the last 12 months, I was responsible for the construction commencement of four speculative industrial buildings with a combined value of over $80 million.

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? Commercial real estate has a unique impact on the lives of people in our community. When I first realized that I was interested in a career in real estate, I was thinking about the coffee shops, grocery stores, and apartments that I had lived in and how those every day places had shaped my daily life. That morphed over the years and as I learned more about it, my interest grew towards industrial development and the impact it has on our daily lives. Industrial space has more of a profound impact than some realize, warehouses are where companies can provide better inventory, quicker delivery to your front step, and overall faster and better services for people in our communities. 

Proudest professional achievement thus far: My proudest professional achievement has been my continued involvement and commitment to various NAIOP programs, including the developing leaders mentor program as well as the national forum platform. It is so exciting and rewarding to meet peers and colleagues and to have the opportunity to stay connected with those people through NAIOP. I am inspired by all of the members who are such high achievers in an incredibly competitive industry. Many of my good friendships started through NAIOP! 

Aspirations/Goals: My goals for the future are to remain curious and continue learning to continue to progress forward in this industry. That immediately includes building a successful industrial development program for Prime West! 

Community Outreach/Volunteerism: I enjoy volunteering my time as a mentor to college students, particularly young women who are considering a career in the commercial real estate industry. I am also actively involved with the CU Real Estate Center Alumni group. Adopt-a-Family is a program that I have been a part of during the holidays over the years by providing Christmas gifts for families in need, that is always such a rewarding way to give back and make a direct impact in the community. 

Personal Interests: I love everything that Colorado has to offer during all seasons, so it's not a surprise that I love to hike and ski. More recently, that has been a lot of hiking and spending time exploring the mountains with our 1 year old lab, Archie. I'm doing the snow dance for some more snow for all of the skiers this year!


Bradley Segall

Full Name: Bradley Segall

Company:  Denison Parking Inc.

Title:  Market General Manager

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • Bachelors of Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MBA, University of Colorado at Boulder

NAIOP involvement:

  • Programs Committee Volunteer

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 10

CRE Work Experience:

  • Capital markets investment brokerage, Asset Management, Acquisitions, Commercial Lending, Debt Brokerage including government agency and life insurance company lending, and parking management/consulting and business development. 

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? I was lucky to be motivated by Buz Koelbel and then Sherm Miller to start exploring the industry over a decade ago. I started to realize how commercial real estate was such an intersection of so many areas of business that I was interested in. I became fascinated with how living and breathing commercial assets could intersect so many areas of our economy both at a micro and macro level, and wanted to be a part of its growth. CRE is such a people business in every way and I realized what an incredible community there was to work with within Metro Denver. Once I found a few areas to focus on, I was hooked. 

Proudest professional achievement thus far: At home, it's my two kids.  At work, it's the relationships that I have made, no doubt. I am extremely fortunate and proud of the wonderful people that I have met and worked with along the way. I would not be anywhere without them, personally and professionally, and only hope to continue to give back to others the same way.  In a way, achievements can only be statistics or a source of pride when you think about those that helped you get there. 

Aspirations/Goals: I recently took on a role to expand Denison Parking, a national management and consulting firm,  throughout Colorado.  I hope to continue to grow our reach in this market and ultimately show our clients the significant amount of value that our platform can bring to a wide variety of projects and commercial asset classes. 

Personal Interests: Golf, Vail, Football Saturday's, Lake Michigan and chasing after my 4 and 7-year old boys.

Buzz Miller

Full Name: Buzz Miller

Company:  Stream Realty Partners

Title:  Senior Associate

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • B.A. in Economics and Geology from University of Colorado at Boulder

NAIOP involvement:

  • Engagement & Communications and Developing Leaders Committee Volunteer

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 6

CRE Work Experience:

  • Associate at Brue Baukol Capital Partners
  • Senior Associate at Comunale Properties
  • Senior Associate at Stream Realty Partners

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? Buzz grew up around real estate and curiosity from an early age evolved into a passion for the industry. Ultimately, he was drawn to a role that allows him to use previous knowledge, experience and a unique ownership perspective that adds depth to his ability to solve problems and service clients.

Proudest professional achievement thus far: A growing list of clients who have been treated the right way.

Aspirations/Goals: To build more relationships in the industry and help my team at Stream continue to grow our presence in the Rocky Mountain Region. 

Community Outreach/Volunteerism: Raising money for prostate cancer awareness and research and past involvement with open adoption agencies in Colorado.

Personal Interests: Fly fishing, golfing, skiing, camping, scuba diving.

 Marisa Mendenhall

Full Name: Marisa Mendenhall

Company:  BLUME

Title:  Growth Strategist

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • B.S. Physiology From The University of Arizona

NAIOP involvement:

  • Engagement & Communications and Developing Leaders Committee Volunteer

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 5

CRE Work Experience:

  • My role at View has required me to understand real estate trends, development of pro formas, tenant needs, lease rates and building trades to create a business case for occupant wellness and sustainability through the use of View’s Smart Window technology. 

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? I saw a need to create better spaces for people to work and live and to save energy to protect the planet.

Proudest professional achievement thus far: Jumping headfirst into Denver real estate from a pre-med degree and a completely different state to understand and educate the market on a new technology that tends to resist change. A few wins are included in my achievements!

Aspirations/Goals: I would love to influence the way we evaluate real estate that focuses on the occupants and the planet and to further my knowledge of the ESG space.

Personal Interests: Snowboarding, backcountry snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, equestrian sports and yoga.


CJ Manning

Full Name: CJ Manning

Company:  Prime West

Title:  Vice President of Development

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • University of Colorado – Boulder, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Georgetown University, Master of Science – Real Estate Development (Candidate)

NAIOP involvement:

  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 5

CRE Work Experience:

  • CJ assumes a finance-focused role with the firm; including financial modeling and project budgeting for Prime West development projects. He also oversees the execution of the firm’s development projects alongside Prime West’s internal team and third-party architects, engineers, and general contractors. Previously, CJ served as development manager of a family-owned real estate investment company in Nashville.  

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? My mom worked in the CRE industry for over 20 years so I’ve been interested in commercial real estate my entire life, but I couldn’t decide on a path within the industry that I felt was suitable long-term. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon a couple of development opportunities in Nashville that I discovered my passion for real estate and my desire to work in commercial development. 

Proudest professional achievement thus far: Helping others discover their passion. 

Aspirations/Goals: My goals include leading a development firm, and playing a key role in increasing diversity, inclusion, and belonging within the commercial real estate industry by helping to establish pipeline opportunities to access and recruit qualified diverse talent.   

Community Outreach:  CJ is a member of NAIOP Colorado serving as co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, and on the Developing Leaders Committee (35 & Under). He is also an active member of the Downtown Denver Partnership serving on the 2021 Awards Jury and the City Build steering committee. CJ is also involved with the CU Real Estate Center serving as a mentor to students of diverse backgrounds.

Personal Interests: Hobbies include spending time with family, traveling, and scuba diving. 

Katie Donahue

Full Name: Katie Donahue, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA

Company:  Handel Architects

Title:  Associate

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • Cornell University: Master of Architecture II Post-Professional
  • University of Colorado Denver: Master of Architecture
  • University of Wisconsin Madison: Bachelor of Business Administration

NAIOP involvement:

  • Programs Committee Volunteer

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 14

CRE Work Experience:

  • Design, construction and coordination of buildings in Denver, NYC, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Atlanta, and Madison.
  • Work for Handel Architects, Gensler Architects, and Architecture for Humanity/Open Architecture Network.
  • Teaching architecture at Parsons New School of Design in New York and University of Colorado-Denver.

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? The buildings all around us are such critical parts of the built environment - they have the subtle power to influence every aspect of the way we live. I became passionate early in my career to seek out opportunities for meaningful place-making and creating buildings that shape our cities in positive ways. 

Proudest professional achievement thus far: 

Receiving the Young Architect of the Year, AIA Colorado 2014 as well as getting to work with a slew of brilliant people on a variety of projects across the country. In addition, becoming an unofficial spokesperson for women in the AEC industry and advocating for young women in school.

Community Outreach:  Katie currently works as thNAIOP Programs Committee, ULI Women's Leadership Initiative, ULI Building Healthy Places, University of Colorado-Denver instructor and Search Committee.

Personal Interests: Dog rescue (we have 2 giant Newfoundlands), art, volleyball, hiking, laughing, making things.

Maxwell Marcum

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Full Name: Maxwell "Max" C. Marcum

Company:  Marcum Commercial Advisors

Title:  Senior Advisor

Education/Professional Certifications:

  • B.S. Science in Communication Studies with a minor in Finance, Colorado State University

NAIOP involvement:

  • Developing Leaders Committee

How many years have you been in commercial real estate? 5

How long have you been a member of NAIOP? 1 Year

CRE Work Experience:

  • Prior Marketing and Research Associate for Chrisland Real Estate Companies (currently NAI Affinity).
  • Associate Broker at Marcum Commercial from 2015 - 2020.
  • Promoted to Senior Advisor at Marcum Commercial in January of 2021. 

What motivated you to get involved in the CRE Industry? Max wanted to pursue an opportunity to participate in growth and development of his community while developing relationships with businesses and business owners that operate within the industry. 

Proudest professional achievement thus far: Participating in the sale of over $24 Million sale of a Wheat Ridge Industrial portfolio in early 2020. 

Aspirations & Goals: Max wants to assist in growing and developing Marcum Commercial Advisors as a competitive presence within the Colorado commercial market. Max also wants to become certified through CCIM and SIOR. 

Community Outreach:  Max currently volunteers with various homelessness outreach programs through metro Denver and the region. He is helping to organize and volunteer in a variety of fundraising events for The Family Tree nonprofit organization. 

Personal Interests: Snowboarding, personal fitness and hunting.

Profile Published September 1, 2021.

Construction Corner

Learn more about NAIOP Colorado member and sponsor company's past and ongoing projects transforming the metro Denver skyline.
Made possible by our NAIOP Construction Corner Sponsor, The Weitz Company, LLC.



Submitted June 2023, Posted August 2023

Weitz has been ‘Building a Better Way’ since 1855, and in the Rocky Mountains for more than 70 years, since 1952. We attribute our success to our client-focused business practices, and elevated standards of quality and safety. We are proud to have been the contractor partner of two NAIOP Awards of Achievement- Development of the Year Awards.

Vectra Bank Corporate Center” won the Office Development of the Year

This 41,490-square-foot, transit orientated mixed-use project is located at 7222 E. Layton Ave. in Denver, just steps from the light-rail platform at Belleview Station. Vectra Bank partnered with Confluent Development as their build-to-suit development partner for their new headquarters, along with open studio architecture.

The Class A office development project entails a new nine-story, mixed-use office building of approximately 129,800 gross square feet (GSF) which includes; retail at the ground level, four levels of parking structure above the retail, and office use for the top floors (6-9 floors). The proposed conceptual design yields approximately 120,900 GSF of office and 5,200 GSF of retail.

Vectra Bank Corporate Headquarters, images courtesy of Weitz   

Citizen West 10”, won Multi-Family Development of the Year

The 17-story, 393 Unit project is located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Neighborhood. The entire structure is comprised of Post-tensioned cast in place concrete. Exterior skin combines a mix of masonry, to blend the building with the neighborhoods historic aesthetic, but adds in a mix metal panels and stucco to bring a newer and modernized appeal. The first five floors of the project will house parking for the building’s tenants, with Townhouses and units on the Acoma and 10th Street sides. A pet lounge that expands to the outdoor dog run with operating overhead doors is located on the buildings south side. Bike storage and a repair shop is provided to tenants that prefer an alternative commute to their downtown offices.

Citizen West 10, images courtesy of Weitz   

Also included on the ground floor is two retail spaces, designed to house a restaurant anchor and coffee shop. Above the garage, the podium deck on level 6 will provide the communities amenities including game lounges, a 2-story gym equipped with a climbing wall, outdoor activities, and spa lounge. The pool is on the 18th floor, and is the highest elevated pool in the state, which required heavy detailing and engineering. Quarterra, formerly known as Lennar, developed and manages the property, and Shears Atkins Rockmore (SAR+) providing the planning and design.

Weitz is proud to have been the selected partner for these two projects, along with “Building a Better Way” for years to come in the Rocky Mountain region.

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Revesco Properties, Alpine Investments, Pinkard Construction, and OZ Architecture Break Ground on Residential Highrise in Denver’s Golden Triangle

Submitted May 2023, Posted August 2023

Denver, Colo.Revesco Properties/Alpine Investments (RPAI), Pinkard Construction, and OZ Architecture celebrated the groundbreaking for a 12-story, multifamily project, akin Golden Triangle, on March 14th. Construction commenced in early February and is expected to continue into Q4 of 2024. The luxury-boutique building will contain 98 units of multifamily and amenities.

“The Revesco and Alpine teams, along with our design and construction partners, have worked diligently over the past year and a half to get this project entitled and financed in a challenging environment, "said Churchill Bunn, Managing Partner of Alpine Investments. “We are excited to see akin Golden Triangle go vertical in the coming months and look forward to delivering a first-class project to one of Denver’s most exciting urban neighborhoods.”

Photos of akin Golden Triangle, courtesy of Alpine Investments

Positioned along Bannock Street, akin Golden Triangle is one of four of RPAI’s upcoming projects that will operate under the umbrella of one brand known as “akin”. RPAI is developing the brand to appeal to a sophisticated, discerning, urban-minded resident, while elevating each local neighborhood by creating an elegant and timeless living experience. While exterior and interior aesthetics and amenities will vary per location, each will draw upon the same brand foundation: a distinctly urban recipe of design, wellness, culture, service, and connection to the neighborhood. Continue Reading

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Confluent Senior Living and MorningStar Senior Living Celebrate Grand Opening of Observatory Park Community in Denver 

Submitted May 2023, Posted August 2023

DENVER — Project partners Confluent Senior Living and MorningStar Senior Living have completed MorningStar at Observatory Park, one of the newest senior living communities designed to establish a unique “Whole Health Standard” in the industry. 

Located in Denver’s historic Observatory Park neighborhood at 2100 South Josephine Street, the 89,900-square-foot senior living community represents the development partners’ 13th joint venture across five states.

To celebrate the grand opening, the project partners will host an inaugural reception at the property on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 4pm-6pm MST.

“When this project broke ground in early 2021, many senior living projects had recently ground to a halt as credit tightened and investors expressed concern about viability. Today, as the industry experiences uncertainty in delivery, the successful completion of MorningStar at Observatory Park underscores the quality of the community, our collective team’s strong, proven track record, and commitment to collaboration and mutual trust,” said Matt Derrick, now managing director at Confluent Senior Living. 

The five-story, urban infill community offers 58 assisted living and 23 memory care suites as well as 47 underground parking spaces. The entire property was developed under the “Whole Health Standard,” the partnership’s comprehensive, holistic approach to the latest in healthy building technologies while enhancing resident physical and mental wellness, safety, comfort and quality of life. Continue Reading.

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 GE Johnson Takes Flight at  Hotel and Event Center at U.S. Air Force Academy's North Gate

Submitted May 2023, Posted August 2023

When driving south off the North Gate Boulevard exit on I-25 in Colorado Springs, you see a towering red crane. This is the site of the future four diamond standard hotel and event center being constructed by GE Johnson just outside the gates of the United States Air Force Academy. The nine-story building will rank second in Colorado Springs for number of rooms and square feet of meeting space. With 375 rooms and 26,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, this design-build project is essentially two builds happening simultaneously.

The conference center and upper event lawn and amenity deck, built with composite steel frames on the west side of the building, is a three-story podium structure. Here, conferences will take place with floor to ceiling windows where the mountains surround the space, showcasing the true beauty of Colorado. The top level of this structure will feature an event lawn for weddings and other events as well as a pool, bar, and restaurant and plenty of places to take in the breathtaking mountainous backdrop.

The hotel space, consisting of a six-story tower, is being constructed using load bearing metal stud (LBMS) walls by Infinity Structures. The 600 lineal feet by 30-foot-high panels are prefabricated and brought on site, followed by the concrete decking. This process adds a new level to the structure every few weeks.

GE Johnson is making great use of prefabrication to assist in keeping the project on schedule. In addition to the LBMS wall panels, bathroom pods are incorporated into the hotel rooms. Prior to construction, GE Johnson built two full model hotel rooms to scale. One room was built with a traditional build and the other with the Surepod bathroom pods incorporated. The Surepods were selected as the preferred building delivery method and are currently being delivered and installed.
The prefabrication elements have not only been useful for saving time, but also for preserving the safety of the crews. The first vertical structure placed above the lowest slab was the RediCor stair core. These factory-built modular units are brought in and stacked on top of one another. Inside these steel form cores are the stairs where concrete is poured, providing crews with the main access to the top of the structure for the duration of the project. This is the first use of the RediCor system in Colorado Springs.

A unique recreational element of the space is the two flight simulators, providing guests with a real-life pilot experience. The hotel promises an unforgettable stay and amenities abound with fitness and spa facilities, the pool and event lawn, and six kitchen/food and beverage spaces throughout. The project is expected to be complete in fall of 2024.

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HDA Denver Office Flourishes with New Projects, Substantial Growth

Submitted May 2023, Posted August 2023 

DENVER, CO (May 15, 2023) – In alignment with continued growth and expansion of the firm, HDA Architects’ Denver office has added several new projects to its roster in just under nine months. Spearheaded by industry veteran and Principal Angela Feddersen, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, projects range from large multi-family developments to exciting new retail establishments.

hda evergreen mfHighlighting the project roster for HDA Denver is the 90,000 SF multi-family development that will include 47 market rate townhomes in Evergreen, CO. The project is nearing completion of construction documentation and is estimated to be $23M.

Recently added projects include the 5,600 SF expansion and renovation of Fjällräven in downtown Boulder, CO, which is located within the iconic Pearl Street Mall. As the product demand from this flagship brand center continues to skyrocket, an upgraded, larger store for the outdoor clothing equipment company was needed. 

Three new restaurants for The ONE Group are also currently in various design phases, including two Kona Grill restaurants inhda kona grill rendering Henderson, NV, and Tigard, OR, and a restaurant debuting under their new brand concept called Saltwater Social in Denver, CO. The design of all three new locations reflects The One Group’s upscale and polished casual, high-energy atmosphere and will bolster their position as the global leader in “Vibe Dining.” 

In addition, HDA’s Denver team has already completed its first project, a MAX Boutique high-end women’s fashion shop. Located in Cherry Creek North, this 2,000 SF interior tenant improvement for the “Style Leader” as named by Harper’s Bazaar showcases its unique assortment of top women’s designer and contemporary collections.

“The quick success of our Denver office is truly exhilarating,” said Angela Feddersen, Principal, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C. “Expanding the HDA brand in the region not only allows for additional opportunities but helps us to better serve our clients throughout the U.S. We have some fantastic clients that are shaping the Denver market and beyond, and it’s been a privilege to work alongside them.” Continue Reading.

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JR Engineering Celebrates 50 Years of Pioneering Engineering Solutions

Submitted May 2023, Published August 2023

jr engineering 50th anniversary logoCentennial, CO JR Engineering, a leading Colorado engineering and surveying firm, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. Five decades of providing innovative solutions to its clients began with the firm’s founding in 1973 by Jim Fraker and Roger Guertner. Working with two other staff members, they focused on providing high-quality, cost-effective services to what even then was a fast-growing Colorado.

Today, JR Engineering’s four locations, in Centennial, Fort. Collins, Colorado Springs, and Genesee employ more than 85 engineers, designers, surveyors, planners, and administrative personnel. More than a quarter have been with the firm more than 20 years.

JR is led by Aaron Clutter, president, Kurtis Williams, VP and director of business development, and Ellen Orlowski, director of operations and finance. Aaron and Kurtis have been with JR Engineering 28 years and joined the firm within a month of one other. Daniel Clark, a twelve-year JR employee and group lead for JR’s Land Development Group in the Genesee, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs locations, recently accepted an invitation to join Aaron and Kurtis as the firm’s fourth and newest principal.

Clutter, on this milestone stated, "We are incredibly proud of our legacy and the opportunities we have had to contribute to Colorado’s growth. Our success reflects our team’s hard work, dedication, and expertise and our commitment to delivering outstanding results to our clients."

Since 1973 JR Engineering has established a reputation for excellence and has played important roles in hundreds of projects for an extensive, diverse client list. Continue Reading.

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New Apartment Hotel Developed by Revesco Properties Opens in LoHi

Submitted May 2023, Published August 2023

Sonder The Artesian Hotel LoHiRevesco Properties, the Denver-based company planning an entirely new 62-acre neighborhood where amusement park Elitch Gardens now sits, is completing an apartment hotel project on a lot that’s about a tenth of an acre.

Revesco purchased the LoHi site in November of 2018 and began construction of the Project in December of 2021. Designed by local Denver architect Davis Urban, the site includes five floors of microunit apartments, ground floor retail and underground storage. The project does not include on-site parking or typical amenities, as the neighborhood’s walkability is the true amenity. The 23,000 square foot microunit project is master leased to hotel operator Sonder who is adding to their portfolio of 9,000+ units in over 40 cities and 10 countries. The Project will operate under the Sonder brand, a hospitality-oriented apartment platform designed to combine the reliability of a hotel with the unique experience and location of a vacation rental. The retail is 100% leased to Golden Hour, a local wine bar that is expected to open later this Summer.

The building’s design was set to stand out in the neighborhood with it’s unique distressed coreten steel panel façade and inviting LaCantina sliding entry doors. “We wanted to be both accretive to an already vibrant neighborhood yet stand apart in our material selection,” said Evan Kurtis, Construction Manager for Revesco Properties. The thoughtful layout provided for each of the 40 units provides high-end finishes and full kitchenettes on a 3,800 SF footprint. Top floors include city and mountain views.

Sonder is planning on accepting guests mid-June while the retail space will be pouring wine a month later.

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Rosemann & Associates Designs Sleek Senior Living at Holly Park

Submitted May 2023, Published August 2023

Construction at MorningStar Senior Living at Holly Park is bringing the best in luxury senior living to Centennial, CO. Holly Park is tailored to accommodate the next generation of seniors with 161 total units offering three lifestyle options: 85 suites for independent living, 50 suites for Assisted Living, and 26 Memory Care suites. The high-end 4-story, 212,000 SF residential structure is situated on 3-acres at the corner of South Holly Street and Arapahoe Road, side by side with the Kaiser Permanente Arapahoe Medical Office. The site is steps away from the Little Dry Creek trail and minutes from The Streets at SouthGlenn, offering residents easy access to outdoor recreation, shopping, restaurants, a movie theater, and entertainment venues.

Designed by RiNo-based Rosemann & Associates architects, the sleek building compliments the surrounding neighborhood and delivers inspiring upscale indoor spaces and lavishly landscaped outdoor spaces. Beginning with the prominent wood-framed entrance and second floor Assisted Living terrace, the entry welcomes guests and family members to the community and introduces the purposeful contemporary design focused on nature-inspired colors and unique wood details and finishes to reflect the beauty of the nearby foothills.


MorningStar Senior Living at Holly Park Renderings, courtesy of Rosemann & Associates

Once inside the two-story lobby, residents will be greeted with views through the Independent Living dining to the courtyard beyond. The 2nd floor Life Enrichment facilities opens to the lobby below and to the terrace to offer al fresco best-in-class dining and lounging complete with fire pits and a bistro. Residents can relax at the indoor saline swimming pool that flows via a waterfall into the outdoor spa or practice their swing at the putting green. A 45-car parking garage with EV charging stations is nestled into the sloping grade, providing immediate access to the first floor and supporting the ever-evolving electrification needs of the State.

The Independent Living wellness and fitness areas open to the courtyard, providing a serene exterior space for the sunny Colorado weather. The 4th floor Independent Living rooftop terrace and club room is designed to allow residents to view western mountains of the Front Range, while relaxing or socializing.

Following the new trends in senior living design, the community has additional resident storage for rent, a theater that offers frequent community movie nights and doubles as Sunday service space, physical therapy suites with on-site staff to support resident needs, a salon, bocce courts, and a dog park. Staff offices are located on the 3rd floor to provide immediate access yet separate space for operations of the community.

“We are excited to follow the construction of this much-anticipated development and proud to unveil a thoughtful, modern senior living residence for the Centennial community,” said Rosemann Director of Business Development Amy Vance.

MorningStar Senior Living of Holly Park is planned for completion in late 2023. The project is the result of regular team collaboration between Rosemann & Associates, MorningStar Senior Living, Edgemark Development, and JHL Constructors.

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Brinkmann Constructors Completes Industrial Warehouse Build in Stafford Logistics Center

Submitted May 2023, Published August 2023

In partnership with NorthPoint Development, a Kansas City-based real estate investment firm, Brinkmann Constructors recently completed the construction of two industrial warehouses in Aurora, Colorado.

brinkmann constructors stafford business parkThese structures are part of NorthPoint’s Stafford Logistics Center – a 4.4 million square foot business park conveniently located 25 miles outside of downtown Denver. Construction began on the development in 2020 and currently features four industrial, mixed-use warehouses. As the area continues to grow, this addition will allow more businesses to strategically locate themselves in the center of the region’s industrial hub. Additionally, the site’s proximity to both I-70 and E-470 makes it an ideal site for companies looking to expand shipping and distribution capabilities both locally and nationally. Spanning over 40 acres, the two new warehouses measure 695,030 square feet collectively.

Brinkmann completed the construction of NorthPoint’s first warehouse in Stafford Logistics Center in 2021. This building measures 594,138 square feet and included over 110 acres of site work. Construction of buildings two and three kicked off in April 2022 and was completed in March 2023.

While building two is ready for tenants, building three is slated for turnover by the end of May 2023. All three warehouses were designed with the intended tenants in mind, and include many useful features, such as advanced sprinkler systems, ample parking and trailer spaces, LED lighting with motion sensors, and 36-foot ceiling clearance, among others.

As sustainability remained at the forefront of NorthPoint’s build priorities, both warehouses were built to obtain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified status. The LEED rating system, established by the United States Green Building Council, is a globally recognized framework that focuses on environmentally friendly building practices, resulting in cost savings, enhanced efficiency, and cleaner, healthier communities.

This build marks Brinkmann’s 30th project for NorthPoint Development.

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National Western Center Expects to Launch RFP Process for Equestrian Center and Hotel Project in Fall 2023

Submitted June 2023, Published August 2023

The National Western Center Authority and the City and County of Denver are continuing their partnership to develop and implement components of the Master Plan for the 250-acre National Western Center Campus. The Authority, a nonprofit organization, is responsible for operating, maintaining, programming, and promoting the National Western Center. The City, Authority, and partners Colorado State University and the National Western Stock Show, have recently opened or are in the process of completing construction on multiple major facilities on the NWC Campus. The Equestrian Center is the only remaining public facility to be procured in Phases 1 and 2.

  national western center equestrian center rendering     National Western Center Equestrian Center Rendering

The Authority is undertaking a process to select a team to complete the Equestrian Center and Hotel Project on the remaining 17 acres on Phases 1 and 2 of the NWC Campus. The NWC Authority and the City released an RFIF seeking industry feedback on the proposed Equestrian Center and Hotel Project in late June and expect to begin the RFP process this fall 2023. For more information regarding the process and proposed schedule, please visit or Click Here to view the RFIF.


Posted on March 23, 2023

Hines, a global real estate investment, development, and property manager, in partnership with L.C. Fulenwider, Inc., ("Fulenwider"), announces the start of construction for the first phase of Denali Logistics Park, a Class A industrial and logistics park in Aurora, Colorado. Denali Logistics Park sits on 57 acres within Fulenwider’s larger Box Elder mixed-use development and will deliver over 760,000 square feet of industrial and logistics space across three speculative buildings. Leasing for the project will be managed by Mitch Zatz, Carmon Hicks and Jason White of JLL. The buildings are currently available for lease with an expected delivery of fall 2023.

“Denali Logistics Park is the new marquee of Denver’s industrial scene, allowing occupiers to achieve and exceed their future supply chain and logistics goals,” said Courtney Schneider, director at Hines. “Each site offers a variety of sizes, allowing for flexibility to fit the needs of any occupier. The development is a significant addition to Hines’ growing industrial and logistics portfolio.” 

Located east of E-470 between East 64th Avenue and East 68th Avenue in Denver’s growing Airport submarket, Denali Logistics Park provides direct unparalleled access to the Denver Metro and all its major interstates. Phase 1 of the speculative development consists
of three buildings varying in size:

· Building 1: 352,600 square feet, 370 feet deep, 40-foot clear height. Cross Dock.
· Building 2: 205,800 square feet, 210 feet deep, 32-foot clear height. Rear Load.
· Building 3: 201,200 square feet, 230 feet deep, 32-foot clear height. Rear Load.

The site also includes abundant trailer parking and auto parking, separated truck courts with the ability to fully secure, and unmatched site amenities including a fenced basketball court and outdoor seating.

“Denali is strategically situated right in the heart of Denver’s hottest big box distribution and manufacturing submarket,” said Jason White, Executive Vice President of JLL. “With some of the world’s most recognizable brand names selecting this area for their state-of-the- art
production and logistics facilities, this location has defined itself as the new place to be.” Denali Logistics Park is zoned “Airport District” and allows for warehouse distribution, light manufacturing, high-tech industrial, and e-commerce fulfillment center uses, among other permitted uses.

Denali Logistics Park is designed by Ware Malcomb’s Denver office and is being constructed by Arch-Con ® Corporation.

For leasing information, contact Jason White at [email protected].

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Venture Architecture Leading Design for Crocs’ Headquarters for the Second Time
Submitted by Connor Haney, Venture Architecture
Posted on November 28, 2022

Venture Architecture, a Denver-based firm specializing in client-centric design, announced today that the firm is serving as the architect of record to design Crocs’ next headquarters. Crocs will be moving just two miles south from its current headquarters at 13601 Via Varra in Broomfield, Colorado to 500 Eldorado Blvd, a decision driven by the company’s rapid growth over the last 19 months.  

Located within Oracle’s Broomfield campus, the 190,000-square-foot space will transform an existing building into Crocs’ “Home for Work.”  Plans for the new space will more than double Crocs’ current footprint to accommodate the company’s 450+ new team members. Renovations will emphasize the company’s culture of collaboration and openness, reflecting Crocs’ values of democracy, comfort, and simplicity.  

The design inspiration seeks to maximize opportunities for the Crocs team to collaborate, gather, and team build in the social hubs of the building, including the lounge, huddle spaces, and coffee counters. These features come together to compose a natural flow throughout the space that connects teams across departments, aligning with Crocs’ spirit of partnership. 

“Venture Architecture is proud to be partnering with Crocs on their second headquarters project,” said Martin Goldstein, principal at Venture Architecture, “Like Crocs’ approach to the design of their footwear, our goal for the space is bring comfort and approachability to the team’s workspace, reflective of their ‘come as you are’ culture.” 

The windows and three-story atrium ensure that every employee has equal access to daylight, an essential component for creating openness and comfort in the space. This prioritization of simplicity and comfort in the new headquarters realizes Crocs’ “come as you are” culture. 

Renovations began early last summer and are expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.

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First Industrial Acquires 17 Acres in Denver, CO for Development of New 199,500 SF Class A Industrial Facility

Submitted by Joshua Deale, Cushman & Wakefield
Posted on September 22, 2022

Cushman & Wakefield announced that First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. has purchased a 17-acredevelopment site in Commerce City (Denver), Colorado. First Industrial plans to construct a brand new 199,500-square-foot Class A state-of-the-art industrial warehouse/distribution facility to be known as First 76 Logistics Center. The project is strategically located at 8000 E 96th Ave immediately off Interstate 76 in Denver’s highly active I-76 submarket.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Drew McManus, SIOR, Ryan Searle and Bryan Fry were retained by First Industrial to perform leasing for the new development, working with John Strabel, First Industrial’s senior regional director and market leader for Denver. The Cushman & Wakefield team also represented the seller in the land sale.  

First 76 Logistics Center is aiming to break ground in early 2022, with an estimated completion in mid-2023. 

“First 76 Logistics Center will be an exceptional addition to Denver’s sought-after I-76 corridor submarket while fulfilling the modern needs of today’s industrial, logistics and distribution users,” said Ryan Searle. “This site presented a great and unique opportunity to develop an infill site with tremendous regional access.”

Drew McManus, SIOR, Executive Director added, “The property provides excellent transportation access for businesses looking for convenient and efficient distribution channels, as well as access to a large pool of highly skilled labor from Commerce City, Aurora, Denver, and the surrounding areas.”

First 76 Logistics Center offers heavy industrial zoning, ample trailer parking or outside storage, and easy access to I-76. The new facility will feature 150-feet truck court, 286 auto stalls and 45 trailer stalls, 32-feet clear height, 62 dock-high doors and 2 drive-in ramps, ESFR sprinklers, and LED lighting. 

Located just 0.3 miles from I-76 and with no traffic signals, First 76 Logistics Center will be built on one of the most accessible sites in Commerce City. The property is also close to I-25, E-470 and I-70 and proximate to the Denver International Airport and Downtown Denver. 

“First Industrial is pleased to add this well-located development site which positions us to meet additional tenant demand and grow our regional portfolio,” said John Strabel. “Denver’s I-76 corridor has been

To view the First 76 Project Progress video, visit

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Lincoln Crossing

Submitted by Carson Wyatt, Lincoln Property Company
Posted on September 28, 2022


Built in the 1970s and ’80s, Lincoln Crossing is an iconic two-tower office property located at the crossroads of Denver’s Central Business District and the vibrant Uptown neighborhood. Developed by Lincoln Property Company, Lincoln Crossing has been transformed to align with today’s creative and innovative workforce to provide an environment that encourages a sense of community and empowers employees to collaborate. Renovations completed include street-level exterior facade refresh, a collaborative area with bleacher stairs, outdoor patio, lobby elevators, fitness center, multipurpose room, bike box, and new spec suites.

Lincoln Crossing will offer a diverse selection of dynamic office spaces ranging from 1,200 SF to over 100,000 SF. The space includes full-height windows that will maximize downtown views and offer an abundance of natural light creating a setting that enables high-performance work. 

Located right next door to Denver’s established Central Business District and Uptown, one of Denver’s most walkable neighborhoods. Just one block from Restaurant Row, the stretch of 17th Avenue from Broadway to City Park that boasts some of the best eating and drinking establishments in the city – almost all of which feature an outdoor patio.

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Prepared by NAIOP Corporate 
Posted on August 1, 2022

Dallas-based developer, Granite Properties, was selected as the NAIOP 2022 Developer of the Year - the association's highest honor. The award will be presented during NAIOP’s CRE.Converge conference in Chicago this October.

“On behalf of everyone at Granite, I want to thank NAIOP for this great honor of naming us the 2022 Developer of the Year,” said Michael Dardick, Founding Partner & CEO, Granite Properties. “Granite supports companies and their employees with high quality, sustainable and wellness-focused office and mixed-use environments in desired locations. Putting people first is instilled in everything we do. It’s why we’re always focused on enhancing the customer experience and making a positive impact on our communities. I’m proud of our team’s innovative spirit and ability to adapt to the many changes our industry has experienced over the 30 years we’ve been in business. This recognition is a reflection of their talent, and I thank them for their hard work positioning Granite for long-term success.”

Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment, development and management company that owns 11 million square feet of high-quality office space valued at $3 billion in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Southern California, Boston and Nashville. The company has completed more than $8 billion in real estate transactions and more than 29 million square feet of real estate development and acquisitions. It focuses on creating extraordinary customer experiences through mixed-use environments, rich amenities, customer-centric service, and innovative wellness features.

The company's size, operational experience, partnerships and breadth of resources allow it to make appropriate adjustments to short-term and long-term objectives with flexibility and speed-to-execution in response to economic changes and opportunities. The company cites adaptability and flexibility as core characteristics that are leveraged throughout the lifespan and growth of the 30-year-old company.

Granite’s advancement of technology and building wellness includes a partnership with Fifth Wall that keeps the company on the forefront of technology, benefiting customers and their businesses; evolve®, an innovative Granite trademarked program of flexible office leasing solutions; and development guidelines that meet and exceed certification requirements for both Fitwel and U.S. Green Building Council LEED.

Across the U.S., Granite is known for its social, philanthropic and employee-focused efforts. Since 2009, the company’s charitable impact surpassed $3 million. It has been named one of Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces nine consecutive times, and is committed to fostering diverse and inclusive teams across the company.

“On behalf of NAIOP, I am thrilled to recognize the fantastic achievements of Granite Properties and honor them as our 2022 Developer of the Year. The company’s strong commitment to developing and operating exemplary properties across the U.S. is inspiring,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “Throughout the company’s history, it has successfully navigated challenges and downturns, always emerging stronger. Granite’s company culture and mission of inspiring both its employees and tenants to flourish has made it a leader in the commercial real estate industry.”

Granite employees are active NAIOP members across several association chapters, including NAIOP Colorado, NAIOP Georgia, NAIOP Houston, NAIOP North Texas and NAIOP SoCal.

Since 1979, the NAIOP Developer of the Year award has been presented to a development company that best exemplifies leadership and innovation. Granite Properties was selected from an impressive slate of nominees and was evaluated by a team of seasoned developers on the following criteria: outstanding quality of projects and services; active support of the industry through NAIOP; financial consistency and stability; ability to adapt to market conditions; and support of the local community.

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Submitted by St. John Properties
Posted on August 1, 2022

The Broomfield City Council recently granted approval to St. John Properties, Inc. to initiate development activities on Simms Technology Park, a nearly 81-acre mixed-use business community in Broomfield that, upon completion, is expected to support nearly 600,000 square feet of single-story, multi-story and flex/R&D space, in addition to complementary retail amenities. The full-service commercial real estate development and management firm owns and has developed more than one million square feet of space in Colorado since 1987 and intends to invest $95 million in this project situated approximately 20 miles northwest of the Denver metropolitan area. Grading and infrastructure activities are expected to commence this summer, followed by the initiation of Phase I development activities.

Acquired from Brocade Communications Systems, LLC two years ago, Phase I of the business community located at the intersection of N. Simms Street and W. 112th Avenue in Broomfield County will be comprised of three single-story office buildings comprising approximately 100,000 square feet of space and two flex/R&D buildings containing nearly 70,000 square feet of space. St. John Properties is also marketing the sale or ground lease of four pad sites ranging from 1.3 acres to 2.4 acres that can support numerous uses including restaurants, convenient stores/gas stations, and fast food. The final development plan is expected to consist of 14 buildings with all designed for LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. St. John Properties plans to initially break ground on the single-story office and flex/R&D buildings with delivery of the first product expected to occur in summer of 2023 before proceeding to subsequent phases.

“This strategically-located acreage provides the opportunity to execute our long-term development strategy in a submarket of Colorado that contains every essential metric for sustained growth and economic vitality,” explained Brandon Jenkins, St. John Properties’ Regional Partner for Colorado. “We appreciate the support of the Broomfield City Council to greenlight a business community that will be a long-term job generator, a home to businesses both small and large and a significant contributor to the local tax base. Simms Technology Park will contribute significantly to the economic health of the region with construction jobs, the creation of jobs within the business community and both business and consumer spending with existing businesses in the region.”

As part of the development agreement, St. John Properties has pledged to complete significant upgrades to W. 112th Avenue including the addition of sidewalks, lighting, supplemental landscaping, both left hand and right-hand turning lanes and the expansion of the road by one additional lane. Two new public roads will be constructed as part of Phase 1 of the development. The new roads (Doppler Drive and Brocade Parkway) bisect the site. Brocade Parkway will be renamed to Quantum Parkway as part of the Phase 1 development plan.

“St. John Properties is differentiated from our peers by our philosophy of remaining ahead of the development curve and speculatively building commercial real estate product that anticipates the future needs of our clients,” Jenkins added. “This site provides immediate access to the Boulder and Denver markets along the U.S. 36 northwest “creative corridor” of the Denver metropolitan area. In addition, our on-going research shows the continuing trend among end-users of commercial office space in all product categories interested in migrating to Denver’s northwest suburbs for expansion and relocation.”

St. John Properties has developed and presently manages nearly one million square feet of commercial real estate assets in the Colorado region including Corporate Center, a fourteen-building 600,000 square foot business community in Golden; Sixth Avenue Place, a 145,000 square foot project in Golden; and Walnut Creek Business Park, which contains more than 200,000 square feet of space in the city of Westminster.

According to data from the Broomfield Economic Vitality Division, Broomfield County is the third-fastest growing county in Colorado with a population that has nearly doubled over the past 20 years. Approximately two-thirds of new residents have relocated from within the state. The median age of all residents is 36.7 with a median household income approaching $109,000. Major employers include CenturyLink, Oracle America, SCL Health Care, Ball Corporation and Vail Resorts. A number of companies engaged in high technology and research and development have relocated to the region in recent years.

Nearly six million people reside in Colorado, including nearly two million households, with a median age of 36.4 and population expanded at twice the national rate between 2010 and 2020 with a nearly 15% growth. Additionally, the populations of Broomfield and Weld Counties grew by 30%. According to figures released in March, the statewide unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent from 4 percent the previous month.

Founded in 1971, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest and most successful privately held commercial real estate firms. The company is distinguished by its commitment to customer service, achievements in green building, and top-rated workplace culture. Throughout St. John Properties’ 51-year history, the company has developed more than 22 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail, warehouse space and has investments in over 2,600 apartments. The company proudly serves more than 2,500 clients in Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit

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Block 162 

Featuring Block 162, Class-A Office Space Designed by Gensler

By the Patrinely Group
Posted on November 29, 2021

When construction commenced on Block 162 in June 2018, the new development’s intended level of quality ensured that the caliber of downtown Denver’s office space would never be the same. Developed by a joint venture comprised of Patrinely Group and USAA Real Estate and completed in June 2021, Block 162 is a 30-story, 606,000-square-foot, Class A speculative office building that boasts state-of-the-art office space and amenities and provides tenants a true 21st century work environment.

Designed by Gensler, Block 162 includes 20 floors of office space on Levels 11–30. The façade is comprised of an all-glass curtainwall system, offering views of the Front Range from every office floor through 10-foot-clear windows. The average floor plate size is 29,800 rentable square feet, designed to feature zero interior columns within the office floorplates. The building includes more than 9,000 rentable square feet of ground-floor retail in three retail lease spaces. The project offers parking at a ratio of 1.7 cars per 1,000 rentable square feet, with parking spaces located within three underground parking levels and a 10-floor, above-grade podium garage. Most recently, Block 162 achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Core and Shell status. It is the largest project in Colorado to receive this status, as well as the largest LEED v4 BD+C: CS project in Colorado of any level.

One of the most compelling aspects of the building is the 11th floor amenity area dedicated exclusively to the building’s tenants, with a fitness center, social lounge, and conference and meeting space. This interior amenity space provides direct access through over 110 linear feet of operable glass walls to the building’s outdoor sky terrace, which includes a manicured roof garden and a dedicated outdoor exercise lawn, as well as seating areas, an outdoor conference table, and two fire pits. The fitness center features expansive operable glass walls that open out to the exercise lawn, along with a dynamic indoor exercise area complete with stretching areas, cardio stations, free weights, and men’s and women’s locker rooms with private showers. The indoor social lounge also features expansive operable glass walls that open to the outdoor fire pits and roof garden, offering casual seating and views of downtown. Finally, the 2,800 square feet of indoor conference and prefunction meeting space is AV-equipped for tenant events and meetings – and connects via operable glass walls to a covered area featuring an all-weather outdoor conference table with seating.

Patrinely Group enlisted the help of interior architect Mayfield and Ragni Studio (MaRS) and Denver-based arts consultant NINE dot ARTS to create a one-of-a-kind experience in Block 162’s refined and modern corporate environment. As a result of this partnership, the art collection at Block 162 spotlights the dynamic talent of Denver’s thriving art scene and showcases immersive work that nods to the Mile High City’s urban, modern, and progressive development, and pays tribute to the natural elements of the surrounding mountains. One of the most immersive pieces on display is Cedar Point Reeds, a moving sculpture developed exclusively for Block 162 by BREAKFAST, a Brooklyn-based kinetic artistry group. The movement of the sculpture is governed by real-time data readings which visualize the dynamism of the wind and wind energy production occurring at the Cedar Point Wind Farm located 80 miles east of Denver in eastern Colorado. 

As leasing activity picks up, law firm Sherman & Howard, the first company to secure space in the building, has settled in 60,000-square-feet of space on floors 23 and 24. Patrinely Group and USAA Real Estate expect to announce multiple new leases in the coming months and continue to see interest from law, tech, energy sector, and financial firms – including firms with current Denver presence, and also companies looking to expand and relocate into Colorado.  

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, this activity supports the confidence of Patrinely Group that Denver is one of the most vibrant markets in the country. The city provides a unique offering to office tenants, which has been well received by corporations from all over the country – with the building offering a clean-slate platform on which tenants can create the corporate culture they desire for their employees. “Block 162 is a testament to the trends we are seeing with urban dwellers and workers,” said Patrinely Group’s Rocky Mountain Region Vice President David Haltom.  “In combination with an accelerating flight to quality, there is an increasingly blurred line between personal life and work life, and Block 162’s office space and amenities make for a great opportunity for tenants to take advantage of those trends.

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The Current, River North, Class-A Office Building

By the Schnitzer West
Posted on November 29, 2021

It’s a tall order to promise building tenants a well-designed project that promotes tenant health, wellbeing, and productivity. Especially one that is innovative to be a culture-ready workspace with significant input from local entrepreneurs, CEOs, HR leaders, and talent and one forward-thinking enough to offer a leading-edge view on the world via state-of-the-art “smart” windows. 

Such a vibrant environment is emerging in the form of the Class-A 238,000-square-foot The Current, River North (The Current), a joint venture partnership between Schnitzer West, LLC, one of the West Coast’s leading real estate investment, development and property management companies, and Craft Companies, LLC, a Denver-based, multi-directional real estate firm. The 12-story Class-A office building is located at 3615 Delgany St., in Denver's vibrant and sought-after River North Art District (RiNo).

The Current’s “ecosystem of innovation” design ethos is a strong fit for Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. It offers multiple state-of-the-art amenities, including smart windows from View, Inc. View Smart Windows employ artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically evaluate and adjust window tint to optimize natural light and tenants’ unique vista of the outdoors, all while helping regulate temperature and glare. 

The benefits of natural light in workplace productivity are becoming more widely known. One study discovered that employees working next to View Smart Windows – while dramatically adding to the building’s light-filled and sleek aesthetic – “experienced half as many headaches, slept 37 minutes longer each night and improved their cognitive function by 42 percent.” 

This is the second private office development in the state of Colorado to utilize View Smart Windows. The first and only other project in the state to implement the View Smart windows was Schnitzer West’s mixed-use, elegant, tiered development, Civica Cherry Creek, situated in the desirable Cherry Creek neighborhood.

"At Schnitzer West, we recognize that intelligent design and world-class amenities are not only aesthetically important but also why tenants choose our buildings over those of our competitors. Tenant’s ability to attract and retain talent is a significant contributing factor to their success,” said Kyle Flippen, development manager for the Denver market at Schnitzer West. 

Schnitzer West and Craft Companies purchased the RiNo site in March 2019 and began construction of The Current in April 2021. Designed by Davis Partnership Architects, the site includes eight floors of office space, two levels of underground parking, and four levels of above-grade podium parking with car charging stations and secure bike storage. The Davis Partnership design includes extensive use of architectural glass, which frames the top two floors of the building. These levels offer private amenities for tenants, including Schnitzer West's signature "great room," working and leisure space, and a rooftop terrace so that tenants can enjoy views of downtown and the Front Range mountains.

The Current will offer a vibrant environment for an engaged workforce, with its proximity to multi-family housing, upscale hotels and retail space, and public transportation, including the RTD A-Line station, offering increased flexibility for commuters and business travelers to and from Denver International Airport.

“We take great pride in contributing to the further development of RiNo and Denver's continued success and economic growth," said Lucas Schornstein, senior investment manager for Schnitzer West. "There is a growing demand from tenants for increased availability of high-quality, state-of-the-art, forward-thinking Class-A office space in this culturally vibrant hub. The Current will help attract, retain and empower major talent in this region.”


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6900 Layton Building

Featuring 6900 Layton, NAIOP's 2021 Office Development of the Year

Posted on September 6, 2021
By Shawn Donohoe, Senior Business Development Manager, The Weitz Company, LLC

When 6900 Layton broke ground in the dynamic Belleview Station development back in 2018, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock was quoted to say, “Belleview Station is well on its way to redefining how people can work, shop, dine and live all in one place – making it a signature asset for economic development and underscoring Denver’s position as a leading city for business success. We’re proud to celebrate the latest premier office space to take shape at one of Denver’s many transit-oriented development sites.”

Completed in September 2020, this sleek 385,000-square-foot Class AA Design Build and it’s custom, glass curtain certainly live up to expectations. Named Office Development of the year during the NAIOP Colorado “Best of the Best” in 2020. The project is located just 200 feet from the light-rail platform and the building rises 15 stories, bringing a stunning beauty to the office park by reflecting the skies of Denver and providing spectacular views for those inside the building.

6900 Layton LobbyThe project was a design-build partnership between Prime West as the developer, Weitz as the General Contractor, and Gensler’s Denver studio. Throughout thechallenges of the pandemic, the team remained focused on safety and integrity. As Jim Neenan, president and CEO of Prime West said in the Colorado Real Estate Journal in August 2020“Together as a team, we have pushed expectations on innovation and schedule. The result will be an elegant, progressive, mixed-use office asset further animating what is becoming a dynamic node on the southeast light-rail line.”

Bruce Porter, Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Weitz Company Rocky Mountain Business Unit, also believes the working relationships were key to the success of the project, saying “6900 Layton was a special project. I was continuously impressed by the attention to detail and the commitment from each of our team members, the design-build team, and our trade partners to maintain great working relationships across the project. Our Weitz office is located near 6900 Layton, and our team feels a great sense of accomplishment when we drive by the project each day.”

6900 Layton at SunsetStructurally, the building is a hybrid, with the building frame accommodating garage parking (1,250 parking spaces) on the first five levels. A central cast-in-place concrete core is surrounded by a precast podium coming out of the ground for five stories, capped by a structural steel tower rising to the full height. On level one, 15,000 square feet of retail is joined by a large tenant-accessible fitness center and bike storage to encourage alternatives to auto-centric transportation.

Another unique feature is the integration of two completely independent mechanical systems. A primary central plant, located on the roof, serves floors 7 through 15, while a water source heat pump system is used on the lower six floors. The dual-process solution affords overall savings in both first costs and long-term operations.

6900 Layton was named the NAIOP Colorado Office Development of the Year in 2021.  The project also achieved LEED Gold and was a 2020 Regional Award Winner of “Excellence in Subcontracting” from the Design-Build Institute of America, Rocky Mountain Region.

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