June 14, 2019
Offering intravenous vitamin cocktails, 3-year-old Hydrate IV Bar will soon open its fourth location in Boulder To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme. As the rapid growth of Denver-born Hydrate IV Bar demonstrates, there are plenty of people in the Mile High metro willing to deal with a little sting — to their arms or their pocketbooks — to get water-soluble vitamins and nutrients pumping through their veins. Founded and...
May 19, 2019
After more than a year of tit-for-tat trade negotiations between China and the U.S., making sense of all the rhetoric and tariff adjustments has just about everybody scratching their heads, including U.S. real estate experts. Last week, President Donald Trump raised tariffs from 10% to 25% on Chinese imports in List 3 of Section 301 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. That list includes many construction materials — including metals — and finished goods like floor and wall panels. The picture shifted again on Friday when Trump ordered tariffs lifted on steel and aluminum coming from Mexico...
May 7, 2019
Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder has snagged a prestigious James BeardFoundation award for Outstanding Service. The acclaimed Italian restaurant was one of six finalists in the category for 2019 and the only restaurant from Colorado to make the finals. It is owned by restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, who are also the proprietors of Tavernetta at Union Station with Peter Hoglund. Frasca Food and Wine, the only Colorado eatery to make the James Beardfinals, was presented the award at a ceremony Monday evening in Chicago. "Service, and hospitality, have been the...
March 24, 2019
What will the next downturn look like for CRE and what should the industry do about it? Bisnow asked that question of more than two dozen commercial real estate C-suite execs around the globe, and nearly across the board, they said they aren’t worried about an economic slowdown hurting the property industry. That isn’t to say they don’t think a downturn is coming in the next few years — most do, but think the CRE industry is healthy enough to withstand it. The execs, mostly CEOs or presidents of development, brokerage or capital markets firms, shared their advice on staying healthy if the...
March 12, 2019
Boulder, Colo.—The Brewers Association (BA) —the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies.1 “Although the market has grown more competitive, particularly for regional craft breweries with the widest distribution, these 50 small and independent brewing companies continue to lead the craft brewing market in sales...
January 22, 2019
The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Boulder, Colorado. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify. *** 1. Sphero Founded: 2010 Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Boulder 2018 Best Tech Startups in Colorado “Sphero began the connected play revolution in 2010 by creating...
November 29, 2018
As the commercial real estate industry continues to sort through the details of the new Opportunity Zone program, developers and investors are working to figure out the impact on real estate values in the zones and to sift hype from reality. The U.S. Department of the Treasury last month released updated guidelines for the federal Opportunity Zone program. The announcement provided some clarity, although there are still lingering questions. Despite the uncertainty some development sites within the zones have seen price increases as a result of the enormous interest in the program — though...
November 28, 2018
Several federal agencies, including the U.S. Global Change Research Program, delivered a quadrennial report on the potential effects of climate change and the country's ability to address them over Thanksgiving Day weekend. The report's findings were sobering, but did little to sway President Donald Trump, who publicly denounced the study upon its release. INFRASTRUCTURE Roads, bridges, train tracks and everything that connects people and businesses across the country are all at severe risk, according to the report. If one extends the definition of infrastructure to include the built...
November 16, 2018
In order to thrive, cities must find ways to attract new businesses and new workers. The jury is still out on the best way to attract workers, and even on which workers cities should be attracting. Some argue that in order for cities be able to build a successful, thriving economy, they need to attract a diverse array of workers, from technically proficient employees to those who are engaged in creative work. This wide range of workers includes people in the arts — music, theater, visual arts, etc. — as well as those engaged in technological development, such as engineers, programmers, and...
October 30, 2018
As America’s economy continues to shift from heavy industry to technology, certain areas of the country have gained a reputation for innovation. Many factors contribute to differences in innovation activity in U.S. cities, including the presence of research institutions, efforts by local government and chambers of commerce, access to venture capital, and the ability of leadership to read the tea leaves of the future. 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the 25 most innovative cities in the United States based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the year 2015, the...
October 17, 2018
A Longmont flex building will become a source of knowledge for scores of students. The St. Vrain Valley School District signed a long-term lease for 30,974 square feet of space at 1351 S. Sunset St. in the Campus at Longmont. The building will house the district’s APEX Homeschool Enrichment Program starting in mid-2019. APEX is a program that provides enrichment classes for homeschool students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Hunter Barto and Dryden Dunsmore of Dean Callan & Co. represented the landlord, GCC Longmont Holdings LLC, in the transaction. Keith Kanemoto of Re/Max Traditions...
October 9, 2018
The state of Colorado is on track to break it’s 2015 record of venture capital investments, according to the most recent PitchBook Data-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor report. Nationally, the report found that if the pace of investment continues, 2018 could end with most venture capital invested in the U.S. in a single year. “The first three quarters of 2018 show that the investment environment for venture-backed companies is the strongest it has been in well over a decade,” Bobby Franklin, the president and CEO of NVCA, said in a statement. “The ongoing trend of...
July 11, 2018
Artwork in the workplace has been shown by studies to improve employees’ creativity, interaction, and productivity by elevating mood, sparking inspiration, and creating conversation. Contract Furnishings Inc. President Christopher Leach, a certified ergonomist, explains the benefits to creating a colorful, creative environment for employees to work. Last October, Leach completed a furniture redesign for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority in Denver. The redesign featured tic-tac-toe-like games on every floor, wheelable whiteboards, vintage framed photos, and inspirational quotes, all...
June 27, 2018
Once again Boulder’s City Council has found itself in the spotlight with the dubious decision to increase the affordable housing linkage fee. While the conceptual idea of trying to stimulate affordable housing is understandable, it still is unclear if raising the linkage fee is the solution to a problem that has been facing Boulder for decades. In addition, while most likely not fulfilling the need for affordable housing, the negative ramifications of the fee are real and, potentially, could create additional problems for the city, especially when talking about affordable office space or...
May 23, 2018
Companies like Babolat, Sierra Nevada Corp. and CenturyLink are drawn to metro Denver’s northwest corridor because the location allows them to offer their employees an experience and because they have access to a large talent pool between Denver and Boulder.
May 9, 2018
Retail is an industry of churn. Old retailers go, new ones take their place. That is what is happening now more than a "retail apocalypse," the International Council of Shopping Centers reports.
May 2, 2018
Strolling through Oskar Blues' Longmont headquarters and brewery — a bustling maze of eclectically decorated office space, cavernous storage warehouses, brewing facilities where employees zip around on bicycles, assembly lines packed with a seemingly endless parade of cans and a taproom where staff and the public cheerfully mingle while sipping ales made a few yards away — one could be forgiven for assuming the craft beer industry is cruising along full speed ahead. But the industry, of which Oskar Blues is an undisputed leader with production facilities in three states and distribution in...
April 18, 2018
The Urban Land Institute and PwC’s Emerging Trends In Real Estate Global report published in March had a big focus on the disruption the tech sector has unleashed on real estate.
April 11, 2018
Despite the growth of open floor plans and creative workspaces, the U.S. office environment has been curiously resistant to change in recent decades.
March 28, 2018
BOULDER — German meal-kit provider HelloFresh SE has acquired Green Chef, a Boulder-based company that makes certified-organic meal kits. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
March 21, 2018
Celebration a small part of building city's thriving entrepreneurial scene, honorees say
March 15, 2018
Small cell solutions are being deployed throughout Colorado by Scott Harry
March 7, 2018
WeWork brought in almost $1B in revenue in 2017 — the year it revealed its plan to become a ubiquitous part of its members' lives — when it nearly doubled its global footprint, the company's president revealed.
February 27, 2018
BOULDER — Google Boulder soon will begin construction on Phase II of its new campus, providing enough room for the company to grow to 1,500 employees at the location.
February 13, 2018
Good management translates into value, and well‐managed properties can improve the quality of life for the people in them. For last year’s Real Estate Management Excellence award recipients, challenging and reshaping best business practices is a daily part of the job. The Institute of Real Estate Management uses the awards to highlight positive business practices. Businesses continue to see the value in fostering corporate responsibility, and real estate professionals have followed suit. In an industry that thrives on interpersonal relationships, the REME Awards affirm real estate’s ultimate...
February 6, 2018
Joining the list of tech companies rapidly expanding their footprints, Google will be opening offices in nine states across the U.S. with plans to hire thousands of new employees, according to CNN
February 1, 2018
It was only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies began to permeate the commercial real estate industry. Slowly but surely, sellers are broadening their buyer pools by accepting bitcoin transactions when trading property, and landlords across the country are increasingly accepting bitcoin for rent payments.
January 19, 2018
DENVER — A nine-county region in Colorado has made the shortlist as a potential site for Amazon’s second North American headquarters. After reviewing 238 proposals from across the United States., Canada and Mexico, Amazon revealed 20 candidates it is considering for the HQ2 project. Colorado’s proposal for the nine-county region was a collaboration between the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the nine-county region surrounding Denver. The nine counties are Denver, Larimer, Weld, Boulder, Broomfield, Adams,...