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...
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...
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,...
December 28, 2017
Crime levels have declined sharply in the US over the past two decades. According to FBI statistics, the rate of violent crime fell 50% between 1993 and 2015, the most recent full year available. However, public perceptions about crime don't always align with the data. In 21 Gallup surveys since 1989, the majority of Americans said there was more crime compared to the year before, despite the downward trend in both violent and property crime rates in the US during that period. Niche, a company that researches and collects reviews on cities, recently pinpointed the safest cities in the country...
December 12, 2017
Workplace stress abounds in offices across the U.S., as hours grow longer and tech advances often force employees to bring work home. To help alleviate pent-up tension in the workplace, Washington, D.C.-based Squeals on Wheels is bringing petting zoos to the office, providing employees with some friendly — and often fluffy — companionship during the day. Rabbits, puppies, teacup pigs, hedgehogs and even bearded dragons make appearances during the animal office parties offered by the company, the Washington Post reports. As people work longer hours and stress builds, businesses are seeking...
December 4, 2017
Randy Nichols, who co-developed the Pearl West building in downtown Boulder, has been added, as lead developer, to the project team working on a large and potentially transformative development on University Hill.
November 1, 2017
It Is Not The E-pocalypse: Brick-And-Mortar Claims More Online Retail Space E-commerce is not taking over traditional retail. A report from CBRE outlines how brick-and-mortar retailers account for roughly half of online sales and related activity.
October 31, 2017
Boulder (October 231, 2017) Dean Callan & Company is pleased to announce the leasing of over 55,000 square feet in The Campus at Longmont over the past 3 months. Hunter Barto and Dryden Dunsmore of Dean Callan & Company are the exclusive representatives for Balfour Pacific, and have assisted major tenant expansions and relocations to The Campus at Longmont. Thule, Inc. – 2420 Trade Centre. 19,096 square feet Redstone Aerospace Corporation – 2410 Trade Centre. 17,005 square feet Cray, Inc. – 2400/2410 Trade Centre. 14,292 square feet Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc. – 1501 S Sunset. 4,...
October 25, 2017
With Google planning on opening a new campus, and IBM and computer hardware-maker Seagate already in the area, the Boulder metro area ranks fifth in our analysis with 74 tech employees per 1,000 jobs. Though it has the most tech jobs of any metro area in the Centennial State, it also has in the southeast the Denver-Lakewood-Aurora metro area, where tech workers will find a higher annual median salary, $98,391 to Boulder’s $95,091
October 19, 2017
Boulder, Colorado—the happiest city in America according to the National Geographic Gallup Special Index—is best explored on two wheels, with over more than 300 miles of dedicated bikeways.
August 30, 2017
Big Colorado brewers are pitching in to make access to clean water fall lower on the list of things people affected by devastating flooding in Texas have to worry about. Oskar Blues Brewery shut down beer production in Longmont Tuesday afternoon, filling 88,800 cans with safe water. Trucks are estimated to arrive in Texas later in the week. Denver-based MillerCoors switched its Revolver brewing lines in Texas to can water. And Anheuser-Busch said it would stop canning beer in Georgia for a week to produce emergency drinking water. Floods and other natural disasters can damage and contaminate...
June 27, 2017
Boulder-based Namasté Solar has raised $3.1 million via a stock sale to expand its commercial division. Here is an example of Namaste’s rooftop solar installations at New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins. Courtesy Namasté Solar.
June 26, 2017
2101 Exterior Photo.jpg LONGMONT — Balfour Pacific Capital Inc., a real estate and private-equity firm based in Vancouver, Canada, has acquired 27 commercial buildings in the Campus at Longmont for $69.6 million. Balfour Pacific, led by Sam Belzberg, acquired the buildings, totaling 870,000 square feet, last month from Crescent Real Estate, which has dual headquarters in Centennial and Fort Worth, Texas. Boulder-based Dean Callan & Co.’s Hunter Barto and Dryden Dunsmore are the leasing agents for Balfour Pacific. Dean Callan & Co. has a long history with the portfolio dating back to...
June 15, 2017
DBJ.PNG (Picture from The Denver Journal) Denver-based K2Ventures LLC on Thursday broke ground on a 289-unit, $76 million project in Lakewood, near the Oak Station on the W Line. The development, called Oak Street Station, will also include 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail at 1420 Oak St. Charleston, South Carolina-based Greystar will manage the property. Units will range in size from 511 square feet to 1,177 square feet. “Occupying a full city block, the transit-oriented development will provide a new housing option adjacent to the light rail station,” said Kim Koen, principal at...
May 23, 2017
Neighborhood Market store to close June 16
May 1, 2017
The total values of commercial real estate in Boulder County grew by 23.3 percent, from about $8.9 billion in mid-2014 to more than $11 billion as of mid-2016, Braddock said.
April 26, 2017
Come the end of summer, The Kitchen Restaurant Group plans to open its fifth Next Door location in Colorado, at Longmont's Village at the Peaks. The new Boulder County venue, slated to open Sept. 1, will combine a restaurant and bar in a 3,500 square foot space seating 130 diners. An outdoor patio, affording mountain views, will accommodate an additional 45 guests.
April 24, 2017
Lafayette's long-dormant grain elevator and silos property could soon be resurrected in the form of a new brewpub. The plans mark the latest attempt in recent months to bring a modern touch to the arts-minded city's historic enclaves amid inevitable growth surrounding Old Town.
April 13, 2017
When the City Council passed the 2015 building height moratorium, it did so under a general agreement that Boulder should work to better define the circumstances under which future developments present enough "community benefit" to merit height-limit exemptions.
April 10, 2017
The Boulder Planning Board voted 6-0 on Thursday night against an outright ban of banks on the first floor of Pearl Street buildings downtown, which the City Council temporarily approved two months ago.
February 28, 2017
Less than four years after downsizing and moving east, The Video Station — Boulder's beloved, and last, film-rental outlet — is closing its doors next week after 35 years in business.
February 13, 2017
By any measure, 2016 was a stellar year for the Pearl Street Mall the crown jewel of Boulder's downtown core. Sales tax revenue was up 10 percent, landlords fetched record lease rates for restaurants and retail shops, and 1.23 million visitors strolled along the manicured, motor-free street.
February 2, 2017
Could be divided into four restaurants, including arcade bar in basement
January 27, 2017
Longtime Boulder restaurant Turley's Kitchen is up for sale as the owners of the four-decade-old eatery seek to move on to a newer, less demanding venture.
January 23, 2017
New-business filings exhibited “unrelenting growth” in the final quarter of 2016, while the energy sector has reached bottom but is in the early stages of recovery, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released Thursday by Wayne Williams, Colorado’s secretary of state.
January 13, 2017
A lot of ground was covered at Wednesday night's economic forecast event, hosted by the Boulder Economic Council and the Boulder Chamber.
January 12, 2017
Downtown Longmont has become an affordable oasis for fledgling artisans.
January 9, 2017
Part networking event, part lecture, the annual Boulder Economic Forecast, hosted by the Boulder Chamber, takes a comprehensive look at the local, state and national economies. A highlight of the event is the keynote by University of Colorado economist Richard Wobbekind. We sat down with Wobbekind to get a sneak preview of what this year's forecast will hold.
December 28, 2016
As Superior's leaders continue to usher plans for Town Center forward — the 157-acre development at U.S. 36 and McCaslin Boulevard is heralded by officials as the town's signal toward the future — concerns have grown among residents and some trustees as the long-slated project continues to be snarled by persistent delays.
November 30, 2016
In January, a Boulder County family plans to open Uturn BBQ, a brewery and barbecue joint that will serve up six-packs of its beers — and dinner, too — from a drive-thru window. Located in a former Burger King at 599 Crossing Drive in Lafayette, Uturn will also have indoor and outdoor seating, but the target market is busy commuters who don’t want to get out of their cars.
November 29, 2016
The search for a permanent home for the displaced Ras Kassa's Ethiopian Restaurant, which began almost two years ago before the celebrated eatery was ousted to make space for the slated Google campus, has ended in Lafayette.

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