NAIOP Monthly Highlights Winter 2023

NAIOP Celebrates 10th Anniversary Fight Night:
A Decade of Fun, Results & Highlights

Fight Night 2023 Images and More

NAIOP Fight Night, born from inspiration in Phoenix over a decade ago, has become a standout occasion in Colorado's commercial real estate industry calendar.  Discover how a unique blend of real estate prowess and boxing passion transformed a post-recession experiment into a must-attend event, selling out its 10th Anniversary despite economic challenges. Learn about the impact of this industry celebration, raising $300,000 for at-risk youth and showcasing the grit of commercial real estate professionals stepping into the ring.  Check out this article, which incudes links to view and share the recap video and event pictures

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Sponsor Showcase

Brownstein - We're all in. 

We're all in. Founded in 1968, more than 50 years ago, by three University of Colorado graduates, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck provides its clients a value that no other western law firm can match—an integrated approach that combines sensible business solutions with a federal, state and local government perspective. At Brownstein, “all in” isn’t just a catchy slogan or an empty claim. It’s an approach we apply to each challenge we take on. And an attitude that keeps our clients coming back, time and time again. Read more

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FirstBank - Doing What's Right. 

Doing what's right for our customers, communities, and employees. FirstBank began providing banking services in 1963 and has grown into one of the nation’s largest privately-held banks. The bank offers a variety of commercial banking services, including business financing, commercial real estate loans, treasury management, and full range of consumer deposit accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, rental property loans, and more. 

As an industry leader, FirstBank has spent the last 60 years creating a meaningful and stress-free banking experience.  Read more

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Transwestern Real Estate Services 

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) strives to add value for investors, owners and occupiers across all commercial property types. Fueled by a holistic perspective of the real estate life cycle, agility and creativity are hallmarks of our approach, while vast national resources and sound market intelligence underpin customized recommendations and property solutions. Transwestern has been active in the Denver-area real estate market since the early 2000s and we’ve seamlessly transacted on a diverse range of properties and development opportunities. Each transaction is approached with a customized strategy, tailored to align with the unique intricacies and requirements presented. Read more

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NAIOP DEI and Project Destined

Deals Happen Here. At NAIOP Colorado, we bring together relationships, resources and informed insights to get business done while helping Colorado develop in a responsible way. We keep our eyes open for unexpected business opportunities and innovative partnerships. We initiate and build key conversations. And we bring the right people to the table at the right time to make deals happen here.

Hines Breaks Ground on First Phase of Class A Industrial Park in North Central Denver

In July 2023, Hines, a global real estate investment, development, and property manager, in partnership with EnviroFinance Group (“EFG”), announced the groundbreaking of the first phase at Quantum 56, a Class A, six-building, 868,360 square feet industrial park in North Central Denver, situated west of I-25 on 56th Ave, and a short ten minutes from Denver’s CBD within the most sought-after industrial submarket for tenants and investors alike. Phase I, featuring three buildings totaling 585,000 square feet of warehouse / manufacturing space, is set to be completed in Q2 2024.  Essex Financial Group (“Essex”) secured the construction loan for Phase I.Read More

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Revesco Properties Partners with Ellipsis Construction on Buildout of Little Owl Coffee Shop in LoHi

Two NAIOP members, Marc Perusse and Yvette Roman, collaborated on the buildout of the Little Owl coffee shop at their Lower Highlands (“LoHi”) location. Revesco Properties developed, owns, and occupies the mixed-use building located at 2731 17th St Suite 300, Denver, CO 80211, and was searching for a retail tenant on the ground floor. Marc had known the Little Owl founder, Seanna Forey Carrêlo, for a few years and wanted to secure her as a tenant for Revesco’s building. Seanna and her partners, Mike Sinon and Corey Wall were looking for a general contractor to build out the LoHi location, as their prior bids were coming in significantly over budget. Read More

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Recent Events Rewind:
Cherry Creek Tour, Curling & More

Committee Callout

Engagement & Communications Update:

Thank you, Shane! Welcome, Buzz!

The Engagement and Communications Committee of NAIOP Colorado is tasked with helping increase awareness of NAIOP's mission and promotes engagement and involvement opportunities for members, corporate sponsors, and the greater commercial real estate community and beyond. Under the leadership of Shane Mahoney, this relatively new committee has successfully spearheaded the Chapter's DEI program, developed a quarterly newsletter and a podcast, and enhanced social communications, thereby contributing to a notable surge in event attendance and membership growth.


As we approach 2024 and transition to new leadership, Shane reflects on the committee's achievements and incoming Chair Buzz Miller shares how the growing committee will propel  the Chapter to even greater heights. Continue reading and learn more about opportunities to serve on the committee

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Construction Corner, presented by The Weitz Company
Public Polcy Corner presented by Fidelity National Title

Public Policy:
Colorado Legislature Special Session Recap

Following the sound defeat of Proposition HH on the November Ballot, Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis was forced to call a special session to address the impending property tax tsunami. While NAIOP Colorado and a coalition of similar CRE industry organizations encouraged the Governor to include Commercial Property Tax relief in his direction to the Legislature, sadly, he did not. Read More.

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Member Spotlights

Antoine Adou
Trammell Crow Company

Developing Leader / 2023 DL Mentor Program / DEI Committee

Abby Kochevar
Land Title Guarantee Company

Developing Leaders / Engagement & Communications Committee

Ethan Rus
The Vertex Companies

Developing Leader 

Jack Sorenson
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

Developing Leader / Engagement & Communications and DEI Committees


Dan and Justin on Casting Lines and Strumming Chords

NAIOP members illustrate how their personal lives, interests, hobbies, and passions impact their career paths and influence their day-to-day business acumen and relationships. In Be Kind Rewind, President-Elect Dan Metzger finds confidence on the stage performing and Justin Pless shares the important life lessons learned from Minnesota fishing adventures. Read more

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Member Intersections
Member Perspective featuring Lea Ann Fowler

John Ellis - Title Tales and Time-Tested Wisdom

A NAIOP Past President and two-time Member of the Year honoree, John F. Ellis serves as Senior Vice President, National Commercial Account Executive with Fidelity National Title National Commercial Services. A veteran of the commercial real estate industry with a career in title spanning over 50 years, John talks with Alicia Nikifarava about his perspective on long-term success and shares his core values for life and business.  Keep reading

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Members on the Move


Call for Nominations: NAIOP Awards of Achievement

Join NAIOP Colorado as we celebrate the 37th Annual Awards of Achievement Celebration presented by Fidelity National Title National Commercial Services, honoring the "Best of the Best" in Colorado's Real Estate Industry for 2023 on Thursday, February 29, 2024.  Each year, over 20 awards are given to acknowledge achievements in Brokerage, Development, Finance, and Special Categories to include Capital Markets Transaction of the Year; Trailblazer of the Year; and More!  Submit your personal or project nomination before January 12th!

Subscribe & Listen: Developing Leadership Podcast

The Developing Leadership podcast series is hosted by the Chapter's Developing Leaders and features business leaders and entrepreneurs within the Colorado commercial real estate community. Experience the stories of industry thought-leaders and their unconventional paths to success, emphasizing perseverance and an abundance mindset. Subscribe and listed now.    

Connect with Partners and Tools That Matter. Invest in NAIOP Colorado.

NAIOP Colorado connects you to the the key players and valuable resources that will have a meaningful impact on your business. Join NAIOP as a Sponsor and receive recognition at events, exposure in promotional materials, and exclusive invitations to select Chapter events and programming. 

Calendar of Events

THANK YOU 2023 NAIOP Sponsors


SUSTAINING SPONSORS | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP | Alcorn Construction | SUPPORTING SPONSORS | Polsinelli, PC | Transwestern | Arch-Con Corporation | FirstBank | ROCKY MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE CHALLENGE | Land Title Guarantee Company - Major Sponsor | U.S. Forest Service; Impact Finance Center (IFC); Revesco Properties - Project Sponsors| The Opus Foundation - Scholarship Sponsor | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP - Supporting | AWARDS & PUBLIC POLICY SPONSOR | Fidelity National Title National Commercial Services| DEVELOPING LEADERS PROGRAM | First American Title - NCS - Major Sponsor | Essex Financial Group | Baron Properties - Supporting | DEI PROGRAM SPONSORS| Trammell Crow Company – Major Sponsor | McWhinney – Project Destined Sustaining Sponsor | FIGHT NIGHT | CoStar Group, Inc. | LoopNet - Major Sponsor | CONSTRUCTION CORNER SPONSOR | The Weitz Company | MARKETING SUPPORT | Small Giants, LLC | MEDIA SPONSOR | Colorado Real Estate Journal | CHAPTER SPONSORS | Alpine Bank | ARCO/Murray | BNBuilders | Brinkman Real Estate | Brinkmann Constructors | Capstone Companies | CBRE | Circle West Architects | Community Banks of Colorado | Comunale Properties | Confluent Development | Conscience Bay Company | Denison Parking | DPC Companies | Eide Bailly LLP | Evergreen Devco, Inc. | Flywheel Capital | Granite Properties | Greshem Smith } Hines | Hogan Lovells US LLP | Holland & Hart LLP | JE Dunn Construction | JP Morgan Chase | Kimley-Horn | Kirkpatrick Bank | LBA Realty | Lincoln Property Company | Lowe | Majestic Realty Co. | Marcus & Millichap | Messner Reeves LLP | Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation | Milender White | Moss Adams | Moye White LLP | MTech Mechanical | Newmark | Opus Development Company L.L.C. | Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, P.C. | Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors, LLC | Prime West | Prologis | Sagard Real Estate | Stream Realty Partners | Swinerton | The RMR Group | Taylor Kohrs | United Properties | U.S. Bank Commercial Real Estate | 

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