The number of construction companies that survived Colorado Springs’ boom-bust cycles over the years are few. After 18 years in the Pikes Peak region, however, Copestone General Contractors has earned a secure place in the history books for its staying power and its steady growth. Kurt Kaltenbacher, Copestone’s founder and president, arrived in Colorado Springs […]
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Hope I didn’t throw those of you looking for the Urban Land Institute update a curve last week. The information was held for this week’s column instead. As usual, commercial real estate seems to be attracting renewed attention in the face of the stock market’s contractions – it’s even starting to attract the attention of […]
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No flowery prose today – there’s too much real estate news to pass on. From the opening of the 2002 Parade of Homes to the Urban Land Institute’s mid-year projections and a plethora of new transactions to report, the dog days of August will be anything but dull. HBA’s Parade of Homes Runs August 9-25 […]
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Congratulations this week to the City of Fountain for its 2002 designations as one of the country’s top ten “All American Cities.” Mayor Ken Barela and City Manager, Greg Nyhoff, along with the Fountain City Council definitely get credit for raising the awareness, the commitment and the money (the national competition requires that a city […]
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According to UCCS College of Business and Administration’s Southern Colorado Economic Forum Senior Economist Fred Crowley, Colorado Springs has begun to recover from a brief recession, but is trailing the national recovery by several months. He arrives at this conclusion in the Forum’s Quarterly Updates and Estimates. His analysis is based on measuring several key […]
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Taa Dixon, a 1994 Colorado College grad with a flair for big-picture thinking, started 720 Media, a website design and strategic marketing firm in Colorado Springs. Two years later, her company has already developed an enviable list of premier marketing accounts. This rising star in the Pikes Peak region’s entrepreneurial skies heads a young team […]
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The Small Business Administration says its new SBAExpress loan program will make loan applications easier to complete and faster to implement. The pilot loan program will also significantly expand the number of lenders participating in the program and increase access to capital for small businesses. In particular, the SBA has implemented program modifications to allow […]
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Last year’s departure of Quantum’s manufacturing operation, downsizing at MCI and Intel as well as a shake-out in the dot.com industry has left its legacy in sublease space. The glut of vacant, but leased office and industrial space exceeds 1.3 million square feet in second quarter 2002 – pushing overall vacancies to an eight-year high. […]
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Calling for private citizen and business community participation to build a better Colorado Springs, City Manager Lorne Kramer addressed a receptive audience of 200 Economic Development Corporation (EDC) members, politicians, nonprofit leaders and media representatives on Thursday, July 11 at the Colorado Hall. On hand for the event were new Deputy City Manager, Dave Nickerson […]
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High-end buyers are still snapping up executive home sites along the Front Range like crazy. In spite of a slow national economy, luxury communities like Stratton Preserve, Stratton Pines, Stratton Forest, The Spires, University Park, Pine Creek, Cedar Heights and The Broadmoor Resort Community, for example, are recovering nicely from the fall 2001 down market. […]
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Those that attended the June 19 RCIS luncheon were treated to not one, but two high quality presenters. Colorado Springs-based sports psychologist and counselor, Dr. Gayle Davis, described how to hang tough through an uncertain market, and explained how to avoid negative “self-talk” (not that any of us ever experience the temptation…). David Seamon, EDC’s […]
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When a prime piece of real estate became available in downtown Old Colorado City, Kaye and David Caster didn’t hesitate purchasing it.Ironically, fire destroyed the old building, which once served as the town’s fire station, police department and jail. In later years, the building was a gift shop with apartments on the top floor. The […]
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