Real Estate Briefs

<LI><h3>Investor talks Elite into selling Yamato building</h3> Suzanne Jack went to brokers all over the country. She looked at investment opportunities in Denver, Charlottesville, North Carolina, and Ohio. She even drove around cities on her own looking for investment opportunities. And that’s how she found what she was looking for. Jack...
The city of Colorado Springs is ready to financially duke it out with Western Pacific Airlines’ bankruptcy attorneys, and city officials have a lot of businesses in their corner. On Jan. 18, Denver attorney Mark Fulford filed a procedural order to consolidate the defense motions for about 140 companies...
At lunch a few weeks ago at Phantom Canyon, one of our city’s leading economic development honchos, we’ll call him Mr. H., was asked why the local business community doesn’t seem to have any clout with the El Paso County legislative delegation. Other than the delegation’s lone Democrat, the group opposed last year’s statewide Referendum C initiative, which business fervently supported. Moreover, our GOP legislators are supporting other business-unfriendly initiatives that we may see on the November ballot.
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A company recently formed in Colorado Springs, named Learn2 International, has introduced a product named Learn2Earn. And Joe D’Altia, the company’s CEO and president, promises the software will change the way the world learns — and ultimately earns. Just introduced at a recent trade fair, customers flocked to sign up...
Late last week Deloitte &amp; Touche LLP, an international audit, tax and business consulting firm, announced the Colorado Technology Fast 50, a group of companies that have grown between 68 percent and 4,778 percent from 1993 to 1997. Colorado Springs placed six companies amongst the distinguished firms. “History of business...
As part of its leadership series, the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is having a luncheon at The Warehouse Tuesday. The chamber will welcome Executive Directors from: the Better Business Bureau, Jonathan Liebert; Citizen’s Project, Deborah Walker; Leadership Pikes Peak, Laraine Saldivar Gillespie; and Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Trudy...
Bill Hodgkins is the new chairman of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Mike Jorgensen of Red Noland Cadillac is the board’s chair-elect, and Chris Blees of BiggsKofford P.C. has been is board’s secretary and treasurer. Vikki Biernacki is the new office manager for the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, a […]
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<SUBHEAD>Griffis/Blessing expands its Pueblo portfolio</SUBHEAD> <B>Griffis/Blessing Inc</B>. acquired the management of the Norwest Bank building at 201 W. Eighth St. in Pueblo, where its own property-management offices are located. The 114,848-square-foot building has about 7,000 square feet available for lease. Anchor tenants include <B>Norwest Bank</B>, the Colorado State Lottery, the US...
Care &amp; Share of Colorado Springs won two grants to hire a part-time volunteer coordinator. The new employee is paid for by a $7,000 grant from the Leighty Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the Hill Foundation to train volunteers in more professional roles, run a referral service and...
A grassroots residents group that has been lobbying against natural gas drilling in Carbondale has now taken an unusual approach. The coalition is offering $2.5 million to  natural gas companies that hold leases to drill on public land in the Thompson Divide. It’s an effort to halt drilling and conserve the area, reports the Aspen […]
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After months of state and federal investigations into its business practices, Corinthian Colleges Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to plan the winding down of some of its operations — including its two facilities in Colorado Springs. The deal, announced Monday, stipulates the creation of an operating agreement by July […]
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More Coloradans are buying firearms in the wake of a movie theater shooting in Aurora that killed 12 and wounded 58, said the Washington Post. The state approved background checks for more than 2,000 people who wanted to buy guns, a 25 percent increase over an average three-day period. Read more at the Washington Post.  […]
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