Eyes MOB Developments
A Florida medical real estate developer is in talks with two separate healthcare systems to enter the Denver market. (Anyone who is scared of needles or sunshine, be warned.)
Rendina Cos wants to build off-campus medical facilities
just outside the metro Denver area, Rendina's EVP Todd Varney
told us during after our 3rd Annual Healthcare Real Estate Summit
in Atlanta last week. Todd declined to offer details but says Rendina would develop a series of MOBs. For Rendina, gaining access to the Denver market is a big driver: "It's one of the better markets in the country
." (Which is either good news about our economy or bad news about our overall health.)
Restaurants Eating Away At Retail Space
Denver's restaurant world is a grease trap
. And that's a good thing. Zall Co's Stuart Zall
says if a landlord has a building with a grease trap and a hood, no matter if its older space, "it goes faster than the market." Metro Denver has been experiencing a restaurant explosion
in recent years—especially among the "indie restaurant scene,"
he says. "Times are changing. People want to eat fewer meals at home." (The number of cooking shows on in the home is inversely proportional to the number of home cooks.)
It's not a bad topic to chat about, given that this week is Visit Denver's Denver Restaurant Week
. Stuart's firm has inked a number of new eatery deals
in recent months, including I-Fish sushi restaurant; two locations
for Novo Coffee; and the ninth location
for Marco's Pizza at 2207 E Colfax Ave.
Given Denver's healthy job market
and growing population
, Stuart says he doesn't see the demand for restaurant space slowing
, even with national chains. A number of restaurant operators are seeking locations in Denver, including Cantina Del Sol and Mi Cocina, such as this one in Dallas.
PDC Energy's Offices Have Two Years Left
Attention tenant rep brokers! Don't say we never give you any leads
. PDC Energy's nearly 42k SF
office at the 1775 Sherman St tower at the Denver Financial Center is expiring in December 2015
. That's according to SEC docs filed by the company. The company gives no indication as to whether it plans to renew
Cassidy Turley's Don Kortz Honored For Extensive Volunteerism
Congrats to Cassidy Turley's Don Kortz
, who was honored
by Metro Volunteers for his years of volunteer service during the organization's 8th Annual Heart of Volunteers event
this week. Don is a former member of the Governor's Task Force on Child Welfare, past board member for the Judith Ann Griese Foundation
, past board chair for the Colorado Health Foundation, and a current board member
of the Mizel Museum.
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