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CAHB appoints members to key committees

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Highlights:

  • The CAHB makes committee appointments.
  • The CAHB creates a communications committee.
  • The CAHB has about 2,000 member companies in its 11-statewide associations.
Durango-based Summit Custom Homes built this house. Janet Enge, co-owenr of Summit, has been named to head a new communications committee for the CAHB.

Durango-based Summit Custom Homes built this house. Janet Enge, co-owenr of Summit, has been named to head a new communications committee for the CAHB.

The Colorado Association of Home Builders recently appointed longtime industry leaders from Durango to the Denver area, to head key CAHB committees. Continue reading CAHB appoints members to key committees

Stapleton: Top in state, 6th in U.S. for home sales

Highlights:

  • Stapleton is one of the best-selling communities in the U.S.
  • It also is top in Colorado.
  • Stapleton boasts 2 new communities north of I-70.
Trails and open space are among the attraction at Conservatory Green, north of I-70, in Stapleton.

Trails and open space are among the attraction at Conservatory Green, north of I-70, in Stapleton.

Stapleton sold more homes in Colorado than any other master planned community in the state, according to one report.

Another report ranked Stapleton sixth in the U.S. for home sales in 2014. Continue reading Stapleton: Top in state, 6th in U.S. for home sales

MDC reports big drop in earnings during 4th quarter

Highlights:

  • MDC Holdings reports 4th quarter earnings.
  • MDC’s earning fell off and its stock price dropped.
  • Larry Mizel touched on fracking in Colorado.

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    Larry Mizel is chairman and CEO of Denver-based MDC Holdings Inc.

MDC Holdings, the biggest homebuilding company based in Denver, reported $14.6 million in profits in the fourth quarter, about 45 percent less than the $30.7 million in net income it reported in the fourth quarter of 2013. Continue reading MDC reports big drop in earnings during 4th quarter

Eclectic mix of tenants land at 250 Columbine

Highlights:

  • 1st round of tenants announced for 250 Columbine.
  • 250 Columbine is a $100 million mixed-use project in Cherry Creek North.
  • 250 Columbine is scheduled to be completed in May.
250 Columbine boasts its first wave of tenants in Cherry Creek North.

250 Columbine boasts its first wave of tenants in Cherry Creek North.

An eclectic mix of restaurants and retailers have signed leases in the $100 million, mixed-use 250 Columbine development that will be completed by May in the heart of Cherry Creek North. Continue reading 250 Columbine lands eclectic mix of tenants

Building permits soar in Denver

Highlights:

  • Denver releases building permit figures.
  • Building permits in 2014 highest since 2004.
  • Single biggest building permit issued for Alexan Uptown.
The Alexan Uptown represented the single largest building permit issued in Denver in 2014.

The Alexan Uptown represented the single largest building permit issued in Denver in 2014. Building permits soared in Denver last year.

The City and County of Denver last year issued almost 68,000 building permits. Continue reading Building permits soar in Denver

Case-Shiller: Denver home prices up 7.5%

Highlights:

  • Case-Shiller releases November report.
  • Denver homes ranked 5th.
  • Case-Shiller shows Denver homes gained 7.5%
Case-Shiller provides a snapshot of the market, nationally.

Case-Shiller provides a snapshot of the market, nationally.

Denver-area home prices rose by 7.5 percent in November from November 2013, according to the closely watched Case-Shiller index released today. Continue reading Case-Shiller: Denver home prices up 7.5%

CAR hires counsel

Highlights:

  • CAR, or the Colorado Association of Realtors, is the largest Realtor association in the state.
  • CAR has 21,000 members.
  • Scott Peterson is CAR’s new general counsel.
CAR has hired Scott Peterson as its general counsel.

CAR has hired Scott Peterson as its general counsel.

The Colorado Association of Realtors, the state’s largest real estate trade association, has named Scott A. Peterson as general counsel. Continue reading CAR hires Peterson as general counsel

Hick recalls Lynde

Highlights:

  • Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lynde McCormick were friends.
  • Hickenlooper was sad to learn that Lynde had died.
  • Lynde, while Business Editor of the Rocky, played a role in the birth of Hick’s brewpub.
Lynde D. McCormick III

Lynde D. McCormick III

Gov. John Hickenlooper still has the Rocky Mountain News article the newspaper’s then Business Editor Lynde McCormick ordered, which played a crucial role in launching Wynkoop Brewing Co. and kicking off the brewpub craze in Colorado. Continue reading Hick recalls Lynde

Home builders bring home the gold

Highlights:

  • Awards presented the NAHB show in Las Vegas.
  • Denver builders and other professionals took home a lot of Gold Awards.
  • Berkeley Homes/Harvard Communities won the most, with four Gold Awards.

 

The back of an award-winning home by Berkeley Homes/Harvard Communities at NorthSky at RidgeGate.

The back of an award-winning home by Berkeley Homes/Harvard Communities at NorthSky at RidgeGate.

Home building leaders in the Denver area brought home the gold. Continue reading Home builders bring home the gold

Lynde McCormick: Journalist, entrepreneur, dies in Denver

Highlights:

  • Lynde McCormick was a columnist and editor at the Rocky Mountain News.
  • Lynde also was a TV anchor, restaurant owner and ran a Chinese antique business.
  • Lynde was my friend.

 

Lynde D. McCormick III

Lynde D. McCormick III

Lynde McCormick from time to time would join me on luncheon jogs when I was a reporter at the Rocky Mountain News and he was the Business Editor. Continue reading Lynde McCormick: Journalist, entrepreneur, dies in Denver