The Broe Real Estate Group has brought a slice of the majesty of a Colorado mountainscape to the heart of downtown Denver.
The Denver-based company has installed a one-of-a-kind photographic print from world-renowned nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen in the recently renovated lobby of Trinity Place, 1801 Broadway.
The Dawn of Autumn is Mangelsen’s photograph of the 14,017-foot Wilson Peak in the Uncompahgre National Forest in Colorado.
“We wanted to bring the beauty and nature of Colorado into this professional office environment in the heart of Denver,” said Robert Jacobs, chief investment officer of the Broe Group. “We encourage people to visit the building and see the Mangelsen print.”
Mangelsen, whose work is being displayed in the Smithsonian Institution through Jan. 6, said the display in Trinity Place dwarfs the size of anything he has done in the past.
“During my first visit with Pat Broe (founder and owner of his namesake, privately held company) he mentioned that he would like to have a large image of Colorado for the Trinity building in downtown Denver,” said Mangelsen, who was named the 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year. “Although I told him I could select certain images that could be printed most any size, I did not realize just how large he meant. The Dawn of Autumn is made up of three panels, each 12 feet high by 9 feet wide, by far the largest image I have ever printed.”
Trinity Place is owned by an affiliate of the Denver-based Broe Real Estate Group. Broe also manages it.
Lobby newly renovated
The 17-story Trinity Place building at the intersection of Broadway and East 18th Avenue, across the street from the historic Brown Palace Hotel, recently underwent an extensive lobby renovation incorporating all new finishes.
The building’s location, coupled with easy access and ample downtown parking, is a selling point for tenants seeking downtown office space, according to the company. Office opportunities for new tenants exist with spaces available from small suites of approximately 1,200 square feet to multiple-floor opportunities. Top of the building signage may be available for a larger (multiple-floor) tenant.
Leasing is being handled by Newmark Knight Frank Frederick Ross. Lease information can be obtained at Newmark Knight Frank Frederick Ross’ website or contacting the leasing brokers, Pete Staab or Judson Robertson, at 303-892-1111.
Tenants at Trinity Place include Citigroup, Cathedral Energy Services and Lago Petroleum Consulting. Tenants that have recently relocated offices to Trinity Place include the Fognani & Faught law firm and Renew Strategies.
Former Governor a tenant
While Renew Strategies is not a household name, its owner is – former Gov. Bill Owens.
Owens is a fan of the new Mangelsen display.
“Seeing that panoramic Mangelsen print every time I walk through the lobby of Trinity Place is a reminder that Colorado is a great place to live and do business,” said Owens, principal and managing director of Renew Strategies, a private equity water fund and asset manager that specializes in providing water to municipalities and industries. Owens also is on an advisory board for the Great Western Oil & Gas Co., an affiliate of the Broe Group.
Owens relocated his office from another building in downtown to Trinity Place in December.
The Mangelsen Gallery in Cherry Creek North recently moved to storefront space at 216 Clayton St., a building also managed by the Broe Real Estate Group.
Broe Real Estate Group, an affiliate of The Broe Group, provides property management, asset management and advisory services for more than 29 million square feet of affiliate owned and third-party commercial real estate throughout North America. For more information, please visit this link. In addition to real estate, the Broe Group’s umbrella covers railroads and energy companies. The Broe Group’s transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is one of North America’s largest privately held transportation management companies, owning and managing railroads, intermodal service providers, transload companies, ports and related entities throughout North America. For more information, please visit this link. Great Western Oil & Gas Co. has grown to be one of the top oil producers in Colorado. For more on The Broe Group, please visit this link.