Last weeks NAIOP Source recapped the annual Legislative Summit held here in Denver on October 23-24. Various legislative leaders and chapter executives from NAIOP's chapter network were in attendance as NAIOP President and CEO Thomas Bisacquino addressed the crowd, "emphasizing how critical it is that NAIOP be at the proverbial legislative table, whether it is in statehouses, at provinces or on Capital Hill. With the nation still facing political uncertainty..." Click here to read the full article.
In an upcoming issue of Devlopment Magazine, published by the NAIOP Corporate office, there will be an article spotlighting our very own Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge (RMREC). This annual premiere event held each May has drawn attention on a National level thanks to the hard work of the RMREC Committee of volunteers who work tirelessly to make the event happen. At the recent Chapter Merit Awards in February, the NAIOP Colorado Chapter was named Large Chapter winner in the Special Event category for the 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge held in 2012 (read more here). The Colorado Chapter was also recognized for the RMREC in 2010 in the Education category. Read article now.
The Challenge committee for this nationally recognized event is beginning the process now to search for the project to be studied by the students in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge. If you have a project that you believe would make great subject or that you want to have studied by the brightest new minds in the industry, please contact Al Colussy or Jayma File to submit your proposal.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 RMREC, please contact Jayma File for more information.
NAIOP is pleased to announce the application process for the eighth annual Developing Leaders Award is now open. This award honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals, 35 years of age and under, for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry and NAIOP.
The 2013 Developing Leaders Award will be presented to six recipients who have shown exemplary achievements and demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments in commercial real estate industry. Each winner must be a member of NAIOP in good standing and previous Developing Leader Award recipients are not eligible.
New this year, the immediate supervisor is required to complete a consent and recommendation form. This form can be submitted separately and is in addition to the required chapter recommendation form.
Recipients of NAIOP’s 2013 Developing Leaders Award will be honored at Development ’13: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate, which will be held in San Diego, CA October 7 – 9. Each of the six selected award winners will receive one complimentary registration to attend the conference (a $595 value) in addition to receiving publicity and unparalleled networking opportunities. NAIOP is also providing a complimentary registration to the award recipient’s supervisor. The complimentary supervisor registration is not transferable.
This year’s Challenge event is one of the many ways the City of Boulder is generating ideas for the site. “The very professional and innovative concepts presented by the teams at the Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge provide an exciting vision that will engage our community and energize our planning efforts,” said City of Boulder Mayor Matt Appelbaum. “While the proposal by the CU team was chosen as the winner, all four teams should be proud to know their work and big ideas will help shape the future Boulder Civic Area plan.”
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, NAIOP Colorado joined with the Apartment Association of Colorado and ICSC for the 2013 Commercial Real Estate and Multi-Family Housing Day at the Capitol. The group met in the Old Supreme Court Chambers of the State Capitol Building at 1:00 pm.
The program started right away with a presentation by Attorney General John Suthers. He brought the group up to speed on a number of issues facing the State of Colorado from a legal perspective including a lively discussion on the reaction of the legal profession to the gun rights Bill's that have been passed and signed during this session. He also talked at length about the Lobato Case which could have significant impact on the state budget depending on the ruling of the court.
Over 300 NAIOP Chapter leaders from across the nation, including 8 delegates from the Colorado Chapter, gathered in Washington DC for the annual Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat the week of February 11 – 14, 2013. At the retreat, the group networked with leaders from other chapters across the country, as well as attended seminars and meetings where a variety of topics were presented and discussed, rounded out by a visit to Capitol Hill, spending a day visiting the Legislative Delegation from Colorado. On the evening of February 13th, everyone gathered for a gala celebration of the chapters and their accomplishments over the past year. Eighteen chapters and three individuals were honored and our very own Colorado Chapter received 3 awards during the evening’s ceremonies. In the Large Chapter designation, Colorado was recognized for exemplory programs in the following categories:
Education - for the 2011 NAIOP Traveling Circus and Property Fair in which the NAIOP Colorado Chapter partnered with Colliers International’s Denver Office to develop both an educational and entertaining property tour of Southeast Metro Denver. The event was literally a “three ring circus” lead by Colliers’ President Brad Calbert and Chair Gregg Barker, now with MAVDevelopment. Features included a presentation by the IKEA development team, bus tour of various office and retail developments, and finally a circus themed trade show and cocktail reception. Event attendees acquired a vast amount of information about new, existing and planned real estate developments, as well as ample opportunity to cultivate new business prospects in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Legislative/Government Affairs – in recognition of the NAIOP Colorado Chapter’s Legislative Advocacy Strategic Plan written by the Chapter’s Executive Director, Kathie Barstnar. The Chapter has had a successful Legislative Advocacy Program for over 10 years. Over the past two years significant effort has been put into enhancing and focusing the program and the Legislative Advocacy Strategic Plan is the guiding document for the future of this program. This document outlines the purpose, vision, mission and strategic initiatives for the Chapter’s our Legislative Advocacy Program.
Special Event - for the Chapter’s 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge held in May of 2012. The popular Challenge event marked marked the culmination of a four-month process in which 80 students analyzed more than 100 potential redevelopment ideas for the 65-acre Mile High Greyhound Park in Commerce City, Colorado. Aided by real estate professionals and architectural/engineering experts, five student teams spent more than 8,000 hours to deliver a development proposal that determined the highest and best use for the project. The final student teams them present their development proposals in front of a crowd of over 650 real estate professionals. The highly anticipated 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Denver and will feature redevelopment proposals for the Boulder Civic Area, a City of Boulder project.
Land Title Guarantee Company and NAIOP Colorado, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, will again host the Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge in 2013. The challenge is a premier real estate event which features students from the University of Colorado and the University of Denver as well as industry leaders in the Colorado real estate community. For the first time in the event’s eleven year history, the featured project will be within the city limits of Boulder, Colorado. The project will consist of student teams evaluating the redevelopment opportunity of the Boulder Civic Area, bound by 9th to 17th streets and Canyon Boulevard to Arapahoe Avenue.
The Challenge tasks more than 50 of the state’s best and brightest graduate students from the University of Colorado and the University of Denver to evaluate and make recommendations for a key block within the Civic Area while considering how the block integrates into the larger area.
NAIOP CEO and President Tom Bisacquino was recently interviewed by BusinessDegreeOnline.com. This interview was posted on their website and gives some good advice to current real estate students or those who are interested in pursuing a degree in the industry. Mr. Bisacquino talks about two specific online opportunities offered by NAIOP to students for credit. Watch his interview online now.
A team of architects from IA Interior Architects teamed up with Pickard Chilton to participate in the 2012 NAIOP Office Building of the Future global design competition. As a part of a larger team, this group was selected as a winner of this first time event. The goal of the competition was to envision the office building in 2030 as it relates to the changing workplace, new technologies, sustainability, urban design impact and development viability. A synopsis of the full report was presented at the 2012 Annual NAIOP Development meeting that took place last month in Washington DC. The comprehensive research report will be published in December. For more information and further details about this exciting project, please contact Larry King, Managing Principal at IA Interior Architects.