Archive for July, 2010

MorningStar Senior Living shows assisted living concept that’s long on amenities

When senior housing exec Ken Jaeger was working his way up through the retirement-living industry, he began imagining a better way to handle the decisions families make when parents move beyond the point of living alone. “Daughters were always telling us, ‘I want Mom to be safe and secure,’” Jaeger recalls; “but mom would say, ‘I want to be independent.’”
Ken Jaeger and Katie Yoho of MorningStar Senior Living join residents Marian Hoskinson (left), Dorothy Kinsley and Betty Peters, outside their community in Applewood. more »

With an eye on sustainable development, Koelbel welcomes Carl Koelbel from CU’s Leeds School of Business

Koelbel and Company, which began its history of Denver real estate development in 1952, is welcoming Carl Koelbel into the firm, following his successful completion of a Masters in Real Estate and Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is son of Koelbel and Company President Walter ‘Buz’ Koelbel, Jr., and grandson of founder Walter Koelbel, Sr.
Carl Koelbel on Highline Canal
Carl Koelbel on the Highline Canal trail through The Preserve’s nature reserve.

Koelbel, who earned membership in the international business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma, during his graduate studies at CU’s Leeds School of Business, was part of a team of four students whose vision of a redeveloped Denver Coliseum complex won the 8th annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge for CU last year against teams from the University of Denver. During his studies, he carried out field internships that involved property analyses in Littleton’s redeveloped downtown area on behalf of Littleton Capital Partners, as well as creation of a “green” development handbook for Vail Associates. more »

With resort sales up, Rendezvous re-launches its popular ranch townhomes in Winter Park, at appealing new prices

Last year, you couldn’t find a builder starting any new models in mountain resort communities…but this weekend, 70 minutes west of Denver, Rendezvous is doing just that: bringing new homes on line, ranch-style townhomes with finished walk-outs and attached garages that were fast sellers in 2006 and 2007, when the mountain market sizzled.
Rendezvous Silvio
Silvio DeBartolomeis of Koelbel and Company shows off large ranch-style resort townhomes with garages and walk-out lower levels, the first home starts in Grand County.

With temperatures sizzling in Denver, this is a great day to drive over Berthoud Pass (high in Winter Park today, 76 F) and see those new, bright, very private ProngHorn townhomes and the new prices that go with them: From as low as $419,900, with views of the back ranges, trails and amenities, a free shuttle to the lifts during winter, just five minutes from Winter Park’s shops, bars and dining. more »

Birdies for Blessings benefit golf tourney moves to a new venue at Pradera

The annual Birdies for Blessings Golf Tournament, a major fundraiser for the Professionals Miracles Foundation, makes a move this year to the Jim Engh championship course at The Club at Pradera, south of Parker. The sixth annual tournament is set for Monday, Aug. 30.
Birdies for Blessings Chair Becky Kenny
2010 Birdies for Blessings Event Chair Rebecca Kenny at Pradera’s clubhouse.

Professionals Miracles Foundation was founded by Denver area real estate agents in 2000, as a support for families who are battling life threatening illnesses, particularly those involving children. more »