Archive for July, 2013

Housing exec Peter Benson appointed Senior Vice President at Koelbel

Veteran Denver housing executive Peter Benson, who has cultivated new products and land acquisitions for a variety of prominent Colorado homebuilding and resort ventures over the past two decades, has been appointed Senior Vice President at venerable Denver-based developer Koelbel and Company.

Peter Benson, Senior Vice President, Koelbel and Company

“This is an experienced professional who’s a perfect fit with this company’s storied history and with where we’re headed in the coming decade,” said Walter ‘Buz’ Koelbel, Jr., President and CEO of Koelbel and Company, in announcing Benson’s appointment. more »

Pathfinder Partners, Bruckal Properties, give jet-age update to ’60s apt tower

San Diego-based Pathfinder Partners, LLC, and Canadian-based Bruckal Properties, Inc., specialists in commercial acquisitions and asset management, have given a $1.7 million makeover to a landmark mid-century modern apartment tower on S. Colorado Boulevard between Colorado Center and University Hills Shopping Center. The Wellshire, a 12-story apartment at 2499 S. Colorado, was created in 1962 when its steel/concrete architecture was trend-setting, but had subsequently lost that luster over following decades.

Wellshire’s bold makeover in colors reminiscent of its jet-age design.

Now Wellshire once again has the jet-age flair of its maiden flight – detailed in a period palette of iridescent reds-over-sea-greys and greens – colors that buyers and renters see in some trendy loft projects in the urban core. more »

Infinity reaches for an emerging luxury market at Stapleton with four models opening at Conservatory Green

By Mark Samuelson

How quickly are buyers gravitating to Stapleton’s new Conservatory Green neighborhood? Imagine this: Even before today’s grand opening by Infinity Home Collection of four model homes comprising the two most expensive collections yet ventured at Conservatory Green, they already have two dozen sales. And more of those buyers have gone for the most expensive models (from the $660s) than for the more moderate-priced ones (from the $560s).

Infinity’s newest series of models at Conservatory Green, Stapleton.

The only one NOT surprised by that is Infinity builder Dave Steinke, now opening his fourth generation of Stapleton designs — each series gradually trending toward more space, more luxury. more »