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The Springs’ real estate school of hard knocks

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


In Colorado Springs, commercial real estate markets move in predictable cycles. We get a decade or so of prosperity, as rents rise steadily and prices follow.  New entrants flood into the markets, brokers show up for work, answer their phones, write offers, collect commissions and move on to the next deal. Owners cackle with glee as their […]

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My thoughts on the mayor’s speech

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


One of the few perks available to the Mayor of Colorado Springs is, one hopes, a speechwriter.  If not, Mayor Lionel Rivera would have been obliged to labor late into the night to produce many thousands of words of flat, turgid prose. If he did, my sympathies!  And if he didn’t, speaking as one with a demonstrated ability to […]

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