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Denver Office Market Update Q2 2020

Denver’s commercial real estate market entered Q2 2020 in a strong position, even as COVID-19 forced the majority of the state to shut down starting in mid-March. While Denver’s office landscape is starting to shift as companies re-evaluate their space needs, there is steady activity across the Denver metro area. Here are some highlights of Denver's commercial real estate activity in Q2 2020.   Downtown Denver The market continues to shift as 58 new subleases have hit the downtown market since April 1. Facebook announced plans to double the size [...]

Black Lives Matter

We believe that Black Lives Matter. We have been filled with sadness and anger watching the series of disturbing and tragic events that have recently taken place in Black communities across the country – including the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery – and the fact that this has been a reality for far too long. Systemic racism continues to plague the United States. It is up to all of us to come together, acknowledge the problems and educate ourselves so that we can become part of [...]

Re-Opening Your Office Space Recap: Video + Key Takeaways

Re-opening office spaces across Colorado requires thoughtful planning, clear communication and patience for employers, employees and property managers alike. During Tributary’s recent “Re-Opening Your Office Space” virtual panel moderated by Partner Amy Aldridge, local industry experts weighed in on what it looks like for companies to create and implement a successful re-entry plan. […]

Resource Guide: How to Re-Open Your Office

There are many factors to consider as you look to re-open your office while navigating COVID-19. With so much information out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some helpful tips and resources for creating a plan that supports employee health and safety, while allowing you to resume your ‘normal’ business operations as much as possible. Finding the Right Time Across the US, different states and municipalities are lifting stay-at-home orders, including in Colorado.  It’s important to understand the scope of these new orders before [...]

Video + FAQ: Navigating Your Office Lease During COVID-19

Tributary Real Estate recently hosted a virtual panel with top commercial real estate experts to discuss how companies should navigate their office leases during COVID-19. Our panelists answered some of the most pressing questions we're seeing from our clients and others in the business community - from how COVID-19 is affecting real estate decisions to legal options for lease terms to how you should be negotiating with your landlord, and more. If you weren't able to attend, please watch the video below. We've also included an FAQ that highlights our [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Navigate Your Office Lease

Millions of businesses around the country are trying to settle into a new normal for their workplace routine. For office tenants, this means a huge shift towards working from home for the majority, if not all, of their employees to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As you continue to navigate this new virtual reality as a business leader, there are thousands of questions running through your mind: Will we make it through this? Are my employees OK? What does this mean for productivity? How will this impact my team’s [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Impact on Commercial Real Estate Lending

As this unprecedented situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities around the world, people are seeking answers, particularly regarding the current state of financial markets. How will commercial real estate lenders respond as uncertainty continues to overshadow the market? Here’s some insight. Recently, the federal government pumped $1.5 trillion into the economy in an effort to calm the market and provide liquidity so that business and property owners can maintain operations and keep people employed. For commercial real estate owners in Colorado, this could be one of the greatest [...]

Denver’s Commercial Real Estate Market Update: Q4 2019

It’s no secret that Denver’s commercial real estate market has been incredibly strong for the past few years. In 2019, this uphill trend continued, revealing sustained strength across nearly every sector. Meeting the high demand for commercial and industrial real estate, including downtown high-rises, suburban business parks, warehouses and manufacturing facilities, Denver continues to heat up with new developments to keep pace. Here’s a round-up of Denver commercial real estate activity in Q4 2019. Downtown Denver: While Downtown Denver experienced a decrease in active construction during Q4, plans for more [...]

Decade in Review: Denver’s Commercial Real Estate Cycle

Since the global financial crisis over a decade ago, Denver has solidified its status as a city where people – and businesses – want to be. As high-profile companies relocate their headquarters and key operations here, the Mile High City continues to have undeniably strong economic fundamentals. In fact, Denver has consistently ranked among the Top 10 recession-recovered cities for the past few years. As a result, Denver has become an attractive market for investment. Over the past decade, commercial real estate has seen a steady influx of both domestic [...]

9 Reasons to Use a Commercial Real Estate Broker

One of the most frequently asked questions by potential clients is why they should use a broker like Tributary to secure an office lease. As a business owner, you may assume that you can reduce the amount of time, energy and costs it takes to find a commercial space by navigating the process on your own. In reality, a talented broker can make the process easier for you. At Tributary, we understand that real estate is one of the highest expenses of running a business and that it has a [...]

Announcing Tributary’s New CRE Capital Team

At Tributary Real Estate, we’re always looking for ways to expand our service offerings and elevate our client experience. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our latest venture: we’ve officially launched a commercial real estate capital division! Tributary Capital provides clients with efficient and competitively priced financing options, meeting the need for alternative funding sources in the Colorado marketplace. We primarily focus on non-recourse bridge loans for acquisition to lease-up/value-add and covenant defaults, adding to our comprehensive suite of services that cover the entire commercial real estate lifecycle. At the [...]

Our Community. Our Responsibility.

Giving back to our Denver community is a critical part of Tributary Real Estate’s culture. From volunteering with industry associations and nonprofit organizations to leading business community initiatives and helping guide public policy, our team is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the neighborhoods we serve every day. Since 2017, our team has spent hundreds of volunteer hours in and around the Denver Metro Area. As a team, we have delivered groceries to hungry families and individuals for Metro Caring, one of Denver’s largest hunger relief programs that [...]

What Opportunity Zones Mean for Denver’s Growth

“Opportunity Zones” are top of mind in Denver’s development world right now. Since the new tax incentive launched in January 2019, developers and investors – really anyone in the commercial real estate industry – have been trying to figure out exactly what it means and how to take advantage of it. While there are multiple opinions on how it will shake out, the general consensus is that it will ultimately benefit Denver’s (and Colorado’s) growth. Designed as an economic development driver, the federal Opportunity Zone program is part of the [...]

Get to Know Team Tributary

We guarantee you won't find a team of brokers, developers and investors who enjoy what they do quite as much as us. We love Denver, and make it our job to know the ins and outs of this market so we can make informed decisions that maximize value for our clients and partners. Plus, we have fun doing it. Our customized approach to Denver brokerage, development and investment is built on strong relationships and data-driven insights. Watch this video to get to know who we are and what we're all about! [...]

High-Performing Buildings and Your Bottomline

‘High-performing’ buildings – a term that has evolved from the concept of ‘green’ buildings – aren’t new to the Denver market, but with so much emphasis put on them in this current construction cycle, it’s important to understand what they mean for your company, your employees, and – perhaps most importantly – your bottom line. Whether you’re a small-, mid- or large-sized company, you’re faced with a myriad of decisions when it comes to choosing the right office space. While location and amenities are usually top of mind, sustainability is [...]

Building Sale Basics: Rising Costs

When a building changes hands – a trend all too familiar in Denver right now – it’s hard to understand exactly how it will affect you and your business as a tenant. That’s why we’re continuing our “Building Sale Basics” series with this next installment that breaks down how a building sale can potentially increase your cost exposure. As commercial real estate continues to increase in value, buildings are selling at record prices. There are multiple factors that feed into this increased value, including a rise in land prices, construction [...]

Pros and Cons of Coworking Spaces

As the Denver market continues to grow, one particular type of real estate seems to be popping up everywhere you turn: Coworking spaces. Designed for flexibility and ease of use for startups, freelancers and even established companies looking for interim or flexible workspace options, coworking spaces are attracting major attention and making headlines almost weekly. No longer just a fad, this type of office space is a force to be reckoned with. […]

Building Sale Basics: The Estoppel Certificate

With Denver’s commercial real estate market showing few signs of slowing down, hardly a week goes by without a headline exalting the sale of another commercial real estate property. And while it may not seem all that relevant to your business if you don’t happen to lease in that building, it’s important to be prepared to protect your interests and limit your risk should your building change hands. […]


When you’re looking for a brokerage firm to represent your company, it can be hard to know where to start. If you ask around, chances are you’ll get a lot of different opinions and too many referrals to know what to do with. You’ll find a variety of preferences that quickly showcase that what works for one company may not work for another, especially in this continually-evolving Denver market. […]

Coworking or Traditional Office Space? Here’s What to Consider.

You’ve gone from being a fledgling startup to a full-fledged business owner. Your client list is growing by the day, maybe you’ve received your first round of funding, and it’s not just you and your dog in the basement anymore. You know you need an office to house your growing team, but deciding how much to spend and the best office space for you has probably left you with a lot more questions than answers. […]


Commercial real estate, as an industry, has traditionally been slow to adapt to new technology. From brokerage to development to investment, the processes have been relatively static (and heavily reliant on good ol’ fashioned paper), but CRE is finally starting to embrace the efficiencies technology affords, and at Tributary, we aim to lead the way. While we’ve already made the shift to using tablets and iPads rather than printed packets to lead potential investors and tenants through walkthroughs of available developments, we’re in the process of making an even bigger [...]

Welcome to Your Go-To CRE Resource

At Tributary Real Estate, we approach things a little differently. As a fully integrated commercial real estate firm, we’re getting rid of the silos that so commonly exist in our industry with the intent of building a powerhouse team that can better serve our clients in the Denver metro area. While we maintain distinct areas within our business (brokerage, development and investment), we rely on each other’s expertise across divisions to make the most informed decisions together with our clients and partners. Consider this blog your go-to resource for all [...]

Meet Our New Dedicated Brokerage Team

Exciting things are happening at Tributary Real Estate and we are thrilled to share our latest news with you: we’ve officially launched a dedicated brokerage services division! By expanding our brokerage division and adding a fully dedicated team to this service line, we can better position our clients for long-term success throughout the Denver area. Veteran broker Andy Cullen will lead the division. Together Andy and Ryan Arnold, partner at Tributary real estate, put together a team that knows the Denver market inside and out. They handpicked each of these [...]

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