This article in today’s Denver Post discusses how, despite some regional variation in vacancy rates and rents, the statewide trends suggest optimism among property managers and landlords concerning future demand. 

The recent uptick in multi-family housing construction in some parts of Colorado indicates that developers may be feeling the same way. 

It will be

Police Line.jpgIn October of 2009, the United States Department of Justice issued a memorandum (the “Ogden Memo”) stating that scarce federal resources should not be focused “on individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.” The Ogden Memo also emphasized the federal commitment to

Medical marijuana businesses, including grow operations and dispensaries, can now be found in many communities throughout Colorado.  The establishment and proliferation of such businesses has presented a number of issues for their neighbors. 

One issue: marijuana stinks.  It has a very strong odor, even before it is smoked. 

Odor emanating from medical marijuana businesses has

For landlords, a late or missed rent payment might be the first sign that one of its tenants’ businesses is struggling or even failing.  In this economy, a landlord facing this kind of situation should keep certain things in mind in order to minimize potential lost revenue and expense.  

Quick action is critical in

The Colorado Supreme Court’s October 18, 2010 decision in Bly v. Story clarifies two issues with respect to condemnation proceedings in Colorado.  Bly involved a private party’s condemnation of an easement for a private way of necessity over a neighbor’s driveway.  The court, construing C.R.S. § 38-1-102(1), held that a metes and bounds legal