Last month, I got a call from a title insurance company closer. Our client and the other parties to a real estate transaction had just instructed the title company to go ahead with the recording of documents and disbursement of funds in accordance with the settlement statement. We had sent an email to the closer with wire instructions for the funds—and the closer was calling to ask me to confirm those wire instructions, including the ABA routing number and the account number, over the phone.
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The City of Denver has released a comprehensive Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Plan.  The Plan, which pulls together a variety of City policies and programs and replaces a 2006 TOD Strategic Plan, is intended to provide guidance to three key groups:

– Developers and builders, who can use the Plan to “get information on the

Ken Schroeppel is the founder and administrator of DenverInfill, a blog that posts news and information about urban infill development in Denver. He’s just posted his annual look back at what the past year meant for downtown Denver development:

The big story, according to Schroeppel, is the multifamily residential construction boom that developed

Attendees at the Office & Industrial Market Update and 2013 Forecast Summit presented by The Colorado Real Estate Journal and Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti on September 6 heard from a panel of general contractors who reported that developers of industrial properties frequently choose to meet LEED standards without seeking the official LEED certification