By Noah Nemmers, PE, PLS & Vince Harris, AICP

community-planningIf you’re looking for signs the real estate market is turning around, Colorado has plenty–especially in Baseline’s home county.  Baseline Corporation was proud to be a sponsor of last month’s 2012 South Jeffco Innovators Real Estate Event from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC).  Consisting of public and private investors, Jeffco EDC is Colorado’s oldest economic development organization.

We were encouraged by the overall agreement from panelists and attendees about the real estate market turning around.  Jeffco is primarily attractive to builders due to its geographic location and flexibility for future expansion.  It was equally impressive to hear from cutting-edge companies developing new technology in our county.  These companies are specializing in thin batteries, fuel cells and solar energy.

Discussions at the 2012 South Jeffco Innovators Real Estate Event complement the encouraging signs for Colorado’s real estate development.  According to the 2012 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report from the Urban Land Institute and PwC:

Denver’s tech and energy-related markets make it a good investment.

Among property sectors, there’s a high demand for apartments.  People want to live smaller, closer to work and near mass transit.  FasTracks meets this demand.

What are the encouraging signs you’re seeing for real estate?